As is our tradition, the end of the year means it’s time for a look back at the best bird books published this year. Once again, 10,000 Birds book reviewer Donna Schulman joins me to talk about our favorites. Donna and I each share our Top 5, including field guides, family specific guides, and narratives from well-known authors and publishers.

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Donna’s Top 5
1) Oceanic Birds of the World – Steve Howell & Kirk Zufelt

2) Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America – Rick Wright

3) Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, & Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior – Marie Read

4) Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City – P.A. Buckley, et al

5) Ruby’s Birds – Mya Thompson (author) & Claudia Dávila (illustrator)

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