Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin, by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie Princeton University Press, 2014 544 pages, $45.00 hardcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books How did today's birds come to be? How read more >>
I’ve often heard that there are two career options for young birders: go into ecology or biology and spend your working hours birding, or go into a more profitable field and use your spare time to bird.
Tubenoses - well-adapted birds that spend most of their lives soaring over the open ocean - are shrouded in more mystery than any other group of birds. Not only are their habitats so inaccessible, but distinguishing between cryptic species makes them a true frontier for ornithologists and birders alike.
In 2000, the birding world greeted the arrival of the revolutionary new Sibley Guide to Birds. Now, 13 years later, we welcome the long awaited updated second edition of our favorite field guide.
Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight, by Ken Behrens and Cameron Cox Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 | 624 pages | $35.00 | Hardcover | ISBN 978-0547237398 One of the most challenging aspects read more >>
Rare Birds of North America, by Steve N.G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell Princeton University Press, 2014 448 pages | $35.00 | Hardcover | 275 color plates. 2 line illus. 9 tables. 17 map | read more >>
A review by Aidan Place The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Princeton University Press, 2013 560 pages, $29.95—Paper Flexibound Warblers: those amazing, awe inspiring, tiny, and sometimes confusing birds that we all read more >>
What is it like to be a bird? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries, and it’s still somewhat of a mystery. The answer may very well seem to be, “You have to be read more >>
“No matter what level of birder you are, or think you are, there is always more to learn…” Derek Lovitch reminds us of this fact in his new book, How to Be a Better Birder.
By John Shamgochian Born in 1908 Roger Tory Peterson lived his life as a super birder, creating his first guide in 1934. A Field Guide to the Birds (east of the Rockies) was an instant read more >>