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Bird Books of a Feather

Posted On: Nov 21, 2017   |   Posted By: Ornithology

Bird Books of a Feather

There is something like one bird book published every day in the U.S. Look in your local bookstore and you'll find a plethora of titles. I gave a quick perusal of Amazon.com and found 432 books on hummingbirds alone - there were more, I just got tired of scrolling down the page. To the left is my latest book you can get at a bookstore or on the web - gets good ratings.
There are a variety of books about birds - field guides , natural history ( The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came From, and How They Live) , entertaining , art , scientific ( The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong ), major treatises (Handbook of Birds of the World, 16 Volumes ), and a lot of minor and local publications. I've read or at least consulted many many bird-related books over the years and can tell you that the quality of the writing and information varies widely, ranging from outstanding to...

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