What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

01 June 2020 | By Jon Young | Filed in: ornithology.

A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much o

The Unfeathered Bird

01 June 2020 | By Katrina Van Grouw | Filed in: ornithology.

There is to a bird than simply feathers And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor doesn t mean they are structurally all the same With over 385 stunning drawings depicting 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated book on bird anatomy that offers refreshingl

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

01 June 2020 | By Julie Zickefoose | Filed in: ornithology.

Julie Zickefoose lives for the moment when a wild, free living bird that she has raised or rehabilitated comes back to visit her their eyes meet and they share a spark of understanding Her reward for the grueling work of rescuing birds such as feeding baby hummingbirds every twenty minutes all day

Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

01 June 2020 | By Tim Birkhead | Filed in: ornithology.

Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of ki

Birds in a Cage

01 June 2020 | By Derek Niemann | Filed in: ornithology.

Soon after his arrival at Warburg PoW camp, British army officer John Buxton found an unexpected means of escape from the horrors of internment Passing his days covertly watching birds, he was unaware that he, too, was being watched Peter Conder, also a passionate ornithologist, had noticed Buxton

The Warbler Guide

01 June 2020 | By Tom Stephenson | Filed in: ornithology.

Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft confused calls and songs The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada This groundbreaking guid

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

01 June 2020 | By Thor Hanson | Filed in: ornithology.

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling They date back than 100 million years Yet their story has never been fully told In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn throug

The Genius of Birds

01 June 2020 | By Jennifer Ackerman | Filed in: ornithology.

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about n n

The Sibley Guide to Birds

01 June 2020 | By David Allen Sibley | Filed in: ornithology.

The entire birding world, from expert ornithologists to backyard enthusiasts, has been waiting for Sibley s work to be made available in a field usable form Containing the renowned artist s superbly lucid and comprehensive text, this guide features than 6,500 of his detailed paintings Full co

Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

01 June 2020 | By Tim Birkhead | Filed in: ornithology.

Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of ki