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Best Bird Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Bird books.

1. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition (2017)

Best Bird Books That You Need.With more than 2.75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides. Filled with hand-painted illustrations from top nature artists (including the ever-popular hummingbird), this latest edition is poised to become an instant must-have for every serious birder in the United States and Canada. The 7th edition includes 37 new species for a total of 1,023 species; 16 new pages allow for 250 fresh illustrations; 80 new maps; and 350 map revisions. With taxonomy revised to reflect the radical new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016,…
Author(s): Jon L. Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer

2. National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides) (2011)

Best Bird Books That You NeedEssential for the millions of Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyards—whether experienced birders or new birding enthusiasts—from the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best seller Field Guide to the Birds of North America. No matter where you live—in the country, city, a high-rise or house—this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150…
Author(s): Jonathan Alderfer, Paul Hess

3. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books) (2019)

Best Bird Books That You Need: For those who have a disdain for birds, or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let’s face it—true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the and the (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Matt Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. With The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you won’t need to wonder what all that racket is anymore! #4,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #94 in Satire (Books) #13 in Cat, Dog…
Author(s): Matt Kracht

4. The Genius of Birds (2017)

Best Bird Books That You Need 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. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to…
Author(s): Jennifer Ackerman

5. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition (1994)

Best Bird Books That You NeedVirtually every bird found in eastern North America is brought to life in this portable guide, an essential companion in the field and a staple in any birdwatcher’s library. It features a durable vinyl binding and brilliant full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access and definitive text, including information on the bird’s voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make the…
Author(s): National Audubon Society

6. The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2015)

Best Bird Books That You NeedJohn Muir Laws’s guide to drawing birds is itself winged, soaring between a devotion not only to art but also to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves. Here, artistic technique and the exquisite details of natural history intertwine, and drawing becomes the vehicle for seeing. As Laws writes, “To draw feathers, you must understand how feathers grow, overlap, and insert into the body. To create the body, you must have an understanding of the bird’s skeletal structure. To pose this skeleton, you must be able to perceive the energy, intention, and life of the bird.” This…
Author(s): John Muir Laws

7. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1995)

Best Bird Books That You NeedFor a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:   “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in…
Author(s): Anne Lamott

8. Wild Bird (2019)

Best Bird Books That You Need3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right.   The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a…
Author(s): Van Draanen, Wendelin

9. Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America — Eastern Region (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook) (2001)

Best Bird Books That You NeedPublished in association with America’s preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive handbook to the birds of North America: Eastern Region includes 706 species — all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian on the United States and Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to this region. The Smithsonian Handbook is the first identification guide that includes details of the bird’s life history in a concise and user-friendly format. Each full-page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs,…
Author(s): Fred J. Alsop III

10. The Bird and the Sword (2016)

Best Bird Books That You NeedSwallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of…
Author(s): Amy Harmon

11. The Painted Bird (1995)

Best Bird Books That You NeedOriginally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski’s story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid…
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski

12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Novel-Ties Study Guide (2001)

Best Bird Books That You NeedUse Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read. #428,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2235 in American Poetry (Books) #254 in Southern U.S. Biographies #2749 in Author Biographies Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Maya Angelou

Best Bird Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bird books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds--A Spiritual Field Guide: Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

Author(s): Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 9 Apr 2019, Size: 37 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2366453

Birds by the Shore: Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast

Author(s): Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 7 May 2019, Size: 24 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2389069

Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts: 60 Planters, Bird Houses, Lotion Bars, Garlands, and More

Author(s): Wolfe Debbie
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 73 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325329

The Joyful Frugalista: Hundreds of secrets from a single mum-turned-millionaire - save your hard-earned cash, enjoy family budgeting and live abundantly

Author(s): Serina Bird
Publisher: Murdoch Books, Year: 4 Feb 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2328093

The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet

Author(s): Pennie Taylor, Michael Conlon, Tony Bird
Publisher: Macmillan Australia, Year: 25 Sept 2018, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2306949

Foundations of Just Cross-Cultural Dialogue in Kant and African Political Thought

Author(s): Gemma K. Bird
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311906

I Love Birds!: 52 Ways to Wonder, Wander, and Explore Birds with Kids

Author(s): Jennifer Ward; Alexander Vidal
Publisher: Roost Books, Year: 2019, Size: 35 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2341818

How to Know the Birds: The Art & Adventure of Birding

Author(s): Ted Floyd, National Geographic Society, N. John Schmitt (illustrator)
Publisher: National Geographic, Year: 2019, Size: 59 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2341992

Mammals and Birds as Bioindicators of Trace Element Contaminations in Terrestrial Environments: An Ecotoxicological Assessment of the Northern Hemisphere

Author(s): Elżbieta Kalisińska
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354026

Your Backyard Birds: Understanding the Behaviours, Habits and Needs of Our Brilliant Birds

Author(s): Gráinne Cleary
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2357022

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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