birdwatching

Getting Started in Bird Watching

By Edward W. Cronin

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Learn how to become a competent birder in the shortest time possible. Birdwatching is the favorite sport of millions, but it can be frustrating for the beginner. Originally published in 1989, this concise volume was the first book designed to let the beginner in on the secrets of skilled birdwatching. Although especially valuable for beginners, the birding tips and regional checklists make this book useful for all birding enthusiasts.
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Follow That Bird: Around the World with a Passionate Bird-Watcher

By Bill Oddie

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Conservationist Oddie is best known in Britain for his role in the long-running TV comedy series "The Goodies." In this book he takes the reader on a bird-watching tour to such diverse places as Morocco, the Isles of Scilly, India, Ireland, the Shetland Islands, and Papua New Guinea. As he encountered many species of birds he also had several bizarre incidents along the way. This lighthearted book is illustrated with photos and the author's field sketches.

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Sibley's Birding Basics

By David Allen Sibley

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This guide is primarily for the beginning and intermediate birder, or indeed for anyone who wants to develop better birding skills. Sibley explains what to look for and how to find it!

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Birding for Beginners

By Sheila Buff

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Like Sibley's Birding Basics, an excellent book to start with. It includes a guide and tips on how to identify birds as well as information on behavior, bird lists, and binoculars.

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Bird Watcher

By David Burnie

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Part of DK Publishing's Nature Activities series for the younger crowd. Lots of photos!

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