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“What are the best books about Birds?” We looked at 436 of the top Bird books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The life of a bird is so completely different than that of a human that it is almost impossible to comprehend. To be able to take off and fly in whatever direction you wanted (wind currents allowing) and to perceive and live in the world on a whole additional axis than other animals. We went a little wild with this list, gathering over 400 books about birds. The top 53 books, all appearing on 2 or more list, are below with images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 375+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 53 Bird Books



53 .) A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads

“A beguiling novel that does for contemporary Kenya and its 1,000 species of birds what Alexander McCall Smith’s Ladies Detective series does for Botswana

For the past three years, the widower Mr. Malik has been secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, a woman who leads the weekly bird walks sponsored by the East African Ornithological Society. Reserved and honorable, Malik wouldn’t be noticed by a bystander in a Nairobi street—except perhaps to comment on his carefully sculpted combover. But beneath that unprepossessing exterior lies a warm heart and a secret passion.”

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52 .) A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Birder’s Library

Shortly after Rachel Stanhope moves onto her aunt’s Colorado ranch, she goes on an expedition with the local birdwatching society-and finds a snooping journalist’s dead body.

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51 .) Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs by Roger J. Lederer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Readings
  • Ornithology

When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more.

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50 .) Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field by George L. Armistead and Brian L. Sullivan

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Audubon

Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field–quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy–parts so integral to every bird’s identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds.

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49 .) Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Birder’s Library

“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 kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass? Tracing the history of how our knowledge about birds has grown, particularly through advances in technology over the past fifty years, Bird Sense tells captivating stories about how birds interact with one another and their environment.

Never before has there been a popular book about how intricately bird behavior is shaped by birds’ senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of fieldwork experiences, insights, and a unique understanding of birds, all firmly grounded in science. No one who reads Bird Sense can fail to be dazzled by it.”

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48 .) Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds by Nate Swick

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Audubon

“This book isn’t just for birders. It’s also for the huge audience of people who hike, maybe have bird feeders, and generally enjoy nature. With this book, the naturalist will discover an incredible and rewarding new adventure in the beautiful world of birds.
The book is packed with easy and fun activities and information about birds, how to find them and their part in the nature around us. The information in this book will not only help you identify and learn more about birds, but you’ll have a blast doing it.
Nate Swick, member of the American Birding Association, has compiled chapters upon chapters of interesting, unique and informative birding knowledge, followed by activities that use the skills you learned. So not only will you learn things like what kind of birds you’re looking at around the neighborhood, how to decipher different bird calls, and how to bring the birds to your backyard, but you’ll complete fun activities like creating a list of the most popular birds in your area, creating a sound map of bird calls, and making a feeder for your backyard.”

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47 .) Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crab by Sy Montgomery

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Birder’s Library

“Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she’s a rock star. In these pages you’ll also meet Maya and Zuni, two orphaned baby hummingbirds who hatched from eggs the size of navy beans, and who are little more than air bubbles fringed with feathers. Their lives hang precariously in the balance—but with human help, they may one day conquer the sky.

Snowball is a cockatoo whose dance video went viral on YouTube and who’s now teaching schoolchildren how to dance. You’ll meet Harris’s hawks named Fire and Smoke. And you’ll come to know and love a host of other avian characters who will change your mind forever about who birds really are. “

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46 .) Birds in Flight: The Art and Science of How Birds Fly by Carrol L. Henderson

Lists It Appears On:

  • British Bird Lovers
  • The Birder’s Library

“They soar and they glide, they flap and they flutter, they swoop and they plummet. Solo or en masse, in formation or pas de deux, birds in flight are in their element, their airborne behavior as varied and distinctive as their plumage. In this book, wildlife biologist Carrol Henderson, a twenty-year veteran of bird-watching around the globe, offers his insights into spotting and identifying birds in flight.

With 150 of Henderson’s exquisite close-up photographs of airborne birds, as well as diagrams illustrating the principles of flight and detailed information based on firsthand research, this book is as informative as it is simply delightful to look at. The singular beauty of an iridescent hummingbird pollinating a flower, the majesty of a condor soaring above the Andes, the impressive spectacle of migrating geese in Minnesota, black storks in Kenya, or Swainson’s hawks in Bolivia: in your back yard or far afield, this guide lets you enjoy the beauty of birds taking wing while learning the fascinating science of how, precisely, birds fly.”

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45 .) Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • The Birder’s Library

“Eight years. Eighteen expeditions. Fifty-one field sites. Thirty-nine unique species of birds-of-paradise, all photographed in the wild for the first time in history.

“We turned our passion for science, photography, and media documentation into a comprehensive vision to share an unparalleled treasure of Earth’s biodiversity with the world,” write biologists and explorers Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes.

These treasures are the spectacular birds-of-paradise, native only to the remote New Guinea region but known the world around for their brilliant colors, otherworldly plumes, and elaborate courtship dances. Now, for the first and perhaps only time, all 39 species of these extraordinary birds are showcased together through the revealing words and exclusive photographs in this landmark book.”

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44 .) Cotingas and Manakins by Guy M. Kirwan and Graeme Green

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

“The New World tropics are home to the richest avifauna on the planet, with more than 4,000 species, many of them endemic. Two groups found exclusively in this region are the cotingas and the manakins. Few other families of birds have such widespread appeal. They are much sought after by birders for their colorful displays, unusual plumages, and, in some cases, great rarity. Their natural history and behavior offer fascinating case studies for evolutionary biologists, while the intriguingly elusive relationships of these birds are of profound interest to taxonomists.

Cotingas and Manakins is the definitive work on these jewels of the Neotropics, covering more than 130 species. These range from some of the rarest and most enigmatic birds in the world to some of the best studied of all tropical species. Many are breathtakingly colorful and ornate while some are plain and difficult to see. This stunning volume features 34 color plates by Eustace Barnes, who has observed many of these species in the field, as well as distribution maps and approximately 400 color photographs that cover all but a tiny handful of species. Complete with detailed species accounts describing key identification features, Cotingas and Manakins is the authoritative illustrated guide to these magnificent Neotropical birds.”

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43 .) Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings by Suzie Gilbert

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads

“Suzie Gilbert discovered her true calling when she began working at a local animal hospital. Eventually, she started bringing abused and unwanted parrots home, and volunteering at a local raptor rehabilitation center. From there it was a short flight to her ultimate commitment: Flyaway, Inc., the nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center she ran out of her own home.

With heart and delightful wit, Gilbert chronicles daily life in her household-cum-bird-hospital, and recounts the resulting chaos as she, her husband, and their two young children struggled to live in a home where parrots shrieked Motown songs and recuperating herons took over the spare bathroom. Flyaway is a remarkable story of compassion for and dedication to beautiful creatures—and the importance of pursuing even the most unlikely of dreams.”

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42 .) Hawks in Flight: Second Edition by Pete Dunne, Clay Sutton, and David Sibley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wild Birds
  • The Birder’s Library

“Among the world’s most popular birds, hawks can be some of the most difficult birds to identify. They’re most often seen flying high above and at a distance.

In the first edition of Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton presented a holistic method of hawk identification, using general body shape, the way they move, and the places they are most likely to be seen.

The new edition of the book that Roger Tory Peterson called a “”landmark”” integrates an array of carefully selected photographs, David Sibley’s superb illustrations, and a clear, information-packed text and takes raptor identification to a higher level. This edition covers all of the raptors that breed in North America, including those with limited ranges in Florida, the Southwest, and Texas. “

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41 .) Hummingbirds by Ronald Orenstein; Photography by Michael and Patricia Fogden

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • The Guardian

“A comprehensive natural history of nature’s smallest bird species.

The tiny hummingbird has long been a source of fascination for birdwatchers and naturalists alike. They number 300 species and Ronald Orenstein has a passion for all of them.

Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world. A hummingbird egg is the size of a pea, barely, and the chick that emerges will be smaller than a penny, if that. But these tiny birds pack a powerful engine: a hummingbird’s heart beats more than 1,200 times per minute.

Nicknamed the “”avian helicopter””, a hummingbird’s wings beat from 70 times per second in direct flight, to more than 200 times per second when diving. Not surprisingly, that whirlwind of wing power creates a humming sound. To fuel such energy, hummingbirds must eat as much as eight times their body weight on a daily basis, which means visiting an average of 1,000 flowers — every day — to get enough nectar.”

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40 .) Lars Jonsson’s Birds: Paintings from a Near Horizon by Lars Jonsson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • All About Birds

“Lars Jonsson is widely regarded as one of the greatest bird artists of all time–no other painter of his generation captures the true look and feel of birds in the wild so beautifully. This magnificently illustrated volume collects Jonsson’s most recent paintings and drawings, many published here for the first time, offering a fascinating retrospective of the artist’s work from the turn of the new century to today. Lars Jonsson’s Birds features 150 full-color, museum-quality reproductions of works that Jonsson painted in the field and that reflect his favorite theme of birds in a wide landscape, such as gulls, waders, ducks, and raptors.

This sumptuous book includes essays by the acclaimed sculptor Kent Ullberg and museum curator Adam Harris, as well as commentaries by Jonsson and pages from his sketchbooks that provide rare insights into Jonsson’s incomparable artistry.”

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39 .) Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul

Lists It Appears On:

  • Birds and Blooms
  • All About Birds

Bird migration is the world’s only true unifying natural phenomenon, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems fail to do. Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, bar-tailed godwits that hitchhike on gale winds 7,000 miles nonstop across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and myriad songbirds whose numbers have dwindled so dramatically in recent decades. Migration paths form an elaborate global web that shows serious signs of fraying, and Weidensaul delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems these miraculous migrants now face. Living on the Wind is a magisterial work of nature writing.

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38 .) Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year by Neil Hayward

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Forbes

Birding was a lifelong passion. It was only among the birds that Neil found a calm that had eluded him in the confusing world of humans. But this time he also found competition. His growing list of species reluctantly catapulted him into a Big Year–a race to find the most birds in one year. His peregrinations across twenty-eight states and six provinces in search of exotic species took him to a hoarfrost-covered forest in Massachusetts to find a Fieldfare; to Lake Havasu, Arizona, to see a rare Nutting’s Flycatcher; and to Vancouver for the Red-flanked Bluetail. Neil’s Big Year was as unplanned as it was accidental: It was the perfect distraction to life.

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37 .) Molt in North American Birds by Steve N.G. Howell

Lists It Appears On:

  • American Birding Association
  • The Birder’s Library

To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more. For those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as What triggers molt to start? How fast do feathers grow? and How long do they last? offer a fascinating window into the lives of birds. Put plainly, molt relates in some way to everything a bird does, including where it lives, what it eats, and how far it migrates. Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist.

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36 .) My Book of Birds by Frederick Warne

Lists It Appears On:

  • School Library Journal
  • Abe Books

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35 .) On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Animal Flight by David E. Alexander

Lists It Appears On:

  • School Library Journal
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

“Ask anybody what superpower they wished to possess and odds are the answer just might be “”the ability to fly.”” What is it about soaring through the air held up by the power of one’s own body that has captivated humans for so long? David Alexander examines the evolution of flight in the only four animals to have evolved this ability: insects, pterosaurs, birds, and bats. With an accessible writing style grounded in rigorous research, Alexander breaks new ground in a field that has previously been confined to specialists. While birds have received the majority of attention from flight researchers, Alexander pays equal attention to all four groups of flyers-something that no other book on the subject has done before now. In a streamlined and captivating way, David Alexander demonstrates the links between the tiny 2-mm thrip and the enormous albatross with the 12 feet wingspan used to cross oceans.

The book delves into the fossil record of flyers enough to satisfy the budding paleontologist, while also pleasing ornithologists and entomologists alike with its treatment of animal behavior, flapping mechanisms, and wing-origin theory. Alexander uses relatable examples to draw in readers even without a natural interest in birds, bees, and bats. He takes something that is so off-limits and unfamiliar to humans-the act of flying-and puts it in the context of experiences that many readers can relate to. Alexander guides readers through the anomalies of the flying world: hovering hummingbirds, unexpected gliders (squirrels, for instance), and the flyers that went extinct (pterosaurs). Alexander also delves into wing-origin theory and explores whether birds entered the skies from the trees down (as gliders) or from the ground up (as runners) and uses the latest fossil evidence to present readers with an answer.”

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34 .) Ornithology by Frank B. Gill

Lists It Appears On:

  • American Birding Association
  • Goodreads

Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its evolutionary approach to bird science. The new edition maintains the scope and expertise that made the book so popular while incorporating the latest research and updating the exquisite program of drawings.

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33 .) Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America by Roger Tory Peterson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Wild Birds

In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.

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32 .) Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • All About Birds

Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits.

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31 .) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Lists It Appears On:

  • All About Birds
  • Goodreads

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

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30 .) The Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time – a True Story About Birdwatching by Sean Dooley

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Readings

As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels around the country trying to catch a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the author took a year off in 2002 with the goal of seeing 700 birds and thereby breaking the national record for most birds seen in one year. In this amusing memoir, he recounts his quest, including how he spent all of his inheritance from the untimely death of his parents to make his dream a reality. Populated by unusual characters and interesting species of birds, this part confessional–part travelogue for both bird nerds and the general population follows the author as he works out what it means to be normal despite his unusually avid compulsion toward twitching.

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29 .) The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik

Lists It Appears On:

  • Birds and Blooms
  • All About Birds

Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year—a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would become a grueling battle for a new North American birding record. Bouncing from coast to coast on frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities, they brave broiling deserts, bug-infested swamps, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. This unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a record so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested. Here, prizewinning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a dazzling, fun narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to win the greatest— or maybe worst—birding contest of all time.

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28 .) The Birder’s Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds by Paul Elrich, David Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wild Birds
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

“This is the most complete and authoritative reference book about the birds of North America — up to date and in field-guide format.
The Birder’s Handbook is the first of its kind: a portable library of fascinating information not included in your identification guide. “

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27 .) The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland by Richard Crossley and Dominic Couzens

Lists It Appears On:

  • British Birds
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

This guide is a celebration of the beauty of birds and the British and Irish countryside. Aimed at beginner and intermediate birders, yet suitable for all levels, this new volume in the groundbreaking Crossley ID Guide series is the most user-friendly guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland. Following The Crossley ID Guides’ award-winning design, this book looks at all regularly occurring species in Britain and Ireland, and shows readers how to identify birds in their natural habitats using size, structure, shape, probability, and behavior–just like the experts do! Stunning images are accompanied by the colorful and compelling text of Dominic Couzens, one of Britain’s leading nature writers.

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26 .) The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

“This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds.

Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. These scenes–640 in all–are composed from more than 10,000 of the author’s images showing birds in a wide range of views–near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird’s appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually–in a single image–and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone.”

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25 .) The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors by Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori, and Brian Sullivan

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

Part of the revolutionary Crossley ID Guide series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs–scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics–size, shape, behavior, probability, and general color patterns. The book’s 101 scenes–including thirty-five double-page layouts–provide a complete picture of how these features are all related. Even the effects of lighting and other real-world conditions are illustrated and explained. Detailed and succinct accounts from two of North America’s foremost raptor experts, Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, stress the key identification features. This complete picture allows everyone from beginner to expert to understand and enjoy what he or she sees in the field. The mystique of bird identification is eliminated, allowing even novice birders to identify raptors quickly and simply.

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24 .) The Goshawk by T.H. White

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Readings

The predecessor to Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk, T. H. White’s nature writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: what is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, the author of The Once and Future King and Mistress Masham’s Repose, was a young writer who found himself rifling through old handbooks of falconry. A particular sentence—“the bird reverted to a feral state”—seized his imagination, and, White later wrote, “A longing came to my mind that I should be able to do this myself. The word ‘feral’ has a kind of magical potency which allied itself to two other words, ‘ferocious’ and ‘free.’” Immediately, White wrote to Germany to acquire a young goshawk. Gos, as White named the bird, was ferocious and Gos was free, and White had no idea how to break him in beyond the ancient (and, though he did not know it, long superseded) practice of depriving him of sleep, which meant that he, White, also went without rest. Slowly man and bird entered a state of delirium and intoxication, of attraction and repulsion that looks very much like love.

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23 .) The Great Auk by Allan W. Eckert

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Birder’s Library

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22 .) The Life Of Birds by David Attenborough

Lists It Appears On:

  • British Bird Lovers
  • Goodreads

Based on the spectacular ten-part program on PBS, The Life of Birds is David Attenborough at his characteristic best: presenting the drama, beauty, and eccentricities of the natural world with unusual flair and intelligence. The renowned writer and filmmaker treks through rain forests and deserts, through city streets and isolated wilderness, to bring us an illuminating panorama of every aspect of birds’ lives–from their songs to their search for food, from their eggs and nests to their mastery of the air. Beautifully illustrated with more than a hundred color photographs, the book will delight and inform both bird lovers and any general reader with an interest in nature.

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21 .) The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature by Gerrit Vyn and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Audubon

The Living Bird explores the relationship between birds and people through over 250 images by wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and thought-provoking essays by some of the world’s leading naturalists and bird enthusiasts. The book also marks the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Captured in terrain both exotic and familiar–the Yukon Delta, a woods in Arkansas, a remote village in Russia’s Arctic, and even urban Seattle–Vyn’s remarkable photographs illustrate nearly 100 North American bird species. The exhilaration of migratory Whooping Cranes, the fragility of the endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper, and the wide-eyed beauty of Great Horned Owls all come alive on the page. From enjoying backyard Black-capped Chickadees and Yellow Warblers, to wondering over a Pileated Woodpecker, or to admiring the powerful soar of a Gyrfalcon, The Living Bird educates and inspires.

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20 .) The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead

Lists It Appears On:

  • Forbes
  • The Birder’s Library

Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead opens this gripping story as a female guillemot chick hatches, already carrying her full quota of tiny eggs within her undeveloped ovary. As she grows into adulthood, only a few of her eggs mature, are released into the oviduct, and are fertilized by sperm stored from copulation that took place days or weeks earlier. Within a matter of hours, the fragile yolk is surrounded by albumen and the whole is gradually encased within a turquoise jewel of a shell. Soon the fully formed egg is expelled onto a rocky ledge, where it will be incubated for four weeks before a chick emerges and the life cycle begins again.

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19 .) The Shorebird Guide by Michael O’Brien, Richard Crossley, and Kevin Karlson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Wild Birds

Join the experts in birding by impression, a revolutionary approach to bird identification. Experienced birders use the most easily observed characteristics — size, structure, behavior, and general color patterns — to identify birds even before looking carefully at plumage details. Now birders at all levels can learn how to identify shorebirds quickly and simply. This guide includes more than 870 stunning color photographs, starting with a general impression of the species and progressing to more detailed images of the bird throughout its life cycle. Quiz questions in the captions will engage and challenge all birders and help them benefit from this simplified, commonsense approach to identification.

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18 .) The World’s Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, and Robert Still

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

“This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the latest information on the threats each species faces and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist only in captivity. This landmark book features stunning photographs of 500 of these species–the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for this book. It also showcases paintings by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta of the 75 species for which no photos are known to exist.

The World’s Rarest Birds has introductory chapters that explain the threats to birds, the ways threat categories are applied, and the distinction between threat and rarity. The book is divided into seven regional sections–Europe and the Middle East; Africa and Madagascar; Asia; Australasia; Oceanic Islands; North America, Central America, and the Caribbean; and South America. Each section includes an illustrated directory to the bird species under threat there, and gives a concise description of distribution, status, population, key threats, and conservation needs. This one-of-a-kind book also provides coverage of 62 data-deficient species.”

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17 .) Water Babies: The Hidden Lives of Baby Wetland Birds by William Burt

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Audubon

Naturalist William Burt is known for seeking out wild places and elusive birds—and none fit the bill quite so well as the creatures featured in this book. This may well be his break out book, featuring the downy young of the wetlands, whose images are full of character and appeal. Most of these birds have never been captured on film until now. From the comic-monster herons to the fuzzy ducklings and stick-legged sandpipers, these tots have personality and spunk. In the wetlands, they come together, drawn by one essential need: for water. These babies then, are birds that get their feet wet; this book is one for bird lovers, naturalists, photographers, and animal lovers.

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16 .) Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ornithology
  • The Birder’s Library

This is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to identify the ducks, geese, and swans of North America, Europe, and Asia. With 72 stunning color plates (that include more than 920 drawings), over 650 superb photos, and in-depth descriptions, this book brings together the most current information on 84 species of Eurasian and North American waterfowl, and on more than 100 hybrids. The guide delves into taxonomy, identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variations, measurements, voice, molt, and hybridization. In addition, the status of each species is treated with up-to-date details on distribution, population size, habitats, and life cycle. Color plates and photos are accompanied by informative captions and 85 distribution maps are also provided. Taken together, this is an unrivaled, must-have reference for any birder with an interest in the world’s waterfowl.

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15 .) Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife by John M. Marzluff

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian


Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors.

Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens to grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species now compatibly share human surroundings. By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances our mutual destiny.”

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14 .) Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads

On Valentine’s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O’Brien adopted Wesley, a baby barn owl with an injured wing who could not have survived in the wild. Over the next nineteen years, O’Brien studied Wesley’s strange habits with both a tender heart and a scientist’s eye—and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl’s lifetime). She watched him turn from a helpless fluff ball into an avid com­municator with whom she developed a language all their own. Eventually he became a gorgeous, gold-and-white macho adult with a heart-shaped face who preened in the mir­ror and objected to visits by any other males to “his” house. O’Brien also brings us inside Caltech’s prestigious research community, a kind of scientific Hogwarts where resident owls sometimes flew freely from office to office and eccentric, brilliant scientists were extraordinarily committed to studying and helping animals; all of them were changed by the animals they loved. As O’Brien gets close to Wesley, she makes astonishing discoveries about owl behavior, intelligence, and communication, coining the term “The Way of the Owl” to describe his noble behavior. When O’Brien develops her own life-threatening ill­ness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal.

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13 .) What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Jon Young

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads

A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided 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 of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds’ companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs. Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over, and science is finally catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author’s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.

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12 .) When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer by James Alexander Currie, with Bonnie J. Fladung

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads

Follow the daring safari of James Currie as his love of birds, fascination with wildlife and craving for adventure lead him into humorous and life threatening situations. James captures the essence of what it means to be African today, facing everything from the Big Five to the vestiges of apartheid to the AIDS epidemic. He provides authoritative information on African wildlife and illustrates hair-raising encounters with lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and snakes through exciting and humorous stories. The book follows James’s journey from city boy to conservationist and shows what it takes to become an African game ranger. From his first graphic encounter with the brutality of nature on Table Mountain in South Africa to his disappearance as a boy on safari in Malawi to the rigorous training he underwent to become a game ranger at Phinda Private Game Reserve, this book will delight and educate anyone fascinated with nature, wildlife, travel and adventure. James provides wonderful insights into African conservation and a fascinating glimpse into the importance of cross-cultural relationships in Africa’s wildlife tourism environment. He details his own inner journey overcoming physical challenges and finding the balance between following passions and what’s important in life.

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11 .) Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World by Tim Low

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Readings

“Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds. But unlike the mammals, the birds of Australia flew beyond the continent’s boundaries and around the globe many millions of years ago. This eye-opening book tells the dynamic but little-known story of how Australia provided the world with songbirds and parrots, among other bird groups, why Australian birds wield surprising ecological power, how Australia became a major evolutionary center, and why scientific biases have hindered recognition of these discoveries.

From violent, swooping magpies to tool-making cockatoos, Australia’s birds are strikingly different from birds of other lands—often more intelligent and aggressive, often larger and longer-lived. Tim Low, a renowned biologist with a rare storytelling gift, here presents the amazing evolutionary history of Australia’s birds. The story of the birds, it turns out, is inseparable from the story of the continent itself and also the people who inhabit it.”

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10 .) A Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and Its Relevance Today by Mark Avery

Lists It Appears On:

  • British Birds
  • The Birder’s Library
  • The Guardian

September 1st, 2014 sees the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history―the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct when Martha, the last of her kind, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. This book marks the centenary of that tragic event. Built around the framework of a visit to Cincinnati and the pigeon’s former haunts in North America’s east coast, by author Mark Avery, it tells the tale of the pigeon, and of Martha, and explores the largely untold story of the ecological annihilation of this part of America in the years between the end of the US Civil War and 1900―an unprecedented loss of natural beauty and richness, as the prairies were ploughed, swiftly to be replaced by a dustbowl, while the population of Bison plummeted from around 30 million to just 1,000, the victim of habitat destruction and indiscriminate slaughter.

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9 .) Life List: A Woman’s Quest for the World’s Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile

Lists It Appears On:

  • Birds and Blooms
  • All About Birds
  • The Birder’s Library

Phoebe Snetsinger had planned to be a scientist, but, like most women who got married in the 1950s, she ended up keeping house, with four kids and a home in the suburbs by her mid-thirties. Numb and isolated, she turned to bird-watching, but she soon tired of the birds near home and yearned to travel the world. Then her life took a crushing turn: At forty-nine, she was diagnosed with cancer and told that she had less than a year to live. Devastated, she began crisscrossing the globe, finding rare and spectacular birds that brought her to the heights of spiritual ecstasy. But as it turned out, she beat the cancer. She eventually went to more than a hundred countries, had frequent brushes with danger, became a hero in the birding world, and set a record for the most species seen. Life List is a powerful portrait of a woman who found refuge from society’s expectations in a dangerous and soul-stirring obsession.

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8 .) Rare Birds of North America by Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Ornithology
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions–the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world’s oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status.

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7 .) The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Forbes
  • Readings

In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research—the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states—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 be intelligent.

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6 .) The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley

Lists It Appears On:

  • American Birding Association
  • The Birder’s Library
  • Wild Birds

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design.

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5 .) The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Goodreads
  • Readings

“Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As we learn more about the secrets of bird life, we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, relationships, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself.

The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.”

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4 .) The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • Wild Birds
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

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 guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls.

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3 .) H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian
  • Audubon
  • Readings

The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death, and together raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.

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2 .) Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Birds and Blooms
  • American Birding Association
  • All About Birds
  • Goodreads

Now revered as one of North America’s top birders, Kenn Kaufman hit the road at age sixteen and spent a year crisscrossing the country to see as many birds as he could, in a birding competition known as a “big year.” In what has become a classic among birders, this memoir chronicles the subculture of birding in the 1970s and a teenager’s search for his place in the world. In a new afterword, Kaufman looks at the evolution of bird-listing since his own big year.

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1 .) Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Birder’s Library
  • British Birds
  • The Guardian
  • Greg Laden’s Blog

Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Erwin Stresemann, Ernst Mayr, and Julian Huxley recognized the importance of studying live birds in the field, and how this shift thrust ornithology into the mainstream of the biological sciences. The book tells the stories of eccentrics like Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a pathological liar who stole specimens from museums and quite likely murdered his wife, and describes the breathtaking insights and discoveries of ambitious and influential figures such as David Lack, Niko Tinbergen, Robert MacArthur, and others who through their studies of birds transformed entire fields of biology.

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The Additional Best Books About Birds



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
54100 Birds To See Before You DieBritish Bird Lovers
55101 Ways to Help BirdsLaura EricksonThe Birder’s Library
5652 Small BirdsRichard WeeksThe Birder’s Library
57A Book of Baby BirdsB. ParkerAbe Books
58A Complete Guide to Arctic WildlifeRichard SaleThe Birder’s Library
59A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for BirdsBill OddieThe Guardian
60A Dictionary of Scientific Bird NamesJames A. JoblingAmerican Birding Association
61A Field Guide To The Birds Of The British IslesElizabeth BalmerGoodreads
62A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of AfricaGreg Laden’s Blog
63A Field Guide to Warblers of North America (Peterson Guide)Jon Dunn and Kimball GarrettThe Birder’s Library
64A Guide to Bird WatchingJoseph J. HickeyThe Birder’s Library
65A Guide to the Birds of the Southeastern States: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, And MississippiJohn H. RappoleThe Birder’s Library
66A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and CanadaJames D. RisingThe Birder’s Library
67A Nest in the AshesChristine GoffGoodreads
68A Sky Full of BirdsMatt MerrittForbes
69A Snowy Owl StoryMelissa Kim; illustrations by Jada FitchAudubon
70A Sparrowhawk’s Lament: How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are FaringDavid CobhamThe Guardian
71A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It AllLuke DempseyThe Birder’s Library
72A Witness AboveAndy StrakaGoodreads
73ABA Checklist: Birds of the Continental United States and CanadaAmerican Birding Association
74ABC of BirdsAbe Books
75About Parrots: A Guide for ChildrenCathryn Sill and John SillThe Birder’s Library
76Adventures With GrapenutJohn M. RockwoodThe Birder’s Library
77Afield: Forty Years of Birding the American WestAlan ContrerasThe Birder’s Library
78Albatross: Their World, Their WaysTui De Roy, Mark Jones, and Julian FritterThe Birder’s Library
79Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the WorldDerek Onley and Paul ScofieldThe Birder’s Library
80Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the ProcessIrene M. PepperbergGoodreads
81All About Birds: A Short Illustrated History of OrnithologyValerie ChansigaudThe Birder’s Library
82All in the SunChristophine GoddardAbe Books
83American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New JerseyRick WrightThe Birder’s Library
84Among Penguins: A Bird Man in AntarcticaNoah StryckerThe Birder’s Library
85An Australian Bird CalendarE.S. EmersonAbe Books
86Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor’s GuideJames LowenThe Birder’s Library
87Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season’s EdgePete DunneThe Birder’s Library
88Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and LandSubhankar BanerjeeThe Birder’s Library
89Arena Birds: Sexual Selection and BehaviorPaul A. JohnsgardThe Birder’s Library
90Art in NatureDavid RennieReadings
91Atlas of Rare BirdsDominic CouzensThe Birder’s Library
92Audubon’s ElephantDuff Hart-DavisGoodreads
93Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of AmericaRoberta J.M. OlsonThe Birder’s Library
94Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and BuildPeter GoodfellowThe Birder’s Library
95Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction ManualKate SamworthGoodreads
96Babar’s Visit to Bird IslandDr. Laurent BrunoffAbe Books
97Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the NestJulie ZickefooseThe Birder’s Library
98Bald Eagles: Their Life and Behavior in North AmericaArt WolfeGoodreads
99Ballerina BirdiesMarina YamamotoGoodreads
100Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely PlacePete DunneThe Birder’s Library
101Beak of the MoonPhilip TempleGoodreads
102Beautiful BirdsJean Roussen, Emmanuelle WalkerReadings
103Behind the BinocularsMark AveryGoodreads
104Bellman & Black: A Ghost StoryDiane SetterfieldGoodreads
105Between the Wingtips: The Secret Life of BirdsBrutus Ostling and Magnus UllmanThe Birder’s Library
106Bill Oddie Unplucked: Columns, Blogs and MusingsBill OddieThe Birder’s Library
107Bill Oddie’s Little Black Bird BookBritish Bird Lovers
108Binocular Vision: The Politics of Representation in Birdwatching Field GuidesSpencer SchaffnerThe Birder’s Library
109Bird After BirdLeslea TashGoodreads
110Bird Atlas 2007-11: the breeding and wintering birds of Britain and IrelandDawn Balmer, Simon Gillings, Brian Caffrey, Bob Swann, Iain Downie and Rob FullerBritish Birds
111Bird Brain: An exploration of avian intelligenceNathan EmeryForbes
112Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and JaysCandace SavageGoodreads
113Bird Droppings: Writings About Watching Birds and Bird WatchersPete DunneForbes
114Bird Families of the World: A Guide to the Spectacular Diversity of BirdsDavid W. Winkler, Shawn M. Billerman, and Irby J. LovetteThe Birder’s Library
115Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American SpeciesS. David Scott and Casey McFarlandThe Birder’s Library
116Bird PopulationsIan NewtonBritish Birds
117Bird Watch: A Survey of Planet Earth’s Changing EcosystemsMartin WaltersThe Birder’s Library
118BirdbrainVirginia ArthurGoodreads
119Birder’s Conservation Handbook: 100 North American Birds at RiskJeffrey V. WellsThe Birder’s Library
120Birding For Everyone: Encouraging People of Color to Become BirdwatchersJohn C. RobinsonThe Birder’s Library
121Birding from the HipAnthony McGeehanThe Birder’s Library
122Birding in the American West: A HandbookKevin J. ZimmerThe Birder’s Library
123Birding Lite: A Humorous How-to Guide for All Who Enjoy Watching BirdsStan DrydenThe Birder’s Library
124Birding on Borrowed TimePhoebe SnetsingerThe Birder’s Library
125Birding the Great Lakes Seaway TrailGerald SmithThe Birder’s Library
126Birding Trails: Texas: Panhandle and Prairies & PineywoodsJim FosterThe Birder’s Library
127Birds and PeopleMark CockerThe Birder’s Library
128Birds BritannicaBritish Bird Lovers
129Birds in a CageDerek NiemannGoodreads
130Birds in FallBrad KesslerGoodreads
131Birds of a Lesser Paradise: StoriesMegan Mayhew BergmanGoodreads
132Birds of Australia: A Photographic GuideIain Campbell, Sam Woods, Nick Leseberg, Geoff JonesReadings
133Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central BrazilJohn A. Gwynne, Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor, and Martha ArgelThe Birder’s Library
134Birds of BritainJ.L. BonhoteAbe Books
135Birds of Cape MayKevin T. KarlsonThe Birder’s Library
136Birds of Eastern North America / Birds of Western North America: A Photographic GuidePaul Sterry and Brian E. SmallThe Birder’s Library
137Birds of EuropeKillian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterstrom, Peter J. GrantThe Birder’s Library
138Birds of Heaven: Travels With CranesAll About Birds
139Birds of India: Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the MaldivesRichard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, and Tim InskippThe Birder’s Library
140Birds of IsraelR. InbarAbe Books
141Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New CaledoniaGuy DutsonThe Birder’s Library
142Birds of New Guinea (Second Edition)Thane K. Pratt and Bruce M. BeehlerThe Birder’s Library
143Birds of North America and GreenlandNorman ArlottThe Birder’s Library
144Birds of North America OnlineAmerican Birding Association
145Birds of PeruThomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O’Neill, and Theodore A. Parker IIIThe Birder’s Library
146Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated EditionThomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O’Neill, and Theodore A. Parker IIIThe Birder’s Library
147Birds of South America: PasserinesBer van PerloAudubon
148Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide, Second EditionPamela C. Rasmussen and John C. AndertonThe Birder’s Library
149Birds of Sri LankaDeepal Warakadoda, Carol Inskipp, Richard Grimmett, and Tim InskippThe Birder’s Library
150Birds of the British EmpireW.T. GreeneAbe Books
151Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and SocotraNigel Redman, Terry Stevenson, and John FanshaweThe Birder’s Library
152Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and WallaceaJames A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W. Brickle, and Frank E. RheindtThe Birder’s Library
153Birds of the West IndiesNorman ArlottThe Birder’s Library
154Birds of Western Ecuador: A Photographic GuideNick Athanas and Paul J. GreenfieldThe Birder’s Library
155Birds Over AmericaRoger Tory PetersonAmerican Birding Association
156Birds That Every Child Should KnowNeltje BlanchanAbe Books
157Birds, Art & DesignLarry BarthThe Birder’s Library
158Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas: An A-Z Guide to the Sexual Predilections of Animals from Aardvarks to ZebrasBruce MontagueGoodreads
159Birds: Poems by Judith WrightJudith WrightThe Birder’s Library
160Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and ExperienceJeremy MynottThe Birder’s Library
161Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to BirdsDonald KroodsmaThe Birder’s Library
162Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory PetersonElizabeth J. RosenthalThe Birder’s Library
163Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingMalcolm GladwellThe Birder’s Library
164BobCharissa TinsleyGoodreads
165British BirdsAlan RichardsGoodreads
166Camps and Cruises of an OrnithologistFrank M. ChapmanAbe Books
167Captain Rum: A Wondrous AdventureJohn PerrierGoodreads
168Carnivores of the World (Princeton Field Guides)Greg Laden’s Blog
169Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing SongbirdKatie FallonThe Birder’s Library
170Chanticleer RagRichard GrantAbe Books
171Chasing Birds Across Texas: A Birding Big YearMark T. AdamsThe Birder’s Library
172Collins Bird GuideL. Svensson, K. Mullarney, and D. ZetterstromAmerican Birding Association
173Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey ParrotBetty Jean CraigeGoodreads
174Corvus: A Life with BirdsEsther WoolfsonGoodreads
175Creator’s Glory: Photographs of the Wildlife of Grand Cayman IslandRichard GroundThe Birder’s Library
176Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban WildernessLyanda Lynn HauptGoodreads
177Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and HummingbirdsGoodreads
178Cuckoo: CheatingNicholas B. DaviesGoodreads
179Dave Gosney’s Finding Birds SeriesDave GosneyThe Birder’s Library
180Death of a SongbirdChristine GoffGoodreads
181Death Shoots a BirdieChristine GoffGoodreads
182Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the BusMo WillemsReadings
183DucksGoodreads
184EGG: Nature’s Perfect PackageSteve Jenkins and Robin PageAudubon
185EnslavedBob TarteGoodreads
186Every Day BirdsSchool Library Journal
187Everything Birds of PreySchool Library Journal
188Everything You Need to Know about BirdsSchool Library Journal
189Extraordinary Birds: Essays and Plates of Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History LibraryPaul SweetThe Birder’s Library
190Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big YearLynn E. BarberThe Birder’s Library
191Extreme BirdsBritish Bird Lovers
192Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and SurvivalCarl SafinaThe Birder’s Library
193Facing Extinction: The World’s Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them (Second Edition)Paul F. Donald, Nigel J. Collar, Stuart J. Marsden, and Deborah J. PainThe Birder’s Library
194Falcons of North AmericaKate DavisThe Birder’s Library
195Familiar Wild BirdsW. SwayslandAbe Books
196Feather QuestPete DunneAmerican Birding Association
197Field Guide to the Birds of ColombiaMiles McMullan, Thomas Donegan, and Alonso QuevedoThe Birder’s Library
198Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia: Second EditionMiles McMullan and Thomas DoneganThe Birder’s Library
199Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You DieChris SantellaThe Birder’s Library
200Flaubert’s ParrotJulian Barnes Geoffrey BraithwaiteReadings
201Flight to FreedomKent DurdenGoodreads
202Flights Against the Sunset: Stories that Reunited a Mother and SonKenn KaufmanThe Birder’s Library
203Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became BirdsJohn PickrellThe Guardian
204Flying over the Pyrenees, Standing on the PlainsSteve WestThe Birder’s Library
205For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory PetersonPeggy ThomasThe Birder’s Library
206Forty Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major IslandPeter R. Grant and B. Rosemary GrantBritish Birds
207Galapagos Diary: A Complete Guide to the Archipelago’s BirdlifeHermann Heinzel and Barnaby HallThe Birder’s Library
208Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British IslesCharles DixonAbe Books
209Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their EcologyKenneth P. AbleThe Birder’s Library
210Gifts of an EagleKent DurdenGoodreads
211Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like HumansJohn M. MarzluffGoodreads
212Gods of the Morning: A Bird’s-Eye View of a Changing WorldJohn Lister-KayeAudubon
213Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top BirdersLisa WhiteThe Birder’s Library
214Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland BirdsTrevor HerriotThe Birder’s Library
215Guide to Troubled BirdsThe Mincing MockingbirdThe Birder’s Library
216Gulls of North America, Europe, and AsiaKlaus Malling Olsen and Hans LarssonThe Birder’s Library
217Handbook of Bird Biology (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)Irby J. Lovette and John W. FitzpatrickForbes
218Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume: New Species and Global IndexJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal, and David A. ChristieThe Birder’s Library
219Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 13: Penduline-tits to ShrikesJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, and David A. ChristieThe Birder’s Library
220Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World SparrowsJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, and David A. ChristieThe Birder’s Library
221Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 15: Weavers to New World WarblersJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, and David A. ChristieThe Birder’s Library
222Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 16: Tanagers to New World BlackbirdsJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, and David A. ChristieThe Birder’s Library
223Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant RaptorsJerry LiguoriThe Birder’s Library
224Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In FlightJerry LiguoriThe Birder’s Library
225HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World: Non-PasserinesJosep Del Hoyo and Nigel CollarThe Guardian
226Home Life on An Ostrich FarmAnnie MartinAbe Books
227How to Be a (Bad) BirdwatcherSimon BarnesGoodreads
228How to Be a Better BirderDerek LovitchThe Birder’s Library
229How to be a Better Birder: Travel StoriesMichael KetoverThe Birder’s Library
230Humming BirdsMary & Elizabeth KirbyAbe Books
231Hummingbirds of Costa RicaMichael and Patricia FogdenThe Birder’s Library
232Hummingbirds of North America – the Photographic GuideWild Birds
233Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every SpeciesMichael Fogden, Marianne TaylorReadings
234Imperial DreamsTim GallagherBirds and Blooms
235In Hovering FlightJoyce HinnefeldThe Birder’s Library
236In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their GuidesThomas R. DunlapThe Birder’s Library
237Irish BirdsDavid CabotGoodreads
238Jayson: The True Story of a 20 Year Old BluejayVicki FormatoGoodreads
239John James Audubon and The Birds of America: A Visionary Achievement in Ornithology IllustrationLee VedderThe Birder’s Library
240Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A StoryJonathan LivingstonReadings
241Kakapo: Rescued From The Brink Of ExtinctionAlison BallanceGoodreads
242Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced BirdingKenn KaufmanThe Birder’s Library
243Kea, Bird of Paradox: The Evolution and Behavior of a New Zealand ParrotJudy DiamondGoodreads
244King Solomon’s RingKonrad LorenzGoodreads
245Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: the how and why of bird namesRay ReedmanForbes
246Last of the CurlewsFred BodsworthGoodreads
247Latin for Bird LoversOrnithology
248Laws of MigrationJ. Suzanne FrankThe Birder’s Library
249Letters From Eden: A Year at Home, in the WoodsJulie ZickefooseThe Birder’s Library
250Life-size Birds: The Big Book of North American BirdsNancy J. HajeskiThe Birder’s Library
251LiftRebecca K. O’ConnorThe Birder’s Library
252Listening to a Continent Sing: BirdsongBicycle from the Atlantic to the PacificForbes
253Lives of North American BirdsKenn KaufmanGoodreads
254Living in the Sound of the Wind: A Personal Quest for W.H. Hudson, Naturalist and Writer from the River PlateJason WilsonReadings
255Long-Legged Wading Birds of the North American WetlandsLucian Niemeyer and Mark RiegnerThe Birder’s Library
256Looking for the GoshawkConor Mark JamesonThe Birder’s Library
257Lorenzo the Magnificent – the Story of an Orphaned Blue JayRobert Franklin LeslieGoodreads
258Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic RecordErrol FullerThe Birder’s Library
259Love and Ordinary CreaturesGwyn Hyman RubioGoodreads
260Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine FalconSchool Library Journal
261Manual of Parrot BehaviorAndrew LuescherGoodreads
262Meadowland: The Private Life of an English FieldJohn Lewis-StempelGoodreads
263Migrating Raptors of the World: Their Ecology and ConservationKeith L. BildsteinThe Birder’s Library
264Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-BirdsBernd HeinrichGoodreads
265More Tales of a Low-Rent BirderPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
266National Birds of the World: Avian Emblems of the WorldRon ToftReadings
267National Geographic Bird ColorationGeoffrey E. HillThe Birder’s Library
268National Geographic Bird-watcher’s Bible: A Complete TreasuryJonathan Alderfer (Editor)The Birder’s Library
269National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Fifth EditionJon L. Dunn and Jonathan AlderferThe Birder’s Library
270National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth EditionJon L. Dunn and Jonathan AlderferThe Birder’s Library
271National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot SpotsWild Birds
272National Geographic Guide to Birds of North AmericaWild Birds
273National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North AmericaLaura Erickson and Jonathan AlderferThe Birder’s Library
274NatureGoodreads
275NextinctionRalph Steadman and Ceri LevyAudubon
276Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the WorldNigel CleereThe Birder’s Library
277Noisy Bird Sing-AlongSchool Library Journal
278North American Hummingbirds: An Identification GuideGeorge C. WestThe Birder’s Library
279North American Hummingbirds: An Identification GuideGeorge C. WestAudubon
280Observations Of WildlifePeter Markham ScottGoodreads
281Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent SpeciesMira TwetiGoodreads
282Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16)C.J. BoxGoodreads
283On Bird HillSchool Library Journal
284On Feathered Wings: Birds in FlightRichard EttlingerThe Birder’s Library
285On Silent Wings (Wings, #1)Don ConroyGoodreads
286One Man’s OwlBernd HeinrichGoodreads
287Our Birds of PreyHenry G. VennorAbe Books
288Owl BabiesMartin WaddellReadings
289Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American OwlsPaul BannickForbes
290OwlsMike Toms; CollinsBritish Birds
291Owls of North AmericaFrances BackhouseThe Birder’s Library
292Owls: A Guide to Every Species MarianneMarianne TaylorReadings
293Parrots: A Natural HistoryJohn SparksGoodreads
294Peacock PieWalter De La MareAbe Books
295PenguinFrans LantingGoodreads
296Penguin ProblemsJory John, Lane SmithReadings
297Penguins of the WorldWayne LynchThe Birder’s Library
298Penguins: The Ultimate GuideGreg Laden’s Blog
299Pete Dunne on Bird Watching, Second Edition: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding, Identifying and Enjoying BirdsPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
300Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide CompanionPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
301Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying BirdsKevin T. Karlson and Dale RosseletThe Birder’s Library
302Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the CaribbeanScott WeidensaulAudubon
303Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in FlightKen Behrens and Cameron CoxThe Birder’s Library
304Peterson Reference Guide to the Behavior of North American MammalsMark Elbroch and Kurt RinehartThe Birder’s Library
305Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic GuideSteve N. G. HowellThe Birder’s Library
306Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan (Third Edition)Quentin Phillipps and Karen PhillippsThe Birder’s Library
307PigeonsAndrew D. BlechmanGoodreads
308Prairie Spring: A Journey Into the Heart of a SeasonPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
309Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation: The Paintings of The Mincing Mockingbird Volume IIIMatt AdrianThe Birder’s Library
310Quick Fall Of LightSherrida WoodleyThe Birder’s Library
311Raptor: A Journey Through BirdsJames Macdonald LockhartForbes
312Raptors of North America: Natural History and ConservationNoel and Helen SnyderThe Birder’s Library
313Raptors of North America: The Wheeler GuidesBrian K. WheelerThe Birder’s Library
314Remarkable Birds: 100 of the World’s Most Notable BirdsStephen MossThe Birder’s Library
315Robert Gillmor’s Norfolk Bird SketchesBritish Birds
316Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland GrouseNoppadol Paothong and Joel VanceThe Birder’s Library
317Say Goodbye To The CuckooBritish Bird Lovers
318Seabirds: A Natural HistoryAnthony J. GastonThe Birder’s Library
319Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea RainforestAndrew L. MackThe Birder’s Library
320Secret Lives Of British BirdsBritish Bird Lovers
321Shorebirds of North America, Europe, and Asia: A Photographic GuideRichard ChandlerThe Birder’s Library
322Shorebirds of North America: The Photographic GuideDennis PaulsonThe Birder’s Library
323Shrewdunnit: the nature filesBritish Birds
324Sibley Guide to Bird Life and BehaviorWild Birds
325Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the WorldSchool Library Journal
326Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North AmericaTed FloydThe Birder’s Library
327Some BirdsSchool Library Journal
328Songbird JourneysAll About Birds
329Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic GuideDavid Beadle and James D. RisingThe Birder’s Library
330Spirits of the Air: Birds and American Indians in the SouthShepard Krech IIIThe Birder’s Library
331Storm BoyColin ThieleGoodreads
332Tales of Remarkable BirdsDominic CouzensThe Birder’s Library
333Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada: The Photographic GuideDavid Beadle and James D. RisingThe Birder’s Library
334Ten Thousand BirdsOrnithology
335That Quail, RobertMargaret A. StangerGoodreads
336The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey ParrotsIrene M. PepperbergGoodreads
337The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird ConservationDaniel J. Lebbin, Michael J. Parr, and George H. FenwickThe Birder’s Library
338The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern ShoreJohn YowThe Birder’s Library
339The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar BirdsJohn YowThe Birder’s Library
340The Art of Bird Finding: Before You ID Them, You Have to See ThemPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
341The Art of Bird Identification: A Straightforward Approach to Putting a Name to the BirdPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
342The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and ConservationGreg Laden’s Blog
343The Atomic Weight of LoveElizabeth J. ChurchReadings
344The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting BirdsWild Birds
345The Bald Eagle: Haunts and Habits of a Wilderness MonarchJon M. GerrardGoodreads
346The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian MiscellanyGraeme GibsonGoodreads
347The Biggest Twitch: Around the World in 4,000 BirdsAlan Davies and Ruth MillerThe Birder’s Library
348The Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British BirdsBill BaileyReadings
349The Bird and Insects’ Post-OfficeRobert BloomfieldAbe Books
350The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came From & How They LiveColin TudgeGoodreads
351The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and AfieldLarry Sheehan, Carol Sama Sheehan, Kathryn George Precourt, and William StitesThe Birder’s Library
352The Birds of Panama: A Field GuideGeorge R. Angehr and Robert DeanThe Birder’s Library
353The Birds of PandemoniumMichele RaffinGoodreads
354The Birdwatcher’s HandbookThe Telegraph
355The BirdwisherAnna Joy SpringerGoodreads
356The Blue BirdMaurice MaeterlinckAbe Books
357The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common BirdsJulie ZickefooseThe Birder’s Library
358the Bobolink Helps To Rescue His Proud Friend: The first book in the “Shared Values Collection.”Goodreads
359The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird SpeciesMark E. Hauber, John BatesReadings
360The Book of the Bird: Birds in ArtAngus Hyland, Kendra WilsonReadings
361The Boreal Owl Murder: A Bob White Birder Murder MysteryJan DunlapThe Birder’s Library
362The Breeding Bird Atlas of GeorgiaTodd M. Schneider, Giff Beaton, Timothy S. Keyes, and Nathan A. KlausThe Birder’s Library
363The Cloud BirdMargaret C. GetchellAbe Books
364The Cockyolly BirdMabel DearmerAbe Books
365The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural HistoryRichard J. KingGoodreads
366The Eye of the WindPeter Markham ScottGoodreads
367The Ferocious Summer: Adelie Penguins and the Warming of AntarcticaMeredith HooperGoodreads
368The FishermenChigozie ObiomaGoodreads
369The Geese of Beaver BogBernd HeinrichGoodreads
370The Given LandThomas B. AllenGoodreads
371The Go-Away BirdMuriel SparkAbe Books
372The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal RescueDyan deNapoliThe Birder’s Library
373The Heart Of The ValleyNigel HintonGoodreads
374The Helm Guide to Bird Identification: an in-depth look at confusion speciesBritish Birds
375The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive BirdsLeigh CalvezForbes
376The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare BirdsArnold LobelGoodreads
377The Jewel HunterChris GooddieThe Birder’s Library
378The Kaufman Guide to Advanced BirdingWild Birds
379The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals: Second editionGreg Laden’s Blog
380The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved ItWilliam RapaiThe Birder’s Library
381The Last Egret (The Adventures of Charlie Pierce)Harvey E. Oyer IIIThe Birder’s Library
382The Laws Guide to Drawing BirdsJohn Muir LawsThe Birder’s Library
383The Life of BirdsCarl WeltyGoodreads
384The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of NatureJonathan RosenThe Birder’s Library
385The Lost World of the MoaThe Telegraph
386The MerlinRichard SaleThe Birder’s Library
387The New Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America / The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North AmericaBill Thompson IIIThe Birder’s Library
388The New Day: A Poem in Songs and SonnetsRichard Watson GilderAbe Books
389The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region / Western RegionDonald and Lillian StokesThe Birder’s Library
390The Ornithology of the Straits of GibraltarL. HowardAbe Books
391The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters With North America’s Most Iconic BirdsPaul BannickThe Birder’s Library
392The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny OwlMartin WindrowThe Guardian
393The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a RelationshipJoanna BurgerGoodreads
394The Parrot Who Thought She Was a DogNancy Ellis-BellGoodreads
395The Passenger PigeonErrol FullerThe Birder’s Library
396The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. BakerJ.A. BakerGoodreads
397The Prairie Keepers: Secrets Of The GrasslandsMarcy HouleThe Birder’s Library
398The Private Lives of Birds: A Scientist Reveals the Intricacies of Avian Social LifeBridget StutchburyThe Birder’s Library
399The Rarest Bird in the World: The Search for the Nechisar NightjarVernon R. L. HeadThe Birder’s Library
400The Reluctant Twitcher: A Quite Truthful Account of My Big Birding YearRichard PopeGoodreads
401The Running SkyBritish Bird Lovers
402The Seasons of the RobinDon GrussingThe Birder’s Library
403The Sibley Guide to Birds (Second Edition)David Allen SibleyThe Birder’s Library
404The Sibley Guide to TreesDavid Allen SibleyThe Birder’s Library
405The Slater Field Guide to Australian BirdsPeter Slater, Pat Slater, Raoul SlaterReadings
406The Snow GeeseWilliam FiennesGoodreads
407The Snow GoosePaul GallicoGoodreads
408The Sound Approach to BirdingMark Constantine and The Sound ApproachThe Birder’s Library
409The Speaking ParrotsKarl RussAbe Books
410The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North AmericaDonald and Lillian StokesThe Birder’s Library
411The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North AmericaDonald and Lillian StokesThe Birder’s Library
412The Unfeathered BirdKatrina van GrouwThe Birder’s Library
413The Urban BirderDavid LindoGoodreads
414The Verb ‘To Bird’Peter CashwellThe Birder’s Library
415The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural WorldCarl SafinaThe Birder’s Library
416The White OwlEdmund SnellAbe Books
417The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with WingsMark BittnerGoodreads
418The Wild Swans and Other StoriesLouey ChisholmAbe Books
419The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for AmericaDouglas BrinkleyThe Birder’s Library
420The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field GuideFiona A. Reid, Twan Leenders, Jim Zook, and Robert DeanThe Birder’s Library
421The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of PreyPete DunneThe Birder’s Library
422The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of OrnithologyTim BirkheadThe Birder’s Library
423The World of BirdsJonathan ElphickThe Guardian
424The Worst Journey in the WorldApsley Cherry-GarrardGoodreads
425To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong ObsessionDan KoeppelThe Birder’s Library
426Urban PeregrinesEd DrewittGoodreads
427Vivonne Bay Blue: Superb Blue Wrens of Kangaroo IslandGillian and Colin RaymentThe Birder’s Library
428Wedding Day and Other StoriesKay BoyleAbe Books
429When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on VoiceTerry Tempest WilliamsGoodreads
430Where Have All the Birds Gone?The Telegraph
431White-tailed Ptarmigan: Ghosts of the Alpine TundraJoyce GellhornThe Birder’s Library
432Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other QuestionsMick O’HareGoodreads
433Wild AmericaAll About Birds
434Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney RockMarcy Cottrell HouleThe Birder’s Library
435Wise and OtherwiseR.M. RhoadsAbe Books
436Words on BirdsKelly PolarkGoodreads


17 Best Ornithology Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Abe Books 30 Beautiful Old Bird Books
All About Birds 10 Great Books On Birds: A Big Year Reading List
American Birding Association THE TOP 10: Books Every Birder Should Have
Audubon The 12 Best Bird Books of 2015
Birds and Blooms Best Books about Birds
British Bird Lovers Books About Birds
British Birds BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year
Forbes The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding In 2016
Goodreads Books for Bird Lovers
Greg Laden’s Blog Books On Birds And Nature
Ornithology Bird Books
Readings Books for bird lovers
School Library Journal Take Wing | Books About Birds for Budding Naturalists
The Birder’s Library Books
The Guardian The best bird books of 2014 GrrlScientist
The Telegraph Jared Diamond on books for bird-lovers
Wild Birds 12 Bird Books You Must Have