My Birdy Library

I was adding the three Cornell Waterfowl foldout pamphlets to my LibraryThing account and started thinking about my bird books. LibraryThing is a website that lets you create your own home catalog of your books. It’s free if you only want to catalog 200 books or less. Paid personal accounts are $10/year or $25 for a lifetime which is definitely the way to go. They also allow the purchase of organizational accounts. One of the features I love is that I can add subject tags to my books. A search on the word birds in my LibraryThing retrieves 77 items including books, pamphlets, movies, and documentaries.

51802b9shpkl-_sy344_bo1204203200_Sibley’s “Field Guide to Birds of Western North America” was the first bird book entered into my catalog, it’s also the one I’ve had to repurchase because I was so hard on the first one it fell apart. Sibley’s is one that rides around in my car so that it is always on hand. Of course there are more books about bird identification and books on how and where to find birds. I have several better birding through study type books and documentaries such as “The Warbler Guide” (still struggling with this one) or Liguoir’s “Hawks from Every Angle.” And then the list if filled out with all kinds of topics … literature: “Shakespeare’s Birds”,  serious biographical narrative: “H is for Hawk”,  gardening, art, humor, adventure. Birds are everywhere and in many, many books.  If I search my library for the word birds I end up with 82 not just the 77 I’ve tagged as pertaining to birds.  Here is a list of the 77 bird related books/movies etc in my library as of today.

National Geographic Bird Watcher’s Bible – A Complete Treasury by Alderfer, Jonathan 2012 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, natural history

Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art by Attenborough, David 2012 books, nonfiction, birds, natural history, history, art

fly-away-homeFly Away Home by Ballard, Carroll 1996 movies, dvd, family, birds, jeff daniels, anna paquin, dana delany

Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Birkhead, Tim 2013 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist, audiobook

Birds of Oregon by Burrows, Roger 2003 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, oregon

Alberta Wildlife Viewing Guide (Wildlife Viewing Guides Series) by Butler, Jim 2002 books, nonfiction, alberta, field guide, identification, birds, birding, wildlife, flora, fauna

Birdfinding in British Columbia by Cannings, Richard 2013 books, nonfiction, british columbia, travel, field guide, wildlife, birds, birding, flora, fauna

America’s Wildlife Refuges: Lands of Promise Clark, by Jeanne 2003 books, nonfiction, wildlife, national wildlife refuge, birds, animals, natural history

Birding Adventures: Season 2 by Currie, James Alexander 2011 movies, dvd, tv-series, documentary, birds, birding, adventures

Birding Adventures: Season One by Currie, James Alexander 2009 movies, dvd, tv-series, documentary, birds, birding, adventures

When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer by Currie, James Alexander 2014 books, nonfiction, adventure, birds, birding

51jm2bgvcu3l-_sx327_bo1204203200_Raptors of the Rockies: Biology of the Birds of Prey and Species Accounts of the Raptors of the Rockies by Davis, Kate 2002 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, raptors, rocky mountains, idaho, wyoming, colorado, montana, identification

A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All by Dempsey, Luke 2008 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist

Bird by DK Publishing, 2006 movies, dvd, documentary, birds

Hawk Watch: A Video Guide to Eastern Raptors by Dodge, Greg 2010 movies, dvd, birding, birds, raptors, identification

The Complete Book of North American Owls by Duncan, James 2013 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, owls, identification, natural history

41mz5zb3chl-_sx322_bo1204203200_The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey by Dunne, Pete 2003 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, hawks, raptors, anthology

The Complete Encyclopedia of Birds and Bird Migration by Elphick, Jonathan 2003 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist

Attracting Birds by Elving, Phyllis 2000 books, nonfiction, gardens, birds, flowers, perennials, annuals

Utah’s Featured Birds by Evans, Keith and Wayne Martinson. Photography by Paul Higgins. 2008 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, utah, field guide

Pocket Life List: A Birdwatcher’s Life List and Diary of North American Birds by Fashingbauer, Bernard A. 2004 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist

Birds, Birds, Birds! An Indoor Birdwatching Field Trip DVD Video Bird and Bird Song Guide by Feith, John 2004 movies, dvd, documentary, birds, birdsong

Birding (Nature Company Guides) by Forshaw, Joseph Michael 1995 books, nonfiction, birds, identification

The Big Year by Frankel, David 2011 movies, dvd, comedy, birds, jack black, john cleese, owen wilson, rosamund pike, steve martin, kevin pollak, jobeth williams, dianne wiest, brian dennehy, anjelica huston

51gf2pnwpzl-_sx349_bo1204203200_Audubon Video Guide to 505 Birds of North America by Godfrey, Michael 2004 movies, dvd, documentary, birds, identification

Shakespeare’s Birds by Goodfellow, Peter 1983 books, nonfiction, birds, shakespeare

Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Rocky Mountains: Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming (Audubon Guides to the National Wildlife Refuges) by Grassy, John 2000 books, nonfiction, colorado, idaho, montana, utah, wyoming, wildlife refuges, field guide, birds, birding, wildlife, flora, fauna

Bald Eagle of Alaska, BC and Washington by Hancock, David 2003 books, nonfiction, birds

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Heinrich, Bernd 2016 books, nonfiction, birds, natural history, audiobook

Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges by Thompson, Bill 2005 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, identification

Drawing Birds by Joy, Postle 1963 books, nonfiction, art, drawing, birds

Birds of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides) by Kaufman, Kenn 2000 books, nonfiction, identification, birds, birding

Peterson Field Guide(R) to Advanced Birding (Peterson Field Guide Series) by Kaufman, Kenn 1990 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist

51gyeabenul-_sx329_bo1204203200_Birding Northern California by Kemper, John 1999 books, nonfiction, birds, california, identification, field trip

Birding Colorado: Over 180 Premier Birding Sites at 93 Locations (Falcon Guides Birding) by Kingery, Hugh 2007 books, nonfiction, birds, colorado, natural history, field guide

Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight by Liguori, Jerry 2005 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, hawks, raptors, identification

The Bird Lover’s Garden by Macavoy, Margaret 2000 books, nonfiction, gardens, birds, flowers, perennials, annuals

H Is for Hawk by Macdonald, Helen 2016 books, nonfiction, birds, biography, audiobook

51wfondlkql-_sy344_bo1204203200_In the Air and Everywhere: The Scientific American Pop-Up Book of Birds by Marshall, Jody 1994 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, naturalist

Ducks, Geese and Swans by McCabe, Richard E. 1999 books, nonfiction, identification, birds, birding

Birds of Yellowstone: A Practical Habitat Guide to the Birds of Yellowstone National Park–and Where to Find Them by McEneaney, Terry 1989 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, yellowstone

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Waterfowl ID: #3 Sea Ducks & Others by McGowan, Kevin J. 2015 books, nonfiction, foldout, pamphlet, birds, birding

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Waterfowl ID: #2 Dabbling Ducks & Diving Ducks by McGowan, Kevin J. 2015 books, nonfiction, foldout, pamphlet, birds, birding

51-hlpg149l-_sx236_bo1204203200_Cornell Lab of Ornithology Waterfowl ID: #1 The Basics by McGowan, Kevin J. 2015 books, nonfiction, foldout, pamphlet, birds, birding

How to Attract Birds by McKinley, Michael 1995 books, nonfiction, gardens, birds

Guide to Troubled Birds by Mincing, Mockingbird The 2014 books, nonfiction, humor, birds, roadtrip read

Hawks Up Close by National Audubon Society 1992 movies, vhs, birding, birds, raptors, identification

World of Raptors by Nelsen, Morey 2007 movies, dvd, documentary, birds, raptors, hawks, eagles

Condor: To the Brink and Back–The Life and Times of One Giant Bird by Nielsen, John 2006 books, nonfiction, birds, condors, raptors, natural history, naturalist, wildlife, fauna

510waezrlolSecret Language of Birds: A Treasury of Myths, Folklore and Inspirational True Stories by Nozedar, Adele 2006 books, nonfiction, birds, anthropology, natural history, mythology

The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Obmascik, Mark 2005 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, anecdotes, ebook

Winged Migration by Perrin, Jacques 2001 movies, dvd, documentary, birds, birding, natural history, naturalist

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides) by Peterson, Roger Tory 2010 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, identification, field guide

How to Know the Birds by Peterson, Roger Tory 1986 books, nonfiction, birds, identification

A Pocket Guide to Hawaii’s Birds by Pratt, Douglas H 1997 nonfiction, birds, hawaii, field guide, identification

Birds: Capturing the Wild Spirit of These Birds of Prey by Press, Parragon 2011 books, nonfiction, art, photographs, birds, raptors, biology

51rtts7a5jl-_sx258_bo1204203200_Bird (DK Eyewitness Books) by Publishing, DK 2004 books, nonfiction, birds, identification

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die: Birding Experts Share the World’s Geatest Destinations  by Santella, Chris 2007 books, nonfiction, birds, birding

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays by Savage, Candace 1997 books, nonfiction, birds, corvids, crows, ravens, birding

101 Golden Rules of Birding by Schneck, Marcus 2009 books, nonfiction, road trip read, birds, birding, humor

6112bvkz1p0lHoot by Shriner, Will 2006 movies, dvd, comedy, birds, owls, luke wilson, logan lerman, tim blake nelson, clark gregg, jessica cauffiel, robert wagner

Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America by Sibley, David Allen 2012 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, identification

The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition by Sibley, David Allen 2014 books, nonfiction, birds, birding

Hawks in Flight: The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors by Sibley, David Allen 1989 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, hawks, raptors

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior by Sibley, David Allen 2001 books, nonfiction, birds, natural history, identification

The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley, David Allen 2000 books, nonfiction, birds, identification, field guide

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley, David Allen 2003 books, nonfiction, birds, identification, field guide

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole by Snyder, Zack 2010 movies, dvd, animation, cartoon, adventure, fantasy, birds, david wenham, ryan kwanten, hugo weaving, sam neill, helen mirren, abbie cornish, geoffrey rush

51qrw4rngql-_sx258_bo1204203200_The Warbler Guide by Stephenson, Tom 2013 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, identification

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Stewart, Melissa 2014 books, nonfiction, birds, feathers, juvenile

The Idaho Bird Guide: What, Where, When by Svingen, Dan 2005 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, idaho, field guide, natural history

Birds of Idaho: Field Guide (Our Nature Field Guides) by Tekiela, Stan 2003 books, nonfiction, idaho, birds, identification, field guide, birding

British Columbia Wildlife Viewing Guide (Wildlife Viewing Guides Series) by Wareham, Bill 2002 books, nonfiction, british columbia, field guide, birds, birding, wildlife, flora, fauna

Raptors: The Birds of Prey by Weidensaul, Scott 1996 books, nonfiction, birds, raptors, natural history

51hiaijj4tl-_sx330_bo1204203200_Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding by Weidensaul, Scott 2008 books, nonfiction, birds, birding, natural history, history

Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders by White, Lisa 2007 books, nonfiction, road trip read, birds, birding, humor

What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Young, Jon 2012 books, nonfiction, birds, natural history

 

Happy reading! — Jenny


One thought on “My Birdy Library

  1. Hope is the Thing With Feathers! By Christopher Cokinos. One of the first non-guide birding books I ever read. Still one of the most powerful and interesting ones in the stack for me.

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