Review: Bird Brains

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays Candace Savage Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Greystone Books 1997 ISBN-10: 0871569566 ISBN-13: 978-0871569561 This is one of my favorite bird books. It’s a thin book at 144 pages but it is large in size almost 10″ by 10″ with lots of color photos showing off … More Review: Bird Brains

Review: Field Guide to Owls of California and the West

Field Guide to Owls of California and the West (California Natural History Guides) by Hans J. Peeters Paperback: 346 pages Publisher: University of California Press, 2007 ISBN-10: 0520252802 ISBN-13: 978-0520252806 The size of this book will make it easy to carry in a backpack 4.5 x 1 x 7.2 inches. The first 156 pages of … More Review: Field Guide to Owls of California and the West

Review: Owls a Guide to Every Species in the World

Earlier I reviewed Owls https://blueravenbirders.com/2019/12/11/review-owls-by-taylor/ by Marianne Taylor. While searching the internet for images I discovered that she had published a second book. The first book did not include every species of owl this one does. Some reviews are in error when they write that only 42 species are included in the Species Notes section. … More Review: Owls a Guide to Every Species in the World

Review: Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls By Melissa Hill Age Range: 4 – 8 years Grade Level: Preschool – 2 Paperback: 24 pages Publisher: Capstone Press, 2015 Language: English ISBN-10: 1491460520 ISBN-13: 978-1491460528 This was a charming book with brief factual information on one page and a lovely full color image of one or more burrowing owls on the … More Review: Burrowing Owls

Review: Enigma of the Owl

The Enigma of the Owl: An illustrated natural history By Mike Unwin and David Tipling Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Yale University Press, 2017 Language: English ISBN-10: 0300222734 ISBN-13: 978-0300222739 I find myself at a loss to describe this lovely book. So I’m going to quote from Amazon: “A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of … More Review: Enigma of the Owl

Review: Owls by Taylor

My Burrowing owl information quest continues. This time it’s another library book that is a beautifully illustrated overview of owls. Not comprehensive in scope or content but a nice addition to any owl book library. The index includes scientific name and some common groupings such as barn owls, but not by every common name. Only … More Review: Owls by Taylor

Review: Bird Families of the World

Bird Families of the World: A Guide to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds by David W. Winkler, Shawn M. Billerman, and Irby J. Lovette Co-published by Lynx Edicions and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2015 ISBN-10: 8494189204 ISBN-13: 978-8494189203 599 pages https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Families-World-Spectacular-Diversity/dp/8494189204 https://www.lynxeds.com/product/bird-families-of-the-world/ I found this book to be amazing with lots of photos. Definitely … More Review: Bird Families of the World

Review: Birding is My Favorite Video Game

I began reading Rosemary Mosco’s Bird and Moon comics several years ago and was delighted when she published a book: Birding Is My Favorite Video Game: Cartoons about the Natural World from Bird and Moon by Rosemary Mosco Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 17, 2018) ISBN: 978-1-4494-8912-0 From the back of the book: Birding is My … More Review: Birding is My Favorite Video Game