Best Ornithology Books
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1. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
Author: by Jonathan Alderfer
Published at: National Geographic; 7th edition (September 12, 2017)
This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy.With more than 2.
75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides. Filled with hand-painted illustrations from top nature artists (including the ever-popular hummingbird), this latest edition is poised to become an instant must-have for every serious birder in the United States and Canada.
The 7th edition includes 37 new species for a total of 1,023 species; 16 new pages allow for 250 fresh illustrations; 80 new maps; and 350 map revisions. With taxonomy revised to reflect the radical new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016, the addition of standardized banding codes, and text completely vetted by birding experts, this new edition will top of the list of birding field guides for years to come.
2. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
Published at: Knopf; 2nd ed. edition (March 29, 2016)
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field. Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains.
Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations-more than 4,600 in total-with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features.
Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges. This new and improved edition includes: Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.
3. The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
Published at: Knopf; 2nd edition (March 11, 2014)
Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds. Guy McCaskie, Birding The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition 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.
The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a wealth of improvements and updates: All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail. Includes nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from original art for enhanced print quality. Expanded text includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field.
4. Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Author: by David Allen Sibley
Published at: Knopf; 2nd edition (March 29, 2016)
COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the West, in a portable format that is perfect for the field. Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains.
Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations-more than 5,046 in total-with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features.
Here too are more than 652 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges. This new and improved edition includes: Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.
5. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature
Author: by David Mizejewski
Published at: Design Originals; Expanded Second edition (April 8, 2019)
Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. Nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations 17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and fun Over 200 color photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the wide variety of creatures they attract, plus step-by-step photos and illustrations for family projects Learn wildlife-friendly practices for gardening, landscape design, supplemental feeders, birdbaths, nesting places, and more Learn how to attract backyard pollinators, from bees and butterflies to beetles, bats, and hummingbirds Get your garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife(TM) program by following the included certification application checklist Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures!
6. The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
Author: by Jennifer Ackerman
Published at: Penguin Press; Illustrated edition (May 5, 2020)
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds – how they live and how they think.
There is the mammal way and there is the bird way. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive.
They are also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own: deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviors are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of, well, birdness: a mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own; a bird that collaborates in an extraordinary way with one speciesoursbut parasitizes another in gruesome fashion; birds that give gifts and birds that steal; birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves; birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special calland may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter.
7. Birds of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide)
Author: by John Shewey
Published at: Timber Press (March 1, 2017)
Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union.
Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. Detailed accounts of nearly 400 bird species, including common favorites and rare curiositiesMore than 870 spectacular photographs of relevant plumages and birds in flightPrecise descriptions of voices, behaviors, and habitatsTop birding sites in the Pacific NorthwestIndividual range maps, showing seasonal and migratory patternsEasy to use for beginners and experts alike
8. Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series)
Author: by Donald Stokes
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
From America’s foremost authorities on birds, this pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What’s the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard?
This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing birds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
Special features include:Coverage of 100 speicesUnique organization by birds’ plumage colorsUser-friendly color tab index for quick referenceBrilliant full-color photographs of each species, plus separate images of male and female when plumage differsUseful tips for attracting birdsInformation on voice, habitat, nest, eggs, incubation time, population trends, behavior, birdhouse and feeder preferences, and much more
9. Songbirds Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Songbirds, Exquisite Flowers and Relaxing Nature Scenes
Author: by Coloring Book Cafe
Published at: Independently published (December 12, 2020)
Embrace the magic of songbirds and soothe your mind with this exquisite adult coloring book! Do you want to unearth a delightful collection of intricate songbird illustrations? Do you want to marvel at nature, fuel your inner artist, and practice relaxation with soothing natural scenes and an array of amazing flowers?
Then this book is for you! Specially crafted by Best-Selling brand of 100+ illustrated masterpieces, Coloring Book Cafe, this gorgeous and magical coloring book helps your worries slip away with an exquisite selection of beautiful songbirds, birdhouses and birdbaths, wonderful natural scenery, gardens bursting with flowers, and so much more!
Featuring heartwarming, one-of-a-kind illustrations, this coloring book lets you relieve the day’s stress and anxiety, practice the proven benefits of meditative mindfulness, and express yourself creatively as you color your next masterpiece. Ideal for both yourself, and as a thoughtful gift idea for friends, relatives and family members, the Songbirds Coloring Book will stir your imagination in a fun and deeply rewarding way.
10. The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
Author: by Noah Strycker
Published at: Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (March 3, 2015)
An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising worldand deep connection with humanity. 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 mysteriesrevealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.
Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds.
11. The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Stokes Field Guides)
Author: by Donald Stokes
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; Original edition (October 25, 2010)
Reflecting years of research and observation of North American birds, the Stokes Field Guide includes more species, photos and useful identification information for birdwatchers than any other guide. The guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning color photographs.
And yet it’s portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Also included: The newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order Special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape Detailed descriptions of songs and calls Important behavioral information Key habitat preferences of each species The newest range maps, detailing species’ winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes A special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs of common North American species.
12. Birds of the Photo Ark
Author: by Noah Strycker
Published at: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (March 6, 2018)
For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small. This elegantly packaged celebration of birds from around the world unites incredible animal portraits from Joel Sartore’s distinguished National Geographic Photo Ark project with inspiring text by up-and-coming birder Noah Strycker.
It includes hundreds of species, from tiny finches to charismatic eagles; brilliant toucans, intricate birds of paradise, and perennial favorites such as parrots, hummingbirds, and owls also make colorful appearances. Everyone who cares about birds-from the family with a bird feeder outside the kitchen window to the serious birder with a life list of thousands-will flock to this distinctive and uplifting book.
13. Handbook of Bird Biology (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Author: by Irby J. Lovette
Published at: Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition (September 19, 2016)
Selected by Forbes.Com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology.
Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation.
Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known – and best loved – parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images.
It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.
14. The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
Author: by Gail Damerow
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 31, 2012)
From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining.
Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.