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Hi, All--

In this time of home confinement and the luxury of birdwatching-at-will that it allows, I want to build my birding library.  What Go-To and/or Must Have  volumes should I aquire?  In addition to the Peterson, Sibley (East & West), and National Geographic field guides for North America, I already have:  Karlson & Dunne, Gulls Simplified; Dunne et al, Hawks in Flight;  Wheeler & Clark, A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors; and O'Brien, The Shorebird Guide

 

Thanks!

 

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Thanks, Charlie. 🙂  I had ordered Stephenson's book earlier this week--based on Amazon ratings--and was hoping it would also be a recommendation from others in the WhatBird group.  I will order Dunne's book on finding birds.  

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On 3/30/2020 at 8:28 PM, Charlie Spencer said:

This thread is quite terrific. I am a bird parent but overy new to birding as an active engagement.These really help me find new readings to prepare. I have been on and off reading The Birder's Handbook- which a friend had suggested to be good for a novice like me. Maybe some of you might find it useful too.  

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@Lisa Coy, what's a 'bird parent'?  Does that mean you have parakeets or other species traditionally kept as pets / companions?

Thanks.

Hey, Charlie, i did grow up at a home where they kept birds in captivity. Right now, i am sort of the foster parent to birds who perch on my balcony. I leave them treats and water there and have also made a comfy space for them. So perhaps parent might be more sentimental than reality 

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@Charlie Spencer   Yesterday, I received my copy of Dunne's The Art of Bird Finding, and finished it in one sitting.  Lol.  Very entertaining and informative book.  Ornithologists are people, too.  ❤️ 

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On 4/8/2020 at 10:44 AM, floraphile said:

@Charlie Spencer   Yesterday, I received my copy of Dunne's The Art of Bird Finding, and finished it in one sitting.  Lol.  Very entertaining and informative book.  Ornithologists are people, too.  ❤️ 

Then you might also like Dunne's 'Art of Bird Identification'.

Geez, I wish this topic wasn't buried in this sub-forum, but was somewhere it would get some more input.  All of which is just a long way to say ...

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18 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

  

Then you might also like Dunne's 'Art of Bird Identification'.

Geez, I wish this topic wasn't buried in this sub-forum, but was somewhere it would get some more input.  All of which is just a long way to say ...

Bump.

The "Help me ID..." forums get all the love.  And Loves.  

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