Sneak preview: 18 new books about birds

4/10/2014 | 0

Coat hooks stand in for perches on the gaily colored Single-Bell House by Lorenzo Padilla of Houston, Texas. The birdhouse is featured in a fun new picture book by Anne Schmauss. Jerry B. Smith Photography.

Coat hooks stand in for perches on the gaily colored Single-Bell House by Lorenzo Padilla of Houston, Texas. The birdhouse is featured in a fun new picture book by Anne Schmauss. Jerry B. Smith Photography.

It’s spring (finally), high time for another of our regular surveys of noteworthy new books about birds. Happily, our June 2014 issue contains our mid-year roundup. The issue will appear on newsstands May 6, and subscribers will start receiving their copies at the end of April. As usual, you can look for linked versions of our write­-ups on our website in the weeks ahead.

Here are the books you can look forward to reading about:

The American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Colorado by Ted Floyd and Brian E. Small (photographer), Scott & Nix, Inc., 2014, 320 pages, $24.95, paperback.

The American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New Jersey by Rick Wright and Brian E. Small (photographer), Scott & Nix, Inc., 2014, 368 pages, $24.95, paperback.

Birdhouses of the World by Anne Schmauss, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2014, 144 pages, $22.50, hardcover.

Birding Trails Texas: Gulf Coast (Birding Trails series) by Jim Foster, Wilderness Adventures Press, 2014, 578 pages, $29.95, paperback.

Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What’s There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren’t by Sharon Sorenson, Stackpole Books, 2013, 410 pages, $24.95, paperback, $11.99- $13.99, ebook.

The Book of Eggs: A Lifesize Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species by Mark E. Hauber, edited by John Bates and Barbara Becker, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 656 pages, $55, hardcover, $33, ebook.

Book of Eggs_165x240Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C., by Howard Youth, illustrated by Mark A. Klingler, photographs by Robert E. Mumford, Jr., Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, 400 pages, $24.95, paperback.

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects by David Callahan and Dominic Mitchell, Bloomsbury USA, 2014, 224 pages, $35, hardcover.

The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 368 pages, $27, hardcover, $14.85-$14.99, ebook.

Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species by Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor, and Sheri L. Williamson, Harper Design, 2014, 400 pages, $29.99, hardcover, $16.99, ebook.

Latin for Bird Lovers by Roger Lederer and Carol Burr, Timber Press, 2014, 224 pages, $24.95, hardcover.

The New Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides series) by Bill Thompson III, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 368 pages, $16.95, paperback.

Texas-Handbook_165x250The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, Henry Holt and Co., 2014, 336 pages, $28, hardcover, $12.99, ebook.

Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, and Bob Montgomerie, Princeton University Press, 2014, 544 pages, $45 hardcover, $25.99-$31.99, ebook.

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human by Noah Strycker, Riverhead Books, 2014, 304 pages, $27.95, hardcover, $11.99-$14.99, ebook. Read our review of this book.

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Edition (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment series) by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman, Texas A&M University Press, 2014, 410 pages, $30, flexbound.

Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, Updated Edition by Marcy Cottrell Houle, University of New Mexico Press, 2014, 216 pages, $24.95, paperback, $11.99-$13.99, ebook.

Wounded Warriors: A Soldier’s Story of Healing through Birds by Robert C. Vallieres with Jacquelyn M. Howard, foreword by Cynthia Parsons, Potomac Books, 2014, 216 pages, $24.95, hardcover, $12.89-$13.99, ebook.

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