Five books about birding adventures

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo by Joan Wiitanen

This birding book round-up includes tales about a father-son Big Year, a master’s hummingbird art, an up-close look at the ravens of the Tower of London, and more.

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The Delightful Horror of Family Birding
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next Generation

The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next GenerationBy Eli J. Knapp, Torrey House Press, 2018, paperback, 276 pages

In this fun collection of essays, avid birder Eli Knapp, a professor of intercultural studies and biology at Houghton College, tells engaging stories about birds and birding, from Ecuador to Tanzania to the U.S. He writes about his students and his children and their interactions with birds, and he explores deeper questions about our relationship with nature and why we bird.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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