Four books on birds and birding

Bat Falcon
Bat Falcon in Costa Rica. Photo by Mario Wong Pastor/Shutterstock

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We like all kinds of bird books. The ones that tell stories about people, or endangered species, or Big Years, or getting kids into birding. The ones that are scholarly. And we especially like the ones that are useful in the field. The four books featured here fall into that category. They can lead readers to new places to bird or help readers identify birds in places far and wide. Click “Next” to scroll through the list.

Best Places to Bird in the Prairies, by John Acorn, Alan Smith, and Nicola Koper, Greystone Books, 2018, paperback, 280 pages.

In this useful new guide, three of Canada’s top birders reveal their favorite destinations for spotting local birds in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. They highlight 36 of the region’s most highly recommended sites, each of which has been expertly selected for the unique species that reside there. With exclusive lists of specialty birds, splendid color photography, and plenty of insider tips for finding and identifying birdlife year-round, the book is accessible and easy-to-use. The next time you head to the prairie provinces, use this book to set your itinerary — and find great birds!

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