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New books tell how to bird green, reveal secrets about birding

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In the June 2013 of BirdWatching magazine, we described 18 new books about birds that belong in your library — and in the hands of your favorite young birder. Here are two of the titles we featured:

How to bird different

Among people who want to protect the world’s wild creatures, the most aware, arguably, are birders, so it figures that interest in green birding is growing. This persuasive book, written by the creator of the website GreenBirding, makes the case for chasing fewer birds in vehicles that emit greenhouse gases and doing more birding within a walk, paddle, or bike ride of home. It tells how to create bird-attracting gardens and meet other green birders and describes equipment, listing challenges, and citizen-science and conservation projects.

Green Birding: How to See More Birds and Protect the Environment at the Same Time, by Richard Gregson, Stackpole Books, 2013, 144 pages, $16.95 paper, $8.48 PDF available

Advice from Birdchick

If you’ve ever read Sharon Stiteler’s blog, Birdchick, you know that she’s smart as a whip, loves birds, and likes to laugh — all qualities that shine in her new book of tips and trivia. She offers advice for backyard feeding and nest boxes, describes why birds do what they do, lists birding festivals worth attending, and suggests 10 areas of the world that should be on your bucket list. Especially useful for anyone who is new to birding.

1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond, by Sharon Stiteler, Running Press, 2013, 296 pages, $20 paperback, no ebook available 


Look for a roundups of notable new books about birds in every June and every December issue of BirdWatching magazine.

Publishers and authors:

If you’ve brought out a book that we should consider reviewing, send it here:

BirdWatching Magazine
Madavor Media, LLC.
25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
[email protected]

Updated on Nov. 6, 2013, to show Madavor Media’s new mailing address.



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