1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know (Paperback)
Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond
Running Press Adult, 9780762447343, 296pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun.
This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how birds eat, how they find a life partner, and how they build a home for the chicks. Other useful information includes identification tips, migration patterns, and where the best birding vacation spots are. Packed with full-color photos, 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is a fun, informative read for every bird watcher.
About the Author
Sharon Birdchick” Stiteler is a renowned birder and industry expert. Her previous works include Disapproving Rabbits and City Birds/Country Birds. Sharon contributes to Wild Bird Magazine, Outdoor News, Birds & Blooms, Minnesota Public Radio as well as Birdwatcher's Digest. She has a popular birding blog called Birdchick.com. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.
Praise For 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond…
“Birds, Booze or Blogs, Sharon is definitely the Queen ‘B.’”
Jeffrey A. Gordon, President American Birding Association
“The world of birds and birders is fun, fascinating, and at times more than a little bit funky. Sharon Stiteler makes an ideal tour guide through this strange and fascinating territory, sharing facts, opinions, stories, and yes, secrets, in an entertaining, personal, and personable way.”
“Stiteler infuses her subject with an enthusiasm that is truly infectious. For readers new to birding, this is the book; its “ew!” factor might even pull in some young adults. No doubt many of the experts Birdchick has entertained at events around the continent will also want to experience her wit in print form.”