1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know (Paperback)

Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

By Sharon Stiteler

Running Press Adult, 9780762447343, 296pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

List Price: 20.00*
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Description

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

Richard Crossley
“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.”

Publishers Weekly

“[A] delightful exploration of the habits of birds and spot-on ideas for maximizing backyard experience with them. Replete with color photos, sidebars, and bullet points, this handy guide enlightens the reader on everything from nesting habits through bird "fidelity" to beaks…If you're already avian-adept, this book will prove a lively romp; if you, like many others, are still figuring it out, the book will help raise your game and increase your happiness quotient.”

Library Journal

“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.”