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What's That Bird?

Getting to Know the Birds Around You, Coast to Coast

Joseph Choiniere, Claire Mowbray Golding, Tom Vezo (Photographs by), James Robins (Illustrator)


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Paperback (1/15/2005)


This colorful guide introduces beginning birders of all ages to the wonders of the avian world. With profiles of 30 North American birds detailing their color, size, habitat, and calls, you’ll quickly learn to identify the birds in your neighborhood. Additional sections on bird anatomy and behavior, ideas for keeping a bird-watching journal, instructions for building a nesting box, and tips for where to find specific species will have you exploring all the joys of birding in no time.

Praise For What's That Bird?: Getting to Know the Birds Around You, Coast to Coast

“…a beautifully illustrated and informative beginners guide to backyard bird watching, appropriate for both school children and adults.” –ForeWord


“…an informed and informative book that the entire family can enjoy.”                  –Bookwatch


“Easy to use, loaded with digestible information and full of spectacular photography.” –San Diego Union Tribune


“Choiniere…and Golding have put heart and soul into this beautifully conceived and produced guide.” –San Diego Union Tribune


“…not only a helpful field guide, but also includes read-aloud fast facts…” –Star Tribune


“…a delightful beginner's guide to backyard bird watching.” –Rural Heritage


“…lively, easy to understand language…” – Science News


“This book is an attractive tool for an adult teaching a child about nature in general and birding in particular.” – Science News


Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580175555, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

About the Author

Joseph Choiniere is the co-author of What's That Bird? He has worked for the Mass Audubon Society for more than 25 years, currently as the director of the 1,200-acre Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. He teaches classes at universities and colleges, as well as workshops for elementary and high school groups. He lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.

Claire Mowbray Golding is vice president and managing director for a small educational publishing company in central Massachusetts. She lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.