The Little Big Book of Birds (Hardcover)
Welcome Books, 9781599620237, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2007
Bird lovers will flock to this whimsical and endearing celebration of the avian world. Packed with all things feathered--but not flighty--The Little Big Book of Birds offers literature, poetry, trivia, helpful tips, humor, recipes, profiles of respected birders, and advice for the seasoned birder and the beginner alike. Grab your binoculars and hit the trail, or curl up in an armchair and enjoy the adventures of your favorite birding authors.
This book includes:
Birdwatching 101: Useful for beginnners as well as those who have been around the block a few times, this section covers all the how-to's you'll need for ultimate know-how: basic bird identification, biding on the internet, a guide to the field guide, a guide to binoculars, building a backyard bird haven, bird habitat conservation, and more.
Birding Around the World:
Includes advice on the best places to bird in North America, whether you're planning a weekend trip for waterfowl in your home state or trip to Mexico to witness "The River of Raptors." Learn fun facts about the most exotic birds around the world from the Sacred Ibis of Sub-Saharan Africa to the Red-backed Shrike of Siberia.
Stories & Essays:
Adventure tales and legends of the field to curl up with from famed birdwatchers and essayists including John Muir, Marie Winn, E.B. White, Lola Oberman, Kenn Kaufman, and more.
Poetry: A selection of poems inspired by birds from beloved poets such as Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, W. B. Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and D. H. Lawrence.
Famous Birder Biographies: Learn from the greats in these short histories of the best birders past and present, including John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson, Alexander Wilson, Margaret Morse Nice, Pamela Rasmussen, and Ted Parker.
Bird Facts: Everything under the sun about the rulers of the sky, including important birding festival to attend during every season, the best bird films and documentaries, information about endangered birds, the origins of common bird names, a guide to birder vocabulary, and more.
About the Author
Natasha Tabori Fried (Editor) is Managing Editor at Welcome Books. She has edited various projects including "The Little Big Book of Life," "The Little Big Book of Roses," "The Little Big Book of California," and "The Little Big Book of America." Her favorite spot to watch birds is in New York City's Central Park.
Kenn Kaufman (Introduction) is legendary for his work in modern ornithology, birdwatching, and contemporary North American field guides. Kaufman is a vocal advocate for wildlife habitat conservation, and has devoted his life to promoting the appreciation of nature through his books, public speaking, photography, and paintings. Kaufman is the author of "Lives of North American Birds," "Kaufman Focus Guides: Birds of North America," "Field Guide to Advanced Birding," and a memoir, "Kingbird Highway."