Review: Mammals of North America, second edition

Justine WeberBooks, Field Guide, Reviews1 Comment

It should be immediately stated that I am most definitely not the bird enthusiast in the Weber household. Indeed, while Drew can easily get up at 4am to find some passing warblers, or stare through a scope at a flock of gulls for (what may seem like) hours, I enjoy sleeping in until the sun rises and there are times … Read More

Review: Hawks at a Distance by Jerry Liguori

Alex LamoreauxBooks, Field Guide, Identification, Reviews2 Comments

Hawks at a Distance; if you are a hawk-watcher and general hawk-freak (like me), then you too have been waiting for this book to come out ever since rumors of it started to make their way through the birding community. How could a hawk ID book get any better than Liguori’s first book, Hawks from Every Angle we all asked… … Read More

Bird Book Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

Drew WeberBooks, Field Guide, ReviewsLeave a Comment

So maybe you are still looking for something to get that birder on your Christmas list. Well, lucky for you we have a couple suggestions because we care. Birds of Borneo: Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan by Susan Myers. This is a great looking field guide that was published in 2009 by Princeton University Press. According to the back cover, … Read More

Review: Birds of Europe (Second Edition)

Alex LamoreauxBooks, Field Guide, Identification, Reviews2 Comments

I recently received a review copy of Birds of Europe (Second Edition) from Princeton University Press Field Guides. Lars Svensson wrote the text and designed the maps for the book, and the illustrations and captions were done by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom. I have never been to Europe, but I reviewed the book as if I were planning on taking … Read More

Review: Parrots of the World

Drew WeberBooks, Field Guide, Reviews1 Comment

Parrots of the World

I recently received a review copy of Parrots of the World (Princeton Field Guides) by Joseph M. Forshaw and illustrated by Frank Knight from the Princeton University Press. The first thing that jumped out at me was the fantastic cover, showing some of the wide variation in plumage and color that this group exhibits. In the preface, Forshaw notes that … Read More