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

The Thrill of the Trill: Capturing an Insect Symphony

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In the mornings, as I am zipping from point count to point count, I generally have the radio tuned to National Public Radio if I can get reception. A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised when I turned on the radio and out of the speakers buzzed the loud drone of the 17-year Cicada. Because I had just received … Read More