Book Corner: One Bird at a Time

We love birds. And we love books! So we bring you this continuing series of notes about books that have sparked our interest. All of the books have something to do with birds: they are about birds, birders, or bird conservation. We hope you find some good reads.


Noah Strycker reports on his quest to see half the world’s birds in one year (2015) in Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. For 365 days, he traveled across forty-one countries and all seven continents with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets. So, be prepared for a whirlwind tour of the world while birding. Interspersed between travel and birding stories are history lessons, covering big year birding, and stories about the many and varied local birders helping him on his way. Eventually, Noah spotted 6,042 species, an astonishing number for one person in one year.

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