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Non-Field Guide Book Recommendations (1 Viewer)


Tyler Wenzel
Costa Rica
Thought it would be nice to get some recommendations for books about birds that aren't field guides. A few I've read that I recommend:

  • A World on the Wing - great information about bird migrations
  • The Feathery Tribe - a biography of Robert Ridgway that also gives a good overview of how ornithology developed in the western hemisphere
  • Sibley's Birding Basics - helpful even for experienced birders at understanding topics like molt and for beginning birders covers a great number of helpful topics
  • The New Neotropical Companion - helpful overview of neotropical ecology in general with many points specific to birds, although I did catch a handful of factual errors.

On my to-read list:

Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration

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