Getting to Know the Birds Around You, Coast to Coast
This colorful guide introduces beginning birders of all ages to the wonders of the avian world. With profiles of 30 North American birds detailing their color, size, habitat, and calls, you’ll quickly learn to identify the birds in your neighborhood. Additional sections on bird anatomy and behavior, ideas for keeping a bird-watching journal, instructions for building a nesting box, and tips for where to find specific species will have you exploring all the joys of birding in no time.
Recommended by the publisher for ages 8-12 years. We at nest find that this could be suitable as a guide for the whole family, with some information to share with children 8 years and up, but also plenty of information for older children and adults alike. Birdwatching is an activity that can calm nerves, soothe the soul, and clear the mind - for humans of all ages!
Softcover, 128 pages.
“…a beautifully illustrated and informative beginners guide to backyard bird watching, appropriate for both school children and adults.” –ForeWord
“…an informed and informative book that the entire family can enjoy.” –Bookwatch
“Easy to use, loaded with digestible information and full of spectacular photography.” –San Diego Union Tribune
“Choiniere…and Golding have put heart and soul into this beautifully conceived and produced guide.” –San Diego Union Tribune
“…not only a helpful field guide, but also includes read-aloud fast facts…” –Star Tribune
“…a delightful beginner's guide to backyard bird watching.” –Rural Heritage
“…lively, easy to understand language…” – Science News
“This book is an attractive tool for an adult teaching a child about nature in general and birding in particular.” – Science News