Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Review: 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know

A New Book Review. I had the pleasure of seeing Sharon "Birdchick" Stiteler at the Connecticut Ornithological Association's Annual Meeting (http://www.ctbirding.org/) this past March.  While she spoke only briefly about her book, the publication date was forthcoming, she did talk about lessons and adventures she's had from birding.  Lessons and adventures as far and away as Kazakhstan and as nearby as her home-base of the Twin Cities Metro Area. Stiteler embodies an enthusiasm in her speech about birding and nature that is quite infectious.  It makes her an excellent speaker and ambassador for the birding and natural world.

Her latest effort is 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know.  This work is definitely well geared towards the seasoned veteran and the beginner.  Funny stories, anecdotes, and useful trivia (is there such a thing) make the heart of this book one that occupies a very useful space on my bookshelf.  It is one that I will definitely be using again and again as I try to figure out some birding mysteries and occurrences.   For the Novice Birder, this is a must read!  The different tips and pointers are essential to helping you figure birds out and where are the places to be!  I know I will be using the book as a guide to my future birding endeavors!

In the end, Stiteler has put together a nice read about the in's and out's of birding.  One that informs, makes you laugh, and pushes you to the next level of birding.  Enjoy the read!

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(C) Sharon "Birdchick" Stiteler and Perseus Book Group

The Next Book Review is the Nature Principle by Richard Louv

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