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Alphabet Bird Collection | Book Review

Alphabet Bird Collection acrylic painting by <a href=Shelli Ogilvy (2008)" /> by Grrlscientist 8 May 2013

Magpie. Image: acrylic painting by Shelli Ogilvy (2008). Summary: A delightful book for baby birders that is crammed with poetry, information and gorgeous paintings of birds! Oh yeah, it teaches the letters of the English alphabet, too. Do you wish to share your love of birds, art and books with (your) children? If so, then […]

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Pittas: The Jewel Hunter.

Thumbnail image for Pittas: The Jewel Hunter. by Gunnar 3 February 2012

Book review: The Jewel Hunter. Birdingblogs is doing far too few book reviews.  But then again, others make great reviews, so to keep our readers updated, another strategy could be to share exceptional reviews from others. I really like Donna Lynn Schulman’s review on 10000birds of  The Jewel Hunter (affilliate link) by Chris Goodie. Chris […]

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Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed [Book & Podcast Review]

Thumbnail image for Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed [Book & Podcast Review] by Grrlscientist 7 December 2011

Summary: GrrlScientist reviews a new book by Simon Barnes Birdwatching with your eyes closed accompanied with a free downloadable podcast. The book teaches you to open your ears to appreciate and recognize birdsounds. Eighty percent of bird watching is listening “Eighty percent of bird watching is listening”, I often told my university students whilst we squished through […]

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Book review: Reservoir Cats

Thumbnail image for Book review: Reservoir Cats by Gunnar 14 May 2011

They came, they saw, they sprayed – and then they fucked off. A dog would never do that. I should have written this review ages ago.  Or maybe Kenn should have written it, or Tom? It would have been great to have scooped all the other superblogs getting the first review out there and thus […]

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Review: Audubon Birds for Android

Thumbnail image for Review: Audubon Birds for Android by Gunnar 26 April 2011

Robert Mortenson of Birding is Fun gives Audubon Birds app for Android phones a raving review.

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Book review: Birds of Colombia – ProAves guide

Thumbnail image for Book review: Birds of Colombia – ProAves guide by Gunnar 23 March 2011

Field guide to the birds of Colombia Below follows a short review of  the newly published Birds of Colombia financed by the Colombian conservation NGO ProAves. It is in place to put forward some of ProAves virtues, in the aftermath of the rather long debate presented here on Birdingblogs regarding ProAves hasty description of  a […]

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Birdfinding guide to Australia

Thumbnail image for Birdfinding guide to Australia by Gunnar 14 March 2011

New birdfinding guide I got this article Simon Mustoe of Bird-O.com about the new birdfinding guide for Australia by  Richard Thomas and Sarah Thomas, with help of David Andrews and Alan McBride.  I have not yet been to Australia, but from what I can see this is a fantastic resourse to the continent where birds […]

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