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Collection spotlight


Bird Nerds Unite!

Nearly one in six Americans is
a passionate bird-lover. Maybe it's time
to check out this grand (and rapidly
growing) national obsession.


The National Geographic Guide to Birding in North America

Learn core elements of birding and methods for observing birds in the field.


Fledgling Tracts: Why Didn't Someone Just Tell Me That?

Take a tip (or 2, or 3, or 4) from an experienced birder.


A Beginner's Guide to Birdspeak

In order to become a good birder, learning field marks is a must.


I Am a Birder

Help your young birder get started with these activities and recommended tools.

Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the world by Noah Strycker
Nests, Eggs, Birds: An Illustrated Aviary by Kelsey Oseid.
100 Birds to See in Your Lifetime: The Ultimate Wish-list for Birders Everywhere by David Chandler
Stan Tekiela's birding for beginners. Midwest: Your Guide to Feeders, Food and the Most Common Backyard Birds by Stan Tekiela.
Bird guide of North America: the best birding book for kids from a National Geographic bird expert by Jonathan Alderfer.