[Tweeters] What bird book are you currently reading?

Michael Eaton meeato01 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 07:15:23 PDT 2020

Hi Tweeters,

I'm using the time at home to work on gaining some much needed
identification skills. I've got two books I've been pouring over lately.
The first is Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Approach to Identification by
Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson. It has amazing photos and lots of great
material to help sort out what kind of gull you are looking at. The second
is the Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in
Flight. While the book is made for the east coast, a lot of the species
come our way as well. I find it helpful to see the images of these birds in
flight. I'm using this guide to prepare for migration season. The book is
full of excellent photos of the birds in flight, plus great information
about what other species birds tend to migrate with and flight patterns to
look for to help with identification. I'd highly recommend both books.
Happy reading and birding everyone!


On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 6:55 AM Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,


> Since we are housebound, I thought it might be nice to inform each other

> what bird books we are currently reading. I'm about halfway through "The

> Search for the Pink Headed Duck" by Rory Nugent, in which the author

> describes his adventures in India searching for this species which hadn't

> been been sighted for several decades and was possibly extinct. It's

> actually more about his adventures than birds, but is still a fun read. It

> was originally published back in 1991 but was reissued in 2011

> (self-published, I believe).


> I'll work on a list of bird books to share that came out last year and

> thus far this year that I've acquired (mostly unread at this point) some

> time in the coming week. I find myself with less than 2 weeks to convert

> three courses into an online format (I teach Anthropology at a community

> college) and then master presenting them, so am going a bit batty.


> Good reading!


> Lonnie Somer

> Seattle (where we have always tended to keep wide social distances)

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