Birders love books, and with so many options out there it’s nice to have some friends around to make suggestions, talk about what we like a lot, maybe what we don’t like quite as much, and celebrate the literary side of the birding lifestyle. That’s right, it’s time for another meeting of the Birding Book Club. This time, we’re setting birds aside and talking about our favorite books about nature other than birds. They’re the perfect supplements to your birding library. We’re joined once again by regular Birding Book Club member Donna Schulman, reviewer for the website 10,000 Birds, and joining us for the 1st time, our ABA Birding magazine Book and Media Review editor, Rebecca Minardi.

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Links to books discussed in this episode:

TREES & PLANTS
The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley. Knopf, 2009.

National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Trees of North America by Bruce Kershner, Daniel Mathews, Gil Nelson and Richard Spellenberg. Union Square & Co.(formerly Sterling Publishing), 2008.

National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America by David M. Brandenburg. Union Square & Co.(formerly Sterling Publishing), 2010.

Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat by Ellen Zachos. Storey Publishing, 2013.

INSECTS
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Kaufman Field Guides) by Eric R. Eaton & Kenn Kaufman, Harper Collins (formerly HMH), 2007

Insects of North America by John C. Abbott & Kendra K., PUP, 2023.

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs by Lynn Frierson Faust. University of Georgia Press, 2017.

INSECTS–LEPIDOPTERA
Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) by David Beadle & Seabrooke Leckie. HarperCollins (formerly HMH), 2012.

Peterson Field Guide To Moths Of Southeastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) by Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. HarperCollins (formerly HMH), 2018.

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America by Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman. HarperCollins (orig HMH), 2006.

A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America, 2nd ed. by Jeffrey Glassberg, PUP, 2017.

INSECTS–ODONATA
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) by Dennis Paulson. Princeton University Press, 2011.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast by Giff Beaton. Univ. of Georgia Press, 2007.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West (Princeton Field Guides) by Dennis Paulson. Princeton University Press, 2009.

Damselflies of the Northeast : A Guide to the Species of Eastern Canada & the Northeastern United States by Ed Lam, Biodiversity Bks, 2004, out-of-print.

CETACEANS & OCEAN LIFE
Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast, by Steve N. G. Howell & Brian L. Sullivan. PUP, 2015.

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast, by Steve N. G. Howell & Brian L. Sullivan. PUP, 2015

Handbook of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World by Mark Carwardine, illustrated by Martin Camm, PUP & Bloomsbury, 2020.

Field Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises by Mark Carwardine, illustrated by Martin Camm. Bloomsbury, 2022.

TRACKING & SCATTING
Scats and Tracks of the Northeast: A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species, by James C. Halfpenny & Jim Bruchac, illustrated by Todd Telander. Falcon, 2015.

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks (Peterson Field Guides), 2nd ed. by Olaus Johan Murie, 1998.

Additional:
All the Mammals of the World, Lynx, 2023, 799pp.

Habitats of the World: A Field Guide for Birders, Naturalists, and Ecologists, by Iain Campbell, Ken Behrens, Charley Hesse, & Phil Chaon. PUP, 2021.

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