Belated Merry Christmas! I received some wonderful presents this year, most of them connected to birds and birding because my parents know what I like. My mom did a lot of her shopping on Amazon.ca and Chapters.ca from Nevis; she helped me with the links below. If you’re not in Canada, you should be able to find almost everything at Amazon.com, too.
My favorite present this year was a signed print of Long-Eared Owls by Diana Sudyka. I read Ms. Sudyka’s blog, The Tiny Aviary, and so does my mother; my mother ordered the print while we were still on Nevis, too. As soon as we can, we are going to get a frame so I can hang the print in my room.
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition by Tim Fitzharris
I liked the pocket-size folding guide Alberta Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species that my mother bought me before we left for Nevis so much that she bought me the Alberta version, Alberta Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species by James Kavanagh. These are just laminated folders, with not a lot of information but good pictures of the most common birds and good for sticking in a backpack or big pocket or keeping in your vehicle.
Bald Coot And Screaming Loon by Niall Edworthy. I have already started reading this and it’s lots of fun.
Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder by Kenn Kaufman. My mother knew that I know about Mr. Kaufman from Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds radio show and thought I would enjoy his book.
Living On The Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul