Christmas Presents

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.

David Sibley posters of North American hummingbirds, backyard eastern US birds, backyard western US birds — more for my walls!

The Birder’s Year 2011 calendar by David Sibley

Sibley’s Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America (I have the Western guide just about memorized)

Birds of the West Indies by Norman Arlott

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.

The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came From, and How They Live by Colin Tudge

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

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