Books

Why Nature Writer Helen Macdonald Says We Need to Embrace the Apocalypse

Why Nature Writer Helen Macdonald Says We Need to Embrace the Apocalypse

— In "Vesper Flights," a timely collection of essays, the bestselling author remains in awe of the natural world, and finds hope amid catastrophe.
Searching for Elusive Blakiston's Fish Owls in the Ancient Forests of Primorye

Searching for Elusive Blakiston's Fish Owls in the Ancient Forests of Primorye

— Jonathan Slaght ventures into far-east Russia to locate the enormous raptors in this excerpt from his new book 'Owls of the Eastern Ice.'
Read an Excerpt From David Sibley's New Book 'What It’s Like to Be a Bird'

Read an Excerpt From David Sibley's New Book 'What It’s Like to Be a Bird'

— In his latest offering, the renowned avian expert explores birds’ remarkable adaptations and abilities, and how their experiences are far richer and more complex than even he realized.
The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

— An upcoming book gives voice to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, whose invisible labor fueled her husband John James Audubon's famous works.
Ten Birdy Children's Books to Read With Your Fledglings

Ten Birdy Children's Books to Read With Your Fledglings

— Celebrate back-to-school season with these avian-inspired tales, from the joy of the Christmas Bird Count to the story of a wind-blown Whimbrel.
A Sassy Crow Narrates the Zombie Apocalypse in New Novel

A Sassy Crow Narrates the Zombie Apocalypse in New Novel

— “Hollow Kingdom” is Kira Jane Buxton’s love letter to crows featuring junk food, drooling dogs, and the end of humanity.
This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

— A mysterious bird drives the action in Adrienne Kisner's new novel about standing up for what you hold dear.
A New Book Encourages Birding for Mental Well-Being

A New Book Encourages Birding for Mental Well-Being

— Blogger and teacher Joe Harkness reflects on what prompted him to write “Bird Therapy.”
Kenn Kaufman's Backyard Is One of the Best Spots to Witness Spring Migration

Kenn Kaufman's Backyard Is One of the Best Spots to Witness Spring Migration

— The legendary birder's latest book is a love letter to Ohio and migratory wonders. Read an excerpt here.
Win a Copy of Kenn Kaufman's New Book, ‘A Season on the Wind’

Win a Copy of Kenn Kaufman's New Book, ‘A Season on the Wind’

— The storied writer and birder chronicles the wonders of migration in a weaving tome.