Books

Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

— The Urban Birder gives us the scoop on the budding movement and all the unlikely places you should be looking for birds in.
On Emu Pies, Riot Birds, and Roughing the Australian Outback

On Emu Pies, Riot Birds, and Roughing the Australian Outback

— In her intimate new book “How to Be a Good Creature,” Sy Montgomery finds the confluence between humanity and wildness.
A World Without Beavers Is a World Without Wildlife We Love

A World Without Beavers Is a World Without Wildlife We Love

— The buck-toothed mammals are the best ecosystem engineers nature has to offer. Ben Goldfarb's exhaustive new book explains why.
Seven Birdy Books for Kids (and the Kid Inside of You)

Seven Birdy Books for Kids (and the Kid Inside of You)

— Summer is prime time to share the thrills of outdoor exploration with young ones.
What a Fateful Expedition to Alaska 100 Years Ago Can Teach Us Today

What a Fateful Expedition to Alaska 100 Years Ago Can Teach Us Today

— In his new book "Tip of the Iceberg," Mark Adams explores glaciers, climate change, and a defining moment for turn-of-the-century conservation.
What It's Like to Hold a Baby Penguin

What It's Like to Hold a Baby Penguin

— Discover the adorable details in this excerpt from “Penguins in the Desert.”
Win a Copy of the Murder Mystery, "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds"

Win a Copy of the Murder Mystery, "A Shimmer of Hummingbirds"

— In the newly released book, detective Domenic Jejeune goes on an exotic birding trip to hunt down his brother's killer.
Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science

Why I Use Comics to Share My Love of Birds and Science

— Rosemary Mosco, creator of the comic “Bird and Moon,” on how humor, animals, and cartoons are a natural fit.
On the Hunt for Hundreds of Rare Birds Stolen From a Museum

On the Hunt for Hundreds of Rare Birds Stolen From a Museum

— Writer Kirk Johnson accidentally becomes part of the search for the pilfered specimens in this excerpt from the “The Feather Thief."
After 96 Years, Betty Reid Soskin Is Still As Fierce As Ever

After 96 Years, Betty Reid Soskin Is Still As Fierce As Ever

— In her new memoir, 'Sign My Name to Freedom,' the activist, pioneer, and National Park Service ranger reflects on the many lives she’s lived.