Books

Unraveling the Mystery of the Caracara

— In "A Most Remarkable Creature," Jonathan Meiburg seeks to understand one of the world’s most peculiar birds.

A New Book Showcases the Beauty and Grit of New York City's Wildflowers

— Photographer Andrew Garn reveals, in stunning detail, the diverse flora that many city dwellers may overlook but birds can't do without.

Capturing the Whole History of Conservationism—for Better and Worse

— In her new book ‘Beloved Beasts,’ author Michelle Nijhuis chronicles a movement dedicated to the 'preservation of possibility.'
Elizabeth Kolbert at the ​American Museum of Natural His​tory in New York. Suzanne DeChillo/Th​e New York Times/Redux

Elizabeth Kolbert on How We're Trying to Change the Ways We've Changed Nature

— In 'Under a White Sky,' the acclaimed journalist explores a new frontier of human innovation: undoing the harm that we've already caused.

Seven Reading Recommendations From Audubon Editors

— Some of our favorite books—old and new—for birders and nature lovers to curl up with this holiday season

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

— 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'

— 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’

— An upcoming book gives voice to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, whose invisible labor fueled her husband John James Audubon's famous works.
Spread from the book Counting Birds by Heidi E.Y. Stemple. Illustrated: Clover Robin.

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.