A young woman outside near a river holds a tripod and spotting scope and looks at the camera.

Mya-Rose Craig’s Search for Family Amid an Extraordinary Life of World Birding

By Nicholas Cannariato
August 15, 2023 — Birdgirl, a memoir by the 21-year-old birder and activist, is an affecting story of a daughter seeking her parents as they, together, seek birds.
Waterfowl on a pond seen through tall grass, the end of a gun visible in the foreground.

Two New Books By Unlikely Advocates Make the Conservation Case for Hunting

By Andy McGlashen
May 09, 2023 — A birder and a Brooklynite examine their opposition to hunting, give it a try, and—finding a deeper sense of stewardship—urge others to reconsider.
A flock of Sandhill Cranes fly in a line against a blue sky, the moon in the background.

‘Flight Paths’ Unfurls the Wondrous History of Migration Science

By Philip Kiefer
March 10, 2023 — A new book details how amateur birders and bird-loving scientists pieced together the true story of avian migration.

A New Book Explores Our Disdain for Pests

By Kharishar Kahfi
February 09, 2023 — Journalist Bethany Brookshire argues that the idea of a “pest” is more about humans’ view of unwanted animals than the critters themselves.

Ziggy Marley Is Here to Teach Kids About ‘Vulture Culture’

By Jason Gregg
April 26, 2022 — A new children’s book by the musician and his wife, Orly, aims to educate youth on the threats the birds face and the vital ecological role they play.

Master Falconer Rodney Stotts Extols the 'Healing Power of Wildlife'

By Erin Berger
February 09, 2022 — Stotts' new memoir details his unlikely journey to the ancient art. Now, his dream is to inspire more people like him to discover a love for raptors.

Jessica Hernandez on Why Western Environmentalism Won’t Save Us

By Erin Berger
January 24, 2022 — The Indigenous scientist's new book models a holistic approach to conservation that centers Indigenous worldviews.

5 New Climate Books to Empower Teens and Help Turn Anxiety into Action

By Lauren Leffer
December 15, 2021 — Climate change is happening—and it's scary. But these nonfiction reads prove people all over can come together for a brighter future.

This New Field Guide Aims to Change Your Mind About Pigeons

By Carlyn Kranking
October 26, 2021 — Cartoonist and author Rosemary Mosco shines a witty and compassionate spotlight on what she calls "the world's most misunderstood bird."

Eleven New Birdy and Nature-Themed Books for Kids

By Susan Cosier
October 01, 2021 — These picture books are sure to delight and inspire young readers.