Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding” as Want to Read:
Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Pete Dunne has taught birding to beginners for years, but he has never found the right book to help them get started. Now the popular birding author identifies the skills and tools available to people with any amount of interest,great or small,in bird watching. Beginning with backyard birding and moving through a quick but comprehensive survey of tools of the trade, Dunne...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 21st 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Pete Dunne on Bird Watching, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Pete Dunne on Bird Watching

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 65)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Bookwyrmgyrl
Mar 04, 2014 Bookwyrmgyrl added it
Shelves: birds, nature
Great book that goes beyond your typical birding book. Very insightful, practical and interesting.
Kerry
Oct 18, 2011 Kerry rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning birders
A really great guide for beginner birders. I wouldn't say it's a replacement for Birding for Beginners, necessarily -- I'm glad I read both -- but this one covers things in a little more detail.

Also, Pete Dunne is from New Jersey, and is currently the president (or something) of the Cape May Bird Observatory, so most of his chapter-beginning anecdotes take place in New Jersey, which is neat. For me.
David R.
Lots of good, practical advice. My only complaint is that Dunne sometimes takes on airs when talking about less skilled birders or bird enthusiasts. But this one is a definite recommend for the serious birder.
Andy
Apr 24, 2008 Andy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning birders, nature lovers.
Absolutely great introduction to bird watching. Not only gives advice on the hows, but also talks about the whys, illustrated by charming anecdotes from the author's life as a birder.
Billy
Nov 07, 2008 Billy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beginning birders
Shelves: birds
A good simple overview of the birding world in terms of picking binoculars, birding magazines, field guides, etc.

Recommended for the beginning birder.
Nina
Awesome! Pete is a great guy and I loved being able to meet him and have him sign my book too!!
Michael Press
Michael Press marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2014
Joe
Joe is currently reading it
Jul 27, 2014
Russell Hayes
Russell Hayes is currently reading it
May 20, 2014
Gwen
Gwen marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2014
Justine Mcconnell
Justine Mcconnell marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2014
Collette Lauzau
Collette Lauzau marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2013
Jeanette
Jeanette is currently reading it
Oct 02, 2013
Cat
Cat added it
Aug 05, 2014
Pablo J.
Pablo J. marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2013
Lara
Lara added it
Feb 27, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Hawks in Flight: The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors The Feather Quest Tales of a Low-Rent Birder Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season's Edge

Share This Book