Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species” as Want to Read:
Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This candid and humorous chronicle shows how one woman goes from casual observer to obsessive bird nerd as she traverses Louisiana's avian paradise. In Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, readers follow Marybeth Lima across her adopted state in search of 300 species of birds. Bisected by the Mississippi flyway and home to 400 miles of coast, Louisiana has a variety of habit ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 8th 2019 by LSU Press
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 Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Adventures of a Louisiana Birder

Community Reviews

Showing 1-38
Average rating 4.31  · 
Rating details
 ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species
Eleanor Canon
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books this year! I am not a birder but I have friends who are. I keep feeders at my house and a healthy portion of my retirement buys seed and feeder accoutrements. Marybeth’s enthusiasm for birding is infectious! Please read this book. It is about way more than birding including loving where you live, caring for people and place, and surviving trauma and loss. There’s humor and friendship and fangirling! It is a great read!
France Davis
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I originally bought this book because it's part of a sub-sub genre of birding books that I have always been fascinated by: the Big Year! That's when a person (or persons) attempts to see as many bird species as possible during a single year, and in a specific geographic locale, be it state, country, continent, or recently, the entire world. Anyway, I figured since I had spent a good part of my life in next-door Texas, and thus birded Louisiana a bit, this book would be of some interest. And, it ...more
Kerrie Highley
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, drama
I am a very part time birder and I really enjoyed this book. She describes the frustration of finding birds you want to see, as well as the excitement when you do! I also like the human and relationship aspect of the book that is about so much more than just finding birds. All of our lives are more than just one aspect and are more complicated than that. So much is woven together to make up our days and life. This book makes me want to do more birding than I have been recently. Thank you Marybet ...more
Adrienne
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It inspired me want to get better at birding and to go birding more often. Her personal stories really added to the narrative and made it even more enjoyable to read. My favorite part was the epilogue. It is so beautifully written and so touching that it made me cry. Really. I’m not always proud to be from this backward state, but this book helped to remind me of the reasons why I should be.
Kathy
rated it really liked it
Sep 21, 2019
Sarah
rated it really liked it
May 11, 2020
Jack
rated it it was ok
Jul 21, 2019
Brandy Luther
rated it it was amazing
May 05, 2020
Matthew
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2020
Laura
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2020
Cid Dillard
rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2020
Chris
rated it really liked it
Oct 22, 2019
Andrew J
rated it it was amazing
Dec 31, 2019
SueSue
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2020
Olga Ialanskaia
rated it really liked it
Aug 21, 2019
Sarah
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2019
Tammy Krueger
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2019
Joy
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2019
Pestozesto
marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2019
Mark Nenadov
marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2019
Tony Lee
marked it as to-read
May 20, 2019
Tami
marked it as to-read
May 20, 2019
Lauri
marked it as to-read
May 20, 2019
Carmine
marked it as to-read
May 30, 2019
Tristan
marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2019
Gwen
marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2019
Helen Rose Patterson
marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2019
Nita
marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2019
Kerry Cravens pickett
marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2019
Jessica
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2019
Janelle Zetty
marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2019
Sybil
added it
Sep 14, 2019
Kathie Lambert
marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2019
Karin Tuttle
marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2019
Nancy
marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2019
Devon
marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2019
Mel H
marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2019
Chene
marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Extinction Island 2
  • The Seven-Percent Solution (Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches #1)
  • The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.
  • Biloxi
  • Be a Survivor - Your Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment
  • The Book of Polly
  • The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology
  • Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
  • Hug Your Customers: STILL The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results
  • The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World
  • Fear the Dinosaur Smile
  • Magnetic Christianity: Using Your God-Given Gifts to Build the Kingdom
  • Legacy of Lies
  • Liopleurodon
  • The House of the Gods
  • Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17)
  • Dead Bait 4
  • One Dinosaur One Bullet
See similar books…

Related Articles

If you haven't heard of record-smashing singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, is there any hope for you? Who else has sold more than 200 million...
58 likes · 23 comments