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

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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, Dunn ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 21st 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Jason Crane
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent introduction to birding. It just needs an update that fully embraces the age of the internet.
Kerry
Apr 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Maryanne
Great introduction to how to become a birder. A lot of really good tips to save you time and money. For example how to bird, how to pick binoculars and were to bird. Really fully of down to earth information.
Andy
Apr 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Nina
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! Pete is a great guy and I loved being able to meet him and have him sign my book too!!
Billy
Oct 15, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
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Shelves: nature, birds
Great book that goes beyond your typical birding book. Very insightful, practical and interesting.
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