bookshelves

all (2026)
« 1 3 »

cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
4.19
it was ok
Unfortunately, the author's voice comes out on the whiny side so I haven't finished it. Actually purchased this book because I thought it would be a h ...more
Sep 23, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
 
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
3.89
liked it
I would have given this a higher rating except that the topic of near extinction of yet another species due to human disruption of the environment rea ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
3.64
liked it
While I really liked this book I was almost undone by minutiae. As a backyard chicken owner (4 3-year old hens, and 2 1-month olds) I'm always interes ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Dec 29, 2014
 
Common Birds of Atlanta
4.33
really liked it
Well crap, I'll never be able to tell the difference between a house sparrow and a purple finch. But at least this book gives me an idea of what kinds ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
4.50
liked it
Not as useful an ID book as Sibley's guide to eastern birds.
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Downy Woodpecker: Wild Bird Guides
4.50
really liked it
Wondered where they spent the night--in holes of course!
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
How to Be a (Bad) Birdwatcher
3.89
it was amazing
Simon Barnes writes a column for Birds Magazine a publication of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The English do love their birds and Si ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond
3.95
it was amazing
So. If you have any interest in birds, read this. The author writes with humor and great knowledge of birds. Lots of pictures. Are you feeding too man ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg
3.88
really liked it
I love a good science book written for non-scientists. All aspects of the egg are touched upon: collecting through history, the development of scienti ...more
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 27, 2016
 
Snapper
3.24
liked it
Nancy Pearl recommneded.

Related short stories, odd. Present and past moments of protagonist's life. Overall enjoyed. Loved the writing.
Oct 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
A Year on the Wing: My Four Seasons with Birds on Land, Sea, and Sky
3.32
did not like it
Very poetic
very ethereal

No grit
Boring
Apr 16, 2012
Jul 08, 2010
 
The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology
4.31
None
not set
May 31, 2015
Rss infinite More books shelved as 'birds' »