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Nest Nest (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.98 — 6,377 ratings — published 2014
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After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as bird-watching)
avg rating 4.50 — 6,737 ratings — published 2017
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Sadie's Story Sadie's Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.52 — 201 ratings — published 2015
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Plume Plume (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.11 — 552 ratings — published
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Birds Birds (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.97 — 2,726 ratings — published 2009
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Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1) Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
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avg rating 3.68 — 15,102 ratings — published 1951
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Sibley's Birding Basics Sibley's Birding Basics (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.17 — 750 ratings — published 2002
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King of the Sky King of the Sky (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.74 — 352 ratings — published 2017
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Guide to Troubled Birds Guide to Troubled Birds (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.29 — 1,260 ratings — published 2012
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Perfect Perfect (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.54 — 91 ratings — published
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Hooray for Birds! Hooray for Birds! (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.95 — 592 ratings — published 2017
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Birds Make Nests Birds Make Nests (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.89 — 134 ratings — published
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Sweep Up the Sun Sweep Up the Sun (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.92 — 384 ratings — published 2015
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Ideas Are All Around Ideas Are All Around (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.65 — 1,980 ratings — published 2016
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The Lie Tree The Lie Tree (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.85 — 40,761 ratings — published 2015
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Wake Up Missing Wake Up Missing (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.91 — 3,296 ratings — published 2013
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The Killing Woods The Killing Woods (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.46 — 7,378 ratings — published 2013
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Those Darn Squirrels! Those Darn Squirrels! (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,882 ratings — published 2008
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Nest Nest (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.90 — 828 ratings — published 2014
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The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen, #1) The Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen, #1)
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avg rating 3.83 — 9,812 ratings — published 2014
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The Tanglewoods' Secret The Tanglewoods' Secret (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 1,579 ratings — published 1977
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A Bird in the Hand (George & Molly Palmer-Jones, #1) A Bird in the Hand (George & Molly Palmer-Jones, #1)
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avg rating 3.09 — 677 ratings — published 1986
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Bring on the Birds Bring on the Birds (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.75 — 257 ratings — published 2011
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Half a Chance Half a Chance (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.99 — 9,344 ratings — published 2014
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Ship of Souls Ship of Souls (Paperback)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.31 — 414 ratings — published 2012
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Silhouette of a Sparrow Silhouette of a Sparrow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.73 — 6,699 ratings — published 2012
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Bird Bird (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 4.32 — 1,057 ratings — published 2008
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The Birdwatchers The Birdwatchers (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.75 — 191 ratings — published 2002
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Listening for Lions Listening for Lions (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.03 — 5,635 ratings — published 2005
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Shutdown (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22.75) Shutdown (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22.75)
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avg rating 3.63 — 5,682 ratings — published 2013
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Protecting Kayden Protecting Kayden (ebook)
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avg rating 3.58 — 253 ratings — published 2012
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The Big Woods Orchestra The Big Woods Orchestra (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.61 — 100 ratings — published 2010
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Birdsong Birdsong (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.81 — 88 ratings — published 1995
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Bateman's Backyard Birds Bateman's Backyard Birds (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.47 — 26 ratings — published 2005
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Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1 time as bird-watching)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,099 ratings — published 2014
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Birdsongs Birdsongs (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.87 — 346 ratings — published 2007
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Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard GrimmettThe Book of Indian Birds by Sálim AliPocket Guide To The Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent by Richard GrimmettCollins Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Ben F. KingGrey Hornbills at Dusk by Bulbul Sharma
Indian Birds
31 books — 3 voters
Crow Country by Mark CockerCollins Bird Guide by Killian MullarneyBook Of British Birds by Reader's Digest AssociationRSPB Pocket Birds by Jonathan ElphickRSPB Handbook of British Birds by Peter Holden
British Birds
24 books — 10 voters

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Edwin O'Connor
“Yes," Charlie was saying now, "I get up nice and early before the sun and do the little things that need doin' around the house. And then what d'ye think I do, Father? You'd never guess. Not in a million years you wouldn't. I'll tell you what I do: I go out in the yard and have a grand look at all the birds. Ain't birds lovely, Father?"
This was the softer side of Charlie: rarely visible, like the other side of the moon. I said, "Are you a bird watcher, then, Mr. Carmody? That's something I wouldn't have guessed."
"Ah well, I ain't a loony about it, Father. I don't go crawlin' around on my belly through the wet grass lookin' for the golden-headed hoohoo. That's nut stuff. But the fact of the matter is that nothin' makes me feel better than comin' down and findin' the whole place littered with birds, all kinds, singin' and chirpin' away all around me. I tell you, Father, there's days I might be St. Francis himself!"
I said, "Aha." It was a pale acknowledgment, unworthy of such an announcement, but the truth is that I had nothing better to offer. Thirty years as a priest and still unable to make the appropriate small talk with the living duplicates of the sanctified! Who, by the way, are more numerous than you might imagine. With Charlie, however, it seemed safe enough to stick to the birds, and so I said, "I suppose they come around because you're good to them; you probably put out a little seed for them every once in a while."
There was a pause.
"Ah well," he said slowly. "I don't exactly do that now, Father. No no. I'm a great man for the birds, none greater, but the way I do is this: they can damn well feed themselves. And they do! I'm here to tell you they do. On my grass seed." The old voice had suddenly become louder; there was a new note, unmistakably grim. "Grass seed is sellin' for two dollars the pound," he said, "and every robin on the place is gettin' big as a hen. Oh, I tell you, Father, a man has to look sharp or they'll eat him out of house and home. What I do, sometimes, is I sit around waitin' for them with a few little stones in my pocket." A dusty reminiscent chuckle come over the telephone. "I pegged one at this big black devil of a starlin' the other day," St. Francis said gleefully, "and damn near took his head off. Well, well, we mustn't complain, Father. That's the way life goes.”
Edwin O'Connor, The Edge of Sadness

Tracy Guzeman
“She'd loved birds long before her physical limitations kept her grounded. She'd found a birding diary of her grandmother's in a trunk in the attic when she was Frankie's age, and when she asked her father about it, he dug through boxes on a shelf high above her head, handing down a small pair of binoculars and some field guides.
She'd seen her first prothonotary warbler when she was nine, sitting alone on a tupelo stump in the forest, swatting at mosquitoes targeting the pale skin behind her ears. She glanced up from the book she was reading only to be startled by an unexpected flash of yellow. Holding her breath, she fished for the journal she kept in her pocket, focusing on the spot in the willow where he might be. A breeze stirred the branches, and she saw the brilliant yellow head and underparts standing out like petals of a sunflower against the backdrop of leaves; the under tail, a stark white. His beak was long, pointed and black; his shoulders a mossy green, a blend of the citron yellow of his head and the flat slate of his feathers. He had a black dot of an eye, a bead of jet set in a field of sun. Never had there been anything so perfect. When she blinked he disappeared, the only evidence of his presence a gentle sway of the branch. It was a sort of magic, unveiled to her. He had been hers, even if only for a few seconds.
With a stub of pencil- 'always a pencil,' her grandmother had written. 'You can write with a pencil even in the rain'- she noted the date and time, the place and the weather. She made a rough sketch, using shorthand for her notes about the bird's coloring, then raced back to the house, raspberry canes and brambles speckling bloody trails across her legs. In the field guide in the top drawer of her desk, she found him again: prothonotary warbler, 'prothonotary' for the clerks in the Roman Catholic Church who wore robes of a bright yellow. It made absolute sense to her that something so beautiful would be associated with God.
After that she spent countless days tromping through the woods, toting the drab knapsack filled with packages of partially crushed saltines, the bottles of juice, the bruised apples and half-melted candy bars, her miniature binoculars slung across one shoulder. She taught herself how to be patient, how to master the boredom that often accompanied careful observation. She taught herself how to look for what didn't want to be seen.”
Tracy Guzeman, The Gravity of Birds

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