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Bird enthustiasts recommend their favorite bird books

At our first-ever Unconvention in November, we included an open-mic session in which attendees could recommend their favorite bird books.  Here are their recommendations   - just in time for holiday giving! 

Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder by Julia Zarankin

Sibley Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds by John Muir Laws

The Birdman of Koshkonong: The Life of the Naturalist Thure Kumlien by Martha Bergland

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A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All by Luke Dempsey

Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder by Kenn Kaufman

Birding Babylon: A Soldier’s Journey from Iraq, by Jonathan Trouern-Trend

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year by Lynn E. Barber

Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich

American Ornithology by Alexander Wilson

Woman, Watching: Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay by Merilyn Simonds