I believe that if I were to breakdown the elements of my bird education so far, it might go something like this: Observation of birds 50%, reading books 20%, Internet resources 10%, information from other birders 10%, videos & movies 10%. Education aside, I love watching birds. For me identification is important, but I just love watching birds.
I go all over now, but the truth be known, I am a devoted and fanatic backyard birder. These days, I am trying to coax my crows to come closer to my deck with peanuts. Meanwhile, I have an adorable Carolina wren that can hammer with delight one-half-peanut into pieces for a treat. He loves ’em and comes right up to me to get his peanut.
I like to read and watch movies, and I have discovered some really great bird books and movies. I am still expanding my lists, but here are ones that I recommend in the order in which I read or viewed them. My apologies if left out your favorite book or movie that should be listed. If so, please email me your suggestions or just leave a comment here.
These links provided below are almost all Amazon simply because I do most of my shopping on Amazon. Obviously most all of the items below are available on other sites and in regular stores, too
I am a big fan of Pete Dunne; most of the above books are his. He is a terrific writer, and we go birding together from time to time.
Here are some other of my favorite movies:
Please send me your recommendations for books and movies!