Spring is in the air and, thankfully, so are our friends, the birds! Early in the morning the robins have been chattering in my neighborhood, patiently awaiting the trees to sprout some leaves. If you have a bird feeder or a bird bath nearby, attendance has most certainly skyrocketed. Their return inspires me to refresh my bird song recognition. The Library has some clever books to help with this process:
Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song 598.1594 BEL
Fun and interactive book that allows the reader to select songs by number and listen along.
Birdsong by the Seasons: A Year of Listening to Birds 598.1594 KRO
Includes 2 CDs of birdsongs
. . . or if you’re just in the mood for a good read featuring birds:
Sparrow: Poems by Carol Muske-Dukes
National Book Award Finalist
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession 598.07234 OBM
Humorous account of birdwatching to the extreme.
Robin illustration from The Graphics Fairy