Reviews: Birding Books and Products

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Field Guides & Reference Books:
The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and Conservation by Mike Unwin
Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer & Build by Peter Goodfellow
Bird Language with Jon Young - review by Eddie Callaway
Birds of Europe - Second Edition by Lars Svensson
Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific - by Ber Van Perlo
Birds of the Middle East - Second Edition by Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall
The Birds of New Jersey - William J. Boyle, Jr.
Birds of Western North America: A Photographic Guide by Paul Sterry & Brian E. Small
Birds of the West Indies by Norman Arlott
The Crossley ID Guide by Richard Crossley
The Encyclopedia of North American Birds by Michael Vanner
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Simpson & Day
A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil by Ber van Perlo
Field Guide to the Birds of North America - 6th Edition - National Geographic
Field Guide to the Birds of North America - 4th Edition - National Geographic
Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States - National Audubon Society
Hawks at a Distance - by Jerry Liguori
Hawks in Flight - 2nd Edition - by Dunne, Sibley, & Sutton
Hummingbirds & Butterflies by Bill Thompson III & Connie Toops
Identifying and Feeding Birds - Bill Thompson III
Kaufman Guide to Advanced Birding - Kenn Kaufman
Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird and Owlet-nightjars of the World by Nigel Cleere
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
Range Map Comparisons
Shorebirds of North America: The Photographic Guide by Dennis Paulson
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by David Allen Sibley
The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley
Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide  by David Beadle & James Rising
The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Donald & Lillian Stokes

Audubon Park Wild Bird Seed
The Humm - recyclable hummingbird feeder
NePo Suet
Wingdale Hanging Bird Feeder by Yard Envy

Birding Apps:
Birding Apps revisited - quick reviews of several apps
Digital Birding Field Guide App Study
Audubon Birds for Android
Audubon Birds for iPad - now with Find Birds with eBird
Audubon Guides: The Ultimate Nature Series
Bird Codes by Nemesis Code
Birdseye iPhone app - review by Jim Lyons
Birdseye - BirdLog
iBird Pro HD for iPad - review by Jim Lyons
National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America
NatureTap for iPad
Peterson Birds of North America for iPhone and iPad - review by Scott Tuthill
Sibley eGuide to Birds for Android
Smartphone Birding Apps - for iPhone - iBird, National Geographic - review by Jim Lyons
Wild About Birds from Wildtones

Arctic Autumn by Pete Dunne
B is for Bufflehead by Steve Hutchcraft
Backyard Birds - Looking Through the Glass by Glen Apseloff
The Big Year by Mark Obmascik
Bird Watcher's Bible edited by Jonathan Alderfer (National Geographic)
Birding for Everyone by John C. Robinson
City of Ravens by Boria Sax
Dead Owls Flying by Idaho's own Dr. Leon Powers
Falcon Finale by Jan Dunlap
Good Birders Don't Wear White edited by Lisa White
How to Be a Better Birder by Derek Lovitch - review by Ken Schneider
The Idaho Bird Guide: what, where, when by Dan Svingen and Kas Dumroese
Idaho for the Curious: a guide by Cort Conley
Identifying and Feeding Birds by Bill Thompson III
Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman
The Kirtland's Warbler by William Rapai
The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds by John Muir Laws
A Murder of Crows by Jan Dunlap
The Search for the Pink-headed Duck by Rory Nugent
To See Every Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel
A Year on the Wing by Tim Dee

Hot Deals from Eagle Optics Optics:
Barska - Tacoma Binoculars
Celestron Ultima 80 Spotting Scope
Denali Spotting Scope - Eagle Optics
Eagle Optics
Eagle Optics Ranger SRT & ED
Leupold Yosemite 8 x 30
ProMaster Spotting Scope
Swarovski ATX 85mm
Swarovski CL Companion
Swarovski EL 42 Swarovision
Swarovski EL Swarovision 12x50 Binocular
Vortex Viper 15-45x65 Angled Spotting Scope
Vortex Viper HD Spotting Scope - review by Kathie Brown
Binocular Recommendations - General

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Midwest Birding Symposium - several posts - search "Midwest Birding" on this blog

Bird Watcher's Digest
Birder's World
Hummingbirds - Popular Birding Series

Other Gear or Birding Tools:
birdJam - a review
birdJam - a discussion more than a review
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer
eBird: Species Maps
Field & Stream Hip Pack
iMainGo2 Portable Speaker
The Link - binocular harness review by Kimberly Kaufman
PhoneSkope - digiscoping adapter for smartphones
Sportsman's Warehouse Vest
Vibram KSO Fivefingers Barefoot Shoes from
Vortex Pro GT Tripod Kit

Birding Adventures
Epic Journeys
Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (Nature - PBS)
The Big Year (movie)

All About Birds - website by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Birdchick Blog & Podcasts
Birding News
Cornell Lab of Ornithology's YouTube Channel
This Birding Life - podcast by Bill Thompson III