A photo-filled trove of 108 tips for seeing more birds in the USA wherever you look, from crowd favourites (hummingbirds, owls, eagles) to species you've never spotted before.
What's the one thing everyone wants to know about birds? How to find them! Every day on social media, we see unbelievable photos – from majestic hawks to woodpeckers with impressive carpentry skills to brilliantly coloured wood warblers feasting on wiggling caterpillars. You may wonder: Where are these birds? Will I ever be able to see a bald eagle in the wild? We think we must either have incredible luck or travel far and wide on special guided excursions to ever witness such things. Enter 108 Ways to Find More Birds, the ultimate bird-spotting tool, packed with tips and tricks for finding birds anywhere. You'll not only discover more birds, but you'll also experience their fascinating behaviours and drama for a lifetime.
Chapter 1. Bird-finding basics
Chapter 2. Finding birds through tech support (Twitter, Instagram, eBird, apps)
Chapter 3. Finding birds by the clues they leave (eggs, feathers, tracks, drill holes, tree cavities, depressions in sand/dirt, poop)
Chapter 4. Finding birds while doing something else (shopping, driving, visiting friends, traveling)
Chapter 5. Finding birds acting crazy (courtship, mating, defense, raising young)
Chapter 6. Finding the birds you've always wanted to see (hummingbirds, owls, peregrine falcons, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, baby birds, etc.)
Chapter 7. Finding some awesome birds you might not have heard of (warblers, vireos, flycatchers, storks, spoonbills)
Chapter 8. Finding birds at their favorite "restaurants" (habitats such as dumps, landfills, playgrounds, airports)
Chapter 9. Finding birds through the community
Chapter 10. More ways to find birds
Chapter 11. Advanced bird-finding
Heather Wolf's love of birds was sparked while living on Florida's Gulf Coast, where she participated in the Florida Master Naturalist program and led walks for the Florida Trail Association. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works as a web developer for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and its eBird project. Her blog, brooklynbridgebirds.com, documents the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she has recorded over 30,000 bird sightings of more than 130 species. A woman of many passions, Heather has taught thousands of people to juggle and won the 2015 NYC Intel IoT (Internet of Things) Hackathon for her design of a "smart" juggling ball. She is the author of Birding at the Bridge and 103 Ways to Find Birds.