Bird-watching is a quest for the remarkable, the beautiful, the incredible. It's the closest thing many of us can get to becoming Sherlock Holmes or Indiana Jones for a few hours.
We can't promise that Birding for the Curious will transform you into the Sherlock Holmes of bird-watchers. However, you will gain plenty of helpful knowledge and, hopefully, increased confidence in your powers of observation with this informative how-to guide for nature-lovers. From the simplest of first steps - "start listening for something, anything, that sounds 'birdy'" - to recommendations for choosing an identification field guide to advice on finding birds in the field, the easy-to-follow instructions outlined by veteran birder Nate Swick gently steer even the most novice of bird-watchers through this fascinating pastime. You'll even find tips on sketching birds, choosing a birdhouse for your yard, and making your own suet. Remarkable indeed! (KG)