|Subtitle||The Art and Adventure of Birding|
|My Copy||library copy|
|First Read||May 27, 2021|
How to Know the Birds
This is a charming collection of essays about birdwatching, geared towards actually instructing a beginning birder. Each topic is centered around a single bird, and there are nice drawings with each. I was sold right away because the first is called 'Spark Bird', explaining that birders can point to specific species and say 'that's the one that made me want to learn more about birds.' The illustration and details are about the Cedar Waxwing, which is for reals MY spark bird.
Noted on June 11, 2021
Better than quoting it: here's a spread to get the full picture:
Quoted on June 11, 2021