What is your Favorite Birding Book?
Way back in 2000 (when it was first published) I purchased National Audubon Society's The Sibley Guide to Birds because I felt my Peterson's Field Guide to Birds was a bit outdated (some of the "accidentals" in Peterson's were not listed as such in Sibley). Okay, so my Peterson's Guide was about 20 years old at the time, but I just loved the pictures in The Sibley Guide to Birds!
While Peterson's Guide is great to take along birding--light weight and easy to flip through--Sibley's is the guide that is used at home. We love it so much we have an upstairs copy (in the office) and a downstairs copy by the porch door (where we hang out watching the birds as time allows in the warmer weather).
A few days ago Patricia Feager posted some great photos that she took at a local park in Flower Mound Texas about Seagulls and Ducks. As I scrolled through her pictures, I thought "those are cool ducks--I wonder what they are." Patricia mentioned that she really would like to know what the ducks with the blue-ish bills were. So I grabbed my Sibley Guide and started looking. I found that they were American Wigeons--so I let her know and asked her to put her post in the Birds group. Well she was VERY appreciative (but didn't take my hint about the Birds group--even though I know she is a member).
Here are the next birds that I am hoping to see . . .
So what is YOUR favorite Birding Book?