Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Looking for...

...an easy to use field guide that will help us identify and learn about the birds in our area. We have one already; The Birds of Texas, but it is kind of hard to use. This little guy showed up on our fence today:
How can I find out what kind of bird this is? He never turned around so this is the best shot I could get. We would like to do a little more nature studying, but how to get started? Any suggestions?


  1. My in-laws are big birders. That means they spend lots of time looking at birds, plan their vacations around birding, and wake up at obscene hours just to see a certain bird. For Christmas, they bought my daughters (5 1/2 and 4 1/2) the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, Eastern Region by Donald and Lillian Stokes. They also gave them some intermediate binoculars. If they bought it, they must know it is good, for they take this birding business seriously. Good luck!

  2. Thank you for the suggestion! I will see if my library has that one. I wouldn't think Texas would be considered "Eastern Region".


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