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Check out these books by our podcast contributors!

The New Birder's Guide

The New Birder's Guide

by Bill Thompson, III

This new book for beginners portrays 300 of the most common birds in the U.S. and Canada. It includes easy-to-understand drawings and maps, great ID basics, and much more! Learn more »

A Life Gone to the Birds

A Life Gone to the Birds

by Al Batt

Audiences around the globe have fallen in love with Al's nature stories through his newspaper columns, radio shows, and magazine articles. A Life Gone to the Birds brings together the best of those stories in a delightful collection. Learn more »

Bird Homes & Habitats

Bird Homes & Habitats

by Bill Thompson, III

Learn how to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young. Learn more »

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

by Bill Thompson, III and Connie Toops

Get expert tips on how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your backyard—and how to identify them once they've arrived. Learn more »

Identifying and Feeding Birds

Identifying and Feeding Birds

by Bill Thompson, III

This readable, friendly guide is intended for bird watchers and non-bird watchers alike—for anyone who wants to enjoy nature right in his or her own backyard. Learn more »

The Young Birder's Guide

The Young Birder's Guide

by Bill Thompson, III

This lively guide is an invitation to kids to get outside and look at birds. Unlike field guides for adults, which can be overwhelming, this one provides just the right amount of information to be useful and fun! Learn more »

Letters From Eden

Letters From Eden

by Julie Zickefoose

Writer and nature artist Julie Zickefoose finds herself most at home at home. Delve into these often-poignant, beautifully illustrated essays. Learn more »

Letters From Eden

The Bluebird Effect

by Julie Zickefoose

Writer and nature artist Julie Zickefoose writes about the change that's set in motion by one single act, such as saving an injured bluebird—or a hummingbird, swift, or phoebe. Learn more »

Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding

by Julie Zickefoose

Whether you’re looking to create a hummingbird garden, install a water feature, or simply let a corner of your property run wild, you'll find all of the inspiration and information you need here! Learn more »