An excellent way to get outdoors and appreciate nature.
Left: What It’s Like to Be a Bird: David Sibley’s exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. The book covers more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults it’s nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children. Hardcover $24.29 or Kindle
Right: The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany by Graeme Gibson: From the Aztec plumed serpent to the Christian dove to Plato’s vision of the human soul growing wings, religion and philosophy use birds to represent our aspirational selves. Winged creatures appear in mythology and folk tales, and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid, Thoreau, and T. S. Eliot. They’ve been omens, allegories, and guides; they’ve been worshipped, eaten, and feared. Birds figure tellingly in the work of such nature writers as Gilbert White and Peter Matthiessen, and are synonymous with the science of Darwin. Hardcover $25.13
Birdhouses for Terrace or Backyard
Top: Glitzhome 10.2″ H Hanging Bird House: Distressed wood. 6.3″L x4.33″W x10.24″H. The top of the birdhouse has a ring for hanging. $18.99
Bird Feeders clockwise
National Audubon Society Plastic Hopper Bird Feeder: Holds approximately 2.5- lb. of seed, best used with standard seed mixes or black oil sunflower seed. urn handle to lift out, scoop and fill and then replace and turn handle to lock in place. $23.73
12 Power Rubberized Binocular and Large 50mm Lenses and Tripod Socket : 50mm objective lenses . Fully coated optics . Water resistant . Linear field of view-275′ @ 1000yds . Fold down rubber eye guards . Full range center focus. Forward facing binocular tripod socket. Carrying case, neck strap and lens cloth included. $100.00
Avalon 8×32 MINI HD Binoculars: Closest Focus 9.9’.Fild of view 1000 yards. Size 4.6” x 4.2” Waterproof. Fog proof. Also black. Sale $179.00
Avalon 10×42 PRO HD Binoculars: Closest focus 9.8’, Field of view 1000 yards. Angle 5.4 degrees. 5.6” x 4.9” Waterproof. Fog proof. Sale $199.00
You Should Know About:
The Wild Bird Fund 565 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024 A state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) that rehabilitates over 3000 sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and releases them back to the wilds of New York City. https://www.wildbirdfund.org/about-us/
Birding at NYC Parks: https://www.nycgovparks.org/places-to-go/birding
The National Audubon Society https://www.audubon.org/
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