Monthly Bird Book Giveaway – June!

You thought I forgot, didn’t you?? Well I didn’t believe it or not. It has been a busy last month for me, but I’m home now, getting caught up on gardening, house work, family & job, so here we go.

This month I’m offering a book by a really famous guy. Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher’s Digest, Rain Crows etc. fame. His biggest claim to fame though, is his creative, witty and awesome spouse, Julie Zickefoose. They have great kids and a dog too.

I probably could have used this on my Loveland Birding Walk last month. If you were there, you know what I mean. I may be forever cured of calling out bird names.
I might tell you why someday – if you don’t know, or weren’t there.

Anyway.Identify Yourself – The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges by Bill Thompson III.

I really wanted to keep this book you know, but I didn’t think it would be fair to write the question, answer the question, post my comment and win the book. You guys might think I rigged it or something.

So here goes:

Do you share your bird watching hobby or profession with others? Why? How?

Comments must be posted here on this blog, by Sunday, June 26, at 6:00 PM Mountain time. If you must sign in as anonymous – I need your name or a way to contact you.

Winner will be chosen by a random thing picker.

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11 Responses to Monthly Bird Book Giveaway – June!

  1. I share my hobby and passion for birds with my family to introduce them to nature and the wonderful things nature has to offer us. I have achieved this in the past by setting up bird feeders and telling them about what I see in the yard day in and day out. Most recently, I have been taking my little brother out for bird walks in the mornings and try and mold him into becoming a naturalist. I do this mostly because I was never taught anything about nature growing up and do not want the same thing to happen to my little brother.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am always talking about it at work. I wish someone would say “can I go with you?” but it is hard to convince people that bird watching is awesome. Many coworkers say “I saw a such and such bird and thought of you” so at least I have them noticing birds.
    Sharon Kay

  3. My son and I love to watch birds. We have bird feeders on our patio.

  4. Carol N Wong says:

    Yes, I do share it with a good friend. We have never met in person. I met her through a support group. She lives in the U.K. and sends me pictures of the birds there and I send her all sorts of articles and pictures of our birds,
    here in the U.S.

  5. Deb Evers says:

    Sure, I’ve shared birding with others! When you’re passionate about something, it just comes out! My husband and I have gifted several friends and relatives with good bird guides. And we’ve become (whether deservedly, or not) the “go-to” guys when anyone spots a bird, nest, egg, etc. that they can’t I.D. It is always fun to put a name to their description or snapshot!

  6. Chip says:

    I share it with my kids. My son seems to really enjoy it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I share birding and the love of outdoors with my 4 grandkids ages 16 – 12 – 9 – 7. We’ve been doing it since they were very little. They love it and can’t wait to spend time with me – I hope they never get too old to want to share this with me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I share my birding enthusiasm with my friends and by giving nature walks.
    Why? -Because the Brockners of Evergreen, CO gave their bird passion freely.
    -Because when someone tells me of a bird that’s new to them, I feel their wonderment and see the bird for the first time too.

  9. Karl Stecher says:

    Having birded for 60 years, many experiences…I frequently speak with top”listers”/birders throughout the US..Benton Basham (#1) in TN and TX, Bill Rydell in CA, Mike Austin in TX. Spent Sept 09 with longtime friend John Terborgh at the Duke Univ neotropical center in Peru (Manu). Best is introducing my 3 daughters to birding (over 27 years), much as we read about from Ted Floyd and kids. So my 15 yr old has a skewed list of 350+, with all three phalaropes, 3 jaegers, common crane, Sinaloa wren, black headed and slaty-backed gulls, white throated robin, long-billed murrelet . The 26 yr old (blue mockingbird, gray silky-flyc, crescent-chested warbler) was in Greeley looking for the yel-cr night heron today (Sat). The older girls often call with sightings or ID questions.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been birding for years now, first as a wildlife biology undergrad and now just for my own pleasure. It’s hard convincing my friends to join me when they’d rather be bagging the next peak or putting up a new climbing route, but they’ll occasionally go with me.

  11. rickn says:

    With several feeders in our yard my teenage son and I enjoy watching the birds throughout the seasons. During the winter months we get to know individual birds by their unique behavior or coloration. During migration we enjoy the rich variety and challenge ourselves to notice birds that are new or infrequent visitors. While hiking the numerous trails in our area we see birds that we don’t see at home. It is fun to point these out to other hikers, and often learn from the the identity.

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