Among my nature-related book collections are many books with a main focus on birds and bird identification. Since ornithology is my favorite subject of all and the one I chose to pursue, I enjoy collecting as many bird books as I can.
If you are new to birding and looking for a book that will help you learn, observe, identify, and record your sightings, then the Backyard Bird Tracker is the one for you!
Not only does this book have a place to log your sightings, it has useful tips on how to dress for your excursions, which optics to use, how to identify what you are looking at, etc. It lists the anatomical parts of the bird inside and out, the types of bills and their uses, and how different feet equip the individual bird for their habitat and diet.
And there is so much more hidden between the pages of this book! I highly recommend it to any new – and even experienced – birders.