Introducing Good Birding with Dr. David Wiedenfeld
In the past year, more and more people have turned to birdwatching as a simple and relaxing pastime that can be undertaken from their own backyard. Given that trend, Fauquier Public Library is pleased to offer a new video series, Good Birding with Dr. David Wiedenfeld. Dr. Wiedenfeld is Senior Conservation Scientist for the American Bird Conservancy, and helps to develop species protection projects and plan conservation projects throughout the western hemisphere. He is active designing monitoring programs for reserves, in evaluating wind power effects on birds, and in reducing seabird bycatch in ocean fisheries.
In the first episode, The Great Backyard Bird Count, Dr. Wiedenfeld shares his tips on how to join this annual, worldwide event, as well as some of the birds you might see in your own backyard. It’s a must see for those new to bird watching and a good refresher for seasoned bird watchers.
Learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count online.
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Whether you are getting ready to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, or watching birds at your backyard feeder, the following resources from Fauquier Public Library can help!
Birds in the Yard Month by Month by Sharon Sorenson
Birds of Virginia: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern birds by Richard Crossley
The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region by Donald and Lillian Stokes
Peterson Reference Guide to Birding by Impression by Karlson & Rosselet
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America by Roger Tory Peterson
Stokes Backyard Bird Book by Donald and Lillian Stokes
For Young Birdwatchers
The Atlas of Amazing Birds by Matt Sewell
Birds: Explore, Create, and Investigate! by Mike Unwin and Pau Morgan
Look up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by Bill Thompson III