Introducing Good Birding with Dr. David Wiedenfeld

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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.

purple finch sitting on branchIn 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.

Useful Links

Learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count online.

Enter sightings with eBird Mobile

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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!

For Adults

1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia For the Backyard and Beyond by Sharon Stiteler

Birding for Beginners: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Art of Birdwatching by Sheila Buff

Birds in the Yard Month by Month by Sharon Sorenson

Birds of Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A Field Guide

Birds of Virginia: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern birds by Richard Crossley

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding: Understanding What You See and Hear by Kenn Kaufman

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

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Birds (DVD)

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

 

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