I think I first noticed birds sometime in the mid to late 1960s. At school I studied ‘ornithology’ of sorts, gaining a grade one pass. After a few short years in the almost bird-free wilderness, I became immersed in birds and birding – below are some of my books about those birding times. Incidentally, clicking the links takes you to Smashwords, my publisher. You have to create an account but it is not intrusive, alternatively, you can buy or download for free any of my eBooks at iTunes or any of the other many eBook retailers.
My first attempt at a birding book was ‘Going for Broke’. In 1984 and well before the birding communications revolution I did a big year in the UK. It wasn’t all birding, there are lots of diversions in there. At $2.99CAD it’s a snip and all lavishly illustrated by Sandra Dennis.
Between 1983 – 2003 I chased rare birds around the UK. Read about many of the twitches, the hits and misses and enjoy the many excellent line drawings by Sandra Dennis in ‘Twitching Times’. Price $4.99CAD.
Birding a local patch is a kind of illness really. Competitive, yes, illogical, certainly. Inside ‘My Patch’ you will find lots of good advice and scurrilous comments – please don’t sue me! Price $1.99CAD.
Fifteen years working as a country park warden is bound to produce a few tasty anecdotes plus plenty of good birding stories. $2.99CAD give you an insight into the trials and tribulations associated with dealing with the public every day.
Here are links to other sites carrying the books – the name is in the link title:
This is the next eBook I’ll publish, keep checking back if you are interested, it’s all about our birding in North America based on three trips. There are Mountain Lions (nearly), earthquakes (potentially) and Brown-headed Cowbirds – yes it will be cheap!
And another coming s0on – read all about my North America Big Year in 2014, more exciting than broccoli.