Wildly diverse and endlessly fascinating, birds help to define the changing seasons. Learn more about attracting and living with birds with a book from the Lititz Public Library.

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season : Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-RoundBackyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding and Singing Birds Year-Round by Sally Roth
Take advantage of birds’ natural cycles when planning feeder offerings and garden beds to turn backyards into an irresistible haven for an assortment of birds in all kinds of weather.

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
According to new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence.

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich
Since some of the most amazing wild bird behaviors fall below the radar, close observation leads to fascinating questions and startling discoveries.

Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur by Sy Montgomery
The author couples popular science with personal anecdotes of encounters with a range of avian personalities from various parts of the world.

The Bluebird Effect : Uncommon Bonds with Common BirdsThe Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie Zickefoose
A wild bird rehabilitator and nature artist describes her painstaking efforts to rescue injured birds and her experiences when those birds come back to visit.

Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds by Laura Erickson and Marie Read
Close-up photography documents the family lives of more than fifty common North American birds.

Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard by George Adams
Learn how to arrange native plants to mimic natural ecosystems that attract and provide for birds.

The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird by Tom Michell
A twenty-three-year-old Englishman followed his wanderlust to Argentina where, on a weekend trip in Uruguay, he rescued a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill.

The Beloved and Charismatic BluebirdThe Beloved and Charismatic Bluebird by Dean Carroll Rust
Increase the chances of being successful in attracting Bluebirds with practical knowledge and proven techniques, such as habitat selection and building and installing nest boxes.

Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Explore the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling.

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell
Crows have the ability to make tools, respond to environmental challenges, and engage in human-like behaviors, from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Devastated after the sudden death of her father, an experienced falconer attempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, and discovered the bird’s fierce and feral anger mirrored in her own.

The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl ObsessionThe Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik
Every January, a quirky crowd storms across North America for a competitive event called the Big Year, a grand, expensive and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching.

Eastern Birding by Ear: A Guide to Bird-Song Identification by Ricard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson (audiobook)
Using techniques such as phonetics, mnemonics and descriptive words, the authors provide context for learning the songs and calls of eighty-five species of birds found east of the Rockies.

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien
Biologist and owl expert chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl and their astonishing and unprecedented nineteen-year life together.

August 18, 2017