While temperatures outside are slowly, slowly starting to feel spring-like, we know spring is here as the birds are chirping away. This Saturday, May 9th, is World Migratory Bird Day! World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration. The theme of WMBD this year is “Birds Connect Our World”. To learn more about bird migration and WMBD, take a look at the website.
Also, check out some of the books we have on the subject of birds, available in our digital collection.
Birder on Berry Lane: Three Acres, Twelve Months, Thousands of Birds by Robert Tougias
The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman
Beaks, Bones & Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior by Roger J. Lederer, offers a guided tour through bird behavior.
How Birds Work by Marianne Taylor is a beautifully illustrated, intricately detailed guide to the form and function of birds-what they’re made up of inside and out, and why.
Ten Thousand Birds by Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie provides a comprehensive history of modern ornithology.