The Smart Guide to Birdwatching

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For those who want to join the popular hobby of birdwatching but do not know where to begin
This helpful guide makes learning about birds fun by emphasizing the benefits of birding even if you never can figure out what that brown bird was that just flew by! It shows how to use a field guide to get the most enjoyment out of birdwatching. It also reveals the fastest way to go from being a novice to a seasoned birder, teaching budding ornithologists where to look first, what can be (and should be) ignored on some birds, and tricks of the trade.


Anne Maczulak is the author of more than 10 books on biology and ecology, including Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria, The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths About Germs, The Smart Guide to Biology, and The Smart Guide to Nutrition. She has contributed to articles on germophobia in Psychology Today and has been a regular guest on television and radio, speaking to viewers about the good and bad microbes that lurk in households. As a regular guest expert on Martha Stewart Living Radio, she answers questions on disinfectants, infection, food-borne germs, and other topics. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.