Country Bird

Explore the Charming Language of Backcountry Birdsong

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Pub Date Mar 05 2024 | Archive Date Jan 11 2024

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Get an informed yet cheeky perspective on the fascinating language of birds in rural areas with this witty twist on a traditional field guide.

Country Bird gives birdwatching new meaning by pairing scientific insight on the sounds and songs unique to birds inhabiting rural areas of North America with a light-hearted narrative that reflects the personality and characteristics associated with country life. Vibrant illustrations help you identify the birds you see, and a journaling section at the back of the book allows you to jot down the times and places you spot a new feathered friend.

Learn about birding in a new, whimsical way and meet 50 wonderful Country Birds, including:

  • The White-crowned Sparrow, adorned with a feather crown fit for royalty
  • The friendly Downy Woodpecker, a great neighbor to all (except when he starts drumming!)
  • The Northern Mockingbird, a musical diva with some of the most complex songs in the world
  • The nocturnal Barn Owl, a farmer's best friend when it comes to pest control

The feathered country folk are a welcoming bunch, who will provide beautiful sights and sounds for anyone willing to take it slow on some quiet country roads. Give birding a go, learn, and listen to the beautiful sound of birds!

The Birds illustrated collection delivers a playful yet informative insight on the sounds and songs unique to birds inhabiting different geographical regions. From rural farmlands to bustling city streets or the salty air of the shore, each book features beautiful portraits and a lighthearted narrative that reflects the personality and characteristics of birds native to each location. Also available from this collection: City Bird

Get an informed yet cheeky perspective on the fascinating language of birds in rural areas with this witty twist on a traditional field guide.

Country Bird gives birdwatching new meaning by pairing...

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This was a a fun book and I enjoyed reading it. The illustrations were clear and I loved the descriptions of each bird and the subtitles of the birds over their illustrations. I liked that the author included a map for where you can see some of these birds and I enjoyed the southern sayings included in the back of the book and the notebook for noting your own birds as well. 4.5/5

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The nostalgia that I got from this book was incredible! It reminded me of all the bird books that my grandfather would show me when I little. This is definitely a book he would have been into. I would for sure say that this is a beginners friendly guide to birdwatching, and learning about native birds. Each bird had a page of information, which I found to be very useful. Also, a really cute detail with each bird is the sayings that are above the illustration. The sayings match the vibes of the birds very well!

The illustrations of the bird were incredible. They were very legible, and I knew what bird I was looking at, beyond reading the title for each bird. The layout of the book was also really cute. It reminded me of a scrapbook of sorts. The layout definitely gave off a whimsical, sort of magical vibe!

Overall, this was a really enjoyable read!

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How GORGEOUS is this book!

I just love the colourful and classic style of presentation regarding each bird on each page. The writing is beautiful, engaging, informative and quite enjoyable.

Such a good book for the young readers who are interested in birds and know more about them!

Thank you, Becker & Mayer!, for the advance reading copy.

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This is the perfect gift for a bird lover and I am already saving this one to gift to my mother-in-law (From Indiana) who will appreciate the amazing artwork and the humorous short description for each bird. There are a lot of birds, some I had no clue they excited and this book made me want to bring my watercolors from the box and go in search of the birds from my State. The best thing is the interactive pages at the end where we can take notes of the birds we see but also the map with the country and all the birds next to the states and locations. Thank you netgalley and publisher for the digital Arc.

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A stunning look at 50 country birds, with gorgeous illustrations, brief descriptions of each including their unique birdsongs, a geographical map of where you can find them, and a section at the back for documenting your sightings. A wonderful resource for any birder!

Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC.

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