Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

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Portillo Padua’s previous documentary, the 2012 Diario a Tres Voces, was well reviewed and made the festival circuit, but it was of the creative, personal documentary subspecies. The post Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Landfill by Tim Dee: Review

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The post Landfill by Tim Dee: Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review books gulling gullsI have visited my local landfill for the last seven years, usually several times per winter, only to recently stumble upon a book called the Landfill!

Birds of Cambodia Review

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The post Birds of Cambodia Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review books Cambodia field guidesA holiday in Cambodia?

Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

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The last time a Julie Zickefoose book was reviewed on this blogsite, the piece began by saying “This is going to be a rave review.” That sentence will do for this review and this book, too: it’s unavoidable. Reviews Blue jays book review wildlife rehabilitators

2019 203

Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review

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Greeney was recommended to me as a book I HAD to review by no less than three birding friends. One of the reasons I wanted to review Antpittas and Gnateaters was that I was curious about whether it could stand as a model for future bird family books.

2019 215

Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

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There are actually two types of quizzes–those in the formal Quiz and Review in the back of the book, and quizzes scattered through the Introduction and some of the species accounts, whose answers are given in a separate back-of-the-book section. Reviews book review gulls

2018 229

Birds of Nanhui Shanghai: A Photo Book Review

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The post Birds of Nanhui Shanghai: A Photo Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews bird photography book review Shanghai

2019 130

Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

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The answers are: (1) the definition is what the authors have decided based on their experience and knowledge of taxonomy, and (2) the terms ‘oceanic birds’ and ‘seabirds’ are interchangeable (so, I will use both in this review). Reviews book review field guide seabird

2019 212

Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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Reviewing it also brought up some questions, which will be explored throughout this review. The one on the left is from the book being reviewed here, Birds of Central America , and the plate on the right is from Birds of Peru. Reviews book review Central America field guide

2018 229

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

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Last year I reviewed The Feather Thief , an enjoyable tale centering on the use of feathers in the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying, and how that led to the theft of priceless bird skins by one obsessed young man. Reviews book review HistoryA feather is a magical thing.

2019 188

Huskup – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable and plastic free, Huskup brings takeaway coffee back down to earth Durable, biodegradable and entirely free from plastic, Huskup is tackling the UK’s disposable culture one flat white at a time with a brand new reusable coffee cup made from rice husks.

The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review

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As Donna pointed out in her review of the latest (seventh) edition of the NatGeo field guide, they usually, but not always, succeed). The post The Splendor of Birds and National Geographic: a Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review national geographic

Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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The post Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews eagles film reviewThe Philippine Eagle has a kind face.

2019 219

The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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I can’t end this review without talking about how impressed I am by Johnson’s research and documentation. Reviews book review fly tying museums

2018 169

Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

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In some cases, Hashimoto presents both water color and block print images, such as the block print of a male Wood Duck shown at the beginning of this review, colorfully dramatic, and the watercolor below, more subtle and atmospheric in its use of line and hue. Reviews bird art book review

2019 141

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America: A Review by a Sparrow Fan

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My review copy (well, actually a contributor’s copy—more on that later) was waiting for me when I returned from the ABA birding tour of Thailand and Malaysia (more on that in a separate post) in early March. since I normally would receive a review copy. I like sparrows.

Sprout Lands – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan Published by W W Norton, April 2019 Hardcover 165 x 244 mm / 384 pages ISBN 9780393609417 Price: £19.99

2019 172

Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

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I knew that reading one chapter would not affect my critical reviewer’s opinion of the book, and Marie knew that too. This review is based on a reading of the eBook format, and I have mixed feelings about it. Reviews bird photography book review

2019 219

The Australian Bird Guide: A Review

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So, I welcomed the opportunity to review The Australian Bird Guide. Scientific names have been reviewed by the Working Group on Avian Nomenclature of the International Ornithologists’ Union. Reviews Australia book review field guide

2017 182

Paper Saver – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Paper Saver is – probably – the most eco-friendly notebook ever The Paper Saver comes without paper inside, because it's meant to be stuffed with old, discarded printouts from your home office.

Futurekind – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5

2019 173

The Pleasures of Collective Nouns and Murder — a Review

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Reviews book review hummingbirdsIf you like birds and you also like. Oh, wait. I already know that you like birds — that’s why you’re at this blogsite. Let me start again.

2018 194

Animals of Kruger National Park: A Book Review

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Reviews book review Kruger NPI’ll never forget my introduction to the mammals of Kruger National Park, South Africa. We –participants of the ABA South Africa Safari—were on a small plane when one Lori Conrad looked out the window and screamed, “There are elephants down there!”

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Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

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The post Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding book review migration warblers Wind turbinesHow blessed can one guy be?

2019 219

ARS-UVR-32PRO – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ARS-UVR-32PRO from Sorbus International Pro pruning saw with sheath, curved blade 4mm pitch, rubber grip. Blade high-Carbon Steel with hard-chrome plating. Curvature ground teeth (SUPER TURBOCUT®) and impulse hardened. 4mm tooth pitch with 1.5 mm tooth thickness. Blade length 320 mm and overall length 480 mm with a weight of 430 grams.

2019 138

The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl–A Book Review

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I informed Crossley before the conversation that it would inform my review, but would not influence it.) All of these are relatively minor errors and, sadly, this is not unusual in reference publications I’ve reviewed lately. Reviews bird identification book review ducks geese

2017 197

Hotspur’s Revenge: A Review of Three Books

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One of those that got a good deal of buzz last year was The Evolution of Beauty , previously given a thorough, discerning review by Donna, here. Reviews book review ecology evolutionary biology invasive species

2018 169

Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

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It’s a portrait from the rear of Seymour’s favorite, the Black-throated blue warbler: click on the navagation icon in the middle of the image at the top of this review to view the entire cover.). Birds Reviews bird art Bird songs musicWhy do people become birders?

2019 207

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

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Reviews book review hawks raptorsThere are birders who watch hawks and there are hawk watchers who bird.

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Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

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I usually put the author’s biography near the end of a review, but I wanted to get the disclaimers out of the way. Not only is Nate a birding and blogging colleague, but Mike Bergin, 10,000 Birds co-publisher, has written the Foreword and I have been threatened with all sorts of birder-type punishment if I give this book a bad review. But, as we say in the book review world, you can’t keep a critical mind down. Reviews beginning birding book review

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The Big Year Review

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Reviews movies The Big YearThe Big Year was alright. It was neither horrible nor outstanding, neither fully factual nor completely made-up, neither completely engaging nor totally alienating. I would give it a solid “B-” as a birder whether I was grading on a curve or not.

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Review of Your Backyard

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I must say that I never expected us at 10,000 Birds to receive an email asking us if we wanted to review a DVD made from a company dedicated to producing “children’s nature resources (from a Creation perspective).” Reviews backyard birds video

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

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The post How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Reviews book review“Get a field guide!” ” That’s what novice birders are told, over and over.

2019 163

Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White: A Book Review

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This is probably the part of the review where I should talk about the fact that Corey Finger—our 10,000 Birds Corey—is one of the authors published in this collection, and how that will not deter me from writing a balanced review.

2017 206

Churchill & Orwell – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Churchill & Orwell – The Fight For Freedom by Thomas E. book review Churchill Orwell politicsRicks Published 1st June 2017 Royal Hardback, £25 352 pages, with 26 b/w photographs ISBN 9780715652374 Liberty and truth have never been so topical.

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Review of Feathers

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Full disclosure: I was provided with a review copy of Feathers by the publisher, Basic Books. Reviews books feathersFeathers are the unique ingredient when it comes to birds. Platypus have bills, bats and bugs can fly, and reptiles lay eggs, but only birds have feathers.

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Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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Reviews book review CubaCuba is on my mind. It’s probably on your mind too, especially if you live in the United States. 26 endemics! Bee Hummingbird, the smallest hummingbird in the world! Cuban Black Hawk, split in 2007 from Common Black Hawk! Fernandina’s Flicker, a tongue-twisting alliterative name for one of the most endangered woodpeckers in the world! Cuban Trogon, the national bird who wears the colors of the Cuban flag!

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Review: North on the Wing by Bruce M. Beehler

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Reviews bird migration book review warblers wood-warblersI have to confess that it took me some time to warm up to Bruce M. Beehler’s North on the Wing.

2018 158

Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide: A Gull Book Review

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fall down, so I will be scanning the Internet for reviews by some of our tribe’s gull experts and enthusiasts. Birding Reviews book review gullsGulls make my head spin. You know why.

2018 207

Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—In 12 Steps: A Book Review

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Two reactions on receiving my review copy from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: (1) Small book, colorful design, (2) There really are 12 steps and they are not in the order I expected. Reviews bird identification book review

2018 207

Birds of Prey of the East & Birds of Prey of the West: Review of Two Field Guides

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I have quite a few on mine, but for this review I’ll focus on the major hawk guides that cover hawks regionally or for North America. Meanwhile, having proofread my review and realizing that I ignored the falcons, here is a plate of my favorite, the American Kestrel.

2018 219

Review of iBird Ultimate 7.2

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So when we were contacted by Mitchell Waite, the creator and owner of the iBird family of apps, offering a promotional code for the new version of iBird Ultimate in return for a review I thought, why not? And having agreed to do a review I felt obligated to dig into some of the other features of the app that I hadn’t even known existed up until now. by the Mitch Waite Group in order to do this review. … Reviews apps field guide iBird

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Guide to the Birds of Honduras: A Book Review

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This was the question that was running through my head as I sat down to review Guide to the Birds of Honduras. Reviews field guide Honduras