What's That Bird?

Getting to Know the Birds Around You, Coast to Coast


By Joseph Choiniere

By Claire Mowbray Golding

Photographs by Tom Vezo

Illustrated by James Robins

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$19.95 CAD


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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around January 15, 2005. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

This colorful guide introduces beginning birders of all ages to the wonders of the avian world. With profiles of 30 North American birds detailing their color, size, habitat, and calls, you’ll quickly learn to identify the birds in your neighborhood. Additional sections on bird anatomy and behavior, ideas for keeping a bird-watching journal, instructions for building a nesting box, and tips for where to find specific species will have you exploring all the joys of birding in no time.


  • “…a beautifully illustrated and informative beginners guide to backyard bird watching, appropriate for both school children and adults.” –ForeWord “…an informed and informative book that the entire family can enjoy.” –Bookwatch “Easy to use, loaded with digestible information and full of spectacular photography.” –San Diego Union Tribune“Choiniere…and Golding have put heart and soul into this beautifully conceived and produced guide.” –San Diego Union Tribune“…not only a helpful field guide, but also includes read-aloud fast facts…” –Star Tribune“…a delightful beginner's guide to backyard bird watching.” –Rural Heritage“…lively, easy to understand language…” – Science News“This book is an attractive tool for an adult teaching a child about nature in general and birding in particular.” – Science News

On Sale
Jan 15, 2005
Page Count
128 pages

Joseph Choiniere

About the Author

Joseph Choiniere is the co-author of What's That Bird? He has worked for the Mass Audubon Society for more than 25 years, currently as the director of the 1,200-acre Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. He teaches classes at universities and colleges, as well as workshops for elementary and high school groups. He lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.

Claire Mowbray Golding is vice president and managing director for a small educational publishing company in central Massachusetts. She lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.

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