American Birding Podcast: Best Bird Books of 2018 with Donna Schulman

We’re getting to the end of the year and it’s time for a look back at the best bird books published in 2018. Once again, 10,000 Birds book reviewer Donna Schulman joins me to talk about our favorites. Donna and I each share our Top 5, including field guides, family specific guides, and narratives from well-known authors and publishers.

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Donna’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central America – Andrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Birds of Prey of the East/West – Brian K. Wheeler

3) Peterson Guide to Bird Identification in 12 Steps – Steve NG Howell & Brian Sullivan

4) The Feather Thief – Kirk Wallace Johnson

5) Belonging on an Island – Daniel Lewis


Nate’s Top 5

1) Birds of Central America – Andrew Vallely & Dale Dyer

2) Gulls Simplified – Pete Dunne & Kevin Karlson

3) Birds of Nicaragua – Liliana Chavarria-Duriaux, Robert Dean, & Robert T. Moore

4) Birds of Prey of the East/West – Brian K. Wheeler

5) ABA Field Guide to Birds of Oregon – Dave Irons & Brian Small

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Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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