Books (listed alphabetically by title)
Birder’s Dictionary, Randall T. Cox, Falcon Press Publishing Company, Inc., 1996, 186 pp.
Birding Texas, Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger, Falcon Publishing, 1998, 525 pp.
Birds of North America – Eastern Region, Smithsonian Handbooks, Fred J. Alsop, DK Publishing, 2001, 752 pp.
Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd ed., Irby J. Lovette and John W. Fitzpatrick, eds., The Cornell Lab of Bird Biology, John Wiley and Sons, 2016, 716 pp.
Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight, Jerry Liguori, Princeton University Press, 2005, 129 pp.
Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd ed., Paul J. Baicich and COlin J.O. Harrison, 2005, 347 pp.
Reference Atlas to the Birds of North America, Mel Baughman, National Geographic, 2003, 477 pp.
Sibley’s Birding Basics, David Allen Sibley, Knopf, Borzoi Books, 2002, 154 pp.
The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States, Robert M. Chipley, George H. Fenwick, Michael J. Parr, and David N. Pashley, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003, 518 pp.
The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls, Pete Dunne, Stackpole Books, 2006, 92 pp + audio CD.
The Birder’s Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural HIstory of North American Birds – The Essential Companion to Your Identification Guide, Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin and Darryl Wheye, Simon and Schuster Inc., 1988, 785 pp.
The Birdwatcher’s Companion to North American Birdlife, Christopher W. Leahy, Princeton University Press, 2004, 1039 pp.
The Shorebird Guide, Michael O’Brien, Richard Crossley, and Kevin Karlson, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006, 477 pp.
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning, Jr., and David Allen Sibley, Alfred A. Knopf, 2001, 588 pp.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, David Allen Sibley, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, 545 pp.
What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Allen Sibley, Alfred A. Knopf, 2020, 203 pp.
Field Guides (listed alphabetically by title)
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th ed., Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, National Geographic, 2017, 591 pp.
Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Texas, Roger Tory Peterson, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2012, 304 pp.
Organizations and Websites
Cornell Lab of Ornithology https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/
Dallas County Audubon https://audubondallas.org/
Rogers Wildlife Rehab https://www.rogerswildlife.org/index.php
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