Bird Book Club

Our book club is an opportunity to read books, meet the authors, and join others in fun discussions. We meet once each month on a Thursday for about one hour beginning at 8 p.m. EST. To join, you must register for each session. Links are provided with upcoming books below. Visit our SHOP to purchase current and past books. 

What people say about Bird Book Club:

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See what we’ve read! 

Recordings available FOR RECENT SESSIONS

A siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows

Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET

Register HERE

Purchase the book HERE

2015 Arthur Ellis Award ― Winner, Best First Novel • Globe and Mail 100: Best Books of 2014 • 2015 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize ― Shortlisted, Best Mystery

Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds.

Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s two worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, but she begins to have her doubts when Jejeune’s most promising theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder only complicates matters.

To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties.

Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation by Tim Birkhead

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET

Register HERE

Purchase the book HERE

 

From award-winning author and ornithologist Tim Birkhead, a sweeping history of the long and close relationship between birds and humans

 

This Book Club will exceptionally be on the morning because of the time change with UK.

 

 

Slow Birding by Joan E. Strassmann

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET

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Many birders travel far and wide to popular birding destinations to catch sight of rare or “exotic” birds. In Slow Birding, evolutionary biologist Joan E. Strassmann introduces readers to the joys of birding right where they are.

In this inspiring guide to the art of slow birding, Strassmann tells colorful stories of the most common birds to be found in the United States—birds we often see but might not have considered deeply before.

    Slow Birding is the perfect guide for the birder looking to appreciate the beauty of the birds right in their own backyard, observing keenly how their behaviors change from day to day and season to season.

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