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October 4, 2019

Every year, I look forward to The Cornell Lab's Feeder Watch citizen science project. I move my laptop into the kitchen for a bit every day, so I can watch and record the number and species of the birds that come through my yard from November to April. I have records from 1996 and it is a...

December 7, 2018

My love for birds grew from watching my grandmother paint them and my mother hunt through field guides to identify them. Although my grandmother's gone, my mom and I still compare notes over the phone and try to help each other identify unusual birds. 

Since I regularly participate in the...

October 19, 2018

Here it is, the review you've been waiting for all week. Heidi Stemple's amazing nonfiction story of how Frank Chapman turned his love of birds into the creation of the Audubon Magazine and a world-wide, citizen science event that resulted in counting 56,139,812 birds in 2016!

When I first...

October 15, 2018

Have I got an amazing treat for you this week! I am joined by the funny, talented, and generous Heidi Stemple. 

If for some reason, you know don't who Heidi Stemple is. Heidi has co-authored 28 or so books with her mother - who is none other than the amazing Jane Yolen. She has a...

January 20, 2017

What a great way to introduce children to scientific procedures and citizen involvement. Being a participant in citizen science projects - specifically the Feeder Watch Program  and the Great Backyard Bird Count through The Cornell Lab of Ornithology -  I found this book a delightful read...

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