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Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico, A by Ernest. P Edwards

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About my libraryMy interest in books can be lumped into a few distinct categories. My greatest passion is bird books. This includes birds of all countries and in any language. I have the semi-unrealistic goal of using all the field guides in their respective countries.

Mammals, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, and flowering plants (of the USA) are important to my library collection.

A growing section of my library focuses on religious philosophy and claims. My key interest is to examine the methods and the reasoning tactics people use to believe what they do; and, how they defend those beliefs. Other than a mild bit of curiosity, I am not too interested in the specific contents of each religion. Instead, I want to understand how people have come to regard any of those contents to be accurate or credible. The most fascinating point is to see how the nearly same method of accepting any particular belief allows people to come to so many different conclusions (i.e., many different religions).

The remaining categories of interest get lumped into a smattering natural sciences, languages, history, and geography.

A noticeable gap in my library is fiction. I'm now trying to insert an eclectic mixture of fiction onto my shelves and into my weekly reading.

GroupsBirds, Birding & Books


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Hello Soleglad,

What a brilliant collection of bird books! I also look forward to spending time on your website.

Best wishes,

Ruth (Bigpinkchimp)
holy smokes Soleglad
That website of yours, wow! I'll be printing your Canada page once I unpack from moving due east onto the tundra on the shores of Hudson Bay. Thank you for your great springboard into birding books.
cheers from the subarctic, Mike
Hello Again Soleglad,
Thank you for your interest in all thing birding! My interest is focussed at the top of North America. Four titles listed in my libary and shared (or known) by you are:

Birds of the Yukon Territory, edited by Pamela H.Sinclair et al (2003)
UBC Press, HC, 595 pg.
A superlative work showing the zeal and dedication of the Yukon Bird Club, who have published a newsletter since 1993 and maintain a website. A big year blog bicycling North America in 2007-08 by a Yukon family can be found at www(dot)birdyear(dot)com.

The Birds of Canada, edited by W. Earl Godfrey, (1986, 2nd ed)
National Museum of Natural Sciences, HC, 595 pg.

The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta, a Second Look,
edited by Glen Semenchuk et al (2007), Federation of Alberta Naturalists,
HC, 626 pg.

Wild Birds Across the Prairies, by Wayne Lynch, (1999), FifthHouse Publishing,
SC, 138 pg.

A fifth title is a travel guide but worth having just for its arctic bird illustrations alone. The bird section is pg 139-182 with 21 pg of superb color paintings by Jean-Luc Grondin.

The Land That Never Melts, Auyuittuq National Park, edited by Roger Wilson, (1976)
Parks Canada, SC, 212 pg.

All the best!
Mike Beauregard
Hello Soleglad
I would be interested in corresponding with you about birding books. Your review of Birds of the Yukon is spot-on.
Cheers from subarcticmike
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