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Five books about birding adventures

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Warblers & Woodpeckers
Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding

Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of BirdingBy Sneed B. Collard IIIMountaineers Books, 2018, hardcover, 240 pages

We never get tired of books about Big Years. Wild America, Kingbird Highway, The Big Year, Birding Without Borders, and others are among the most defining books in the birder’s world. Now, writer Sneed Collard offers this gem to the genre: It’s the story of a Big Year he undertook with his then-13-year-old son, Braden. The father-son bonding tale adds a new twist to the task of traveling to various spots in search of birds. For Collard, the adventure is in the journey and the feathered surprises along the way.

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