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8 new books for birders

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The round-up from our May/June 2019 issue features a photography how-to, an epic journey, tips for identifying gulls, and more books for birders. Click on the buttons below to see all eight titles.

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds, by Caroline Van Hemert, Little, Brown Spark, hardcover, 2019, 320 pages

In this magazine in 2011 and 2012, we reported on studies about chickadees and other birds in Alaska that had significant beak deformities. One of the researchers was Caroline Van Hemert, a wildlife biologist at the Alaska Science Center. Long days in the lab started to take a toll on Van Hemert, and she worried that she was losing her passion for nature and science. To reconnect, she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan arctic. This book tells the incredible, epic story.

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