By Tina Nappe
As the winter weather hits, reading about birds may supplement our actual viewing of them and remind us of places and bird species we look forward to seeing in the future.
We Are Starlings: Inside the Mesmerizing Magic of a Murmuration
By Robert Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli; illustrations by Marc Martin. Random House Studio. 2023.
This children’s book, written primarily for ages 4-8 years, contains illustrations of starling murmurations. Many You Tube and Instagram videos document murmurings (click here for an example). I remember seeing a murmuration at the end of a Christmas Bird count from our McDonalds’s headquarters on Oddie Boulevard.
Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood
By Terry Masear. First Mariner Books Edition. 2016.
By Eva Meijer. Pushkin Press. 2016.