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for people who care about the West

The Ardent Birder

  The Ardent Birder
Todd Newberry and Gene Holtan
214 pages, softcover: $14.95
Ten Speed Press, 2005.

Professor Todd Newberry and artist Gene Holtan have produced a whimsical, fun book about the "lovely madness" that possesses bird watchers. Useful tips abound: how to host a birding field trip, what gear to bring, ways to identify a hidden songster. And for such avian madness, there’s only one cure: "Go birding more often."