Audiobooks for Birders
Audiobooks for Birders and Nature Lovers

A flash of beak. The shiver of feathers. The scuttle of tiny claws through leaves. And the thrill of them all: birdsong. People who love birdwatching come from all walks of life and share a passion for appreciating even the smallest details. Whether you are a woodland wanderer, a seabird seeker, a mountain-top peeper or a tropical trekker, use those finely-tuned ears to listen to these audiobooks for avian fans and anyone who finds wonder in the natural world.

From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, Birds by the Shore is the audiobook edition of Jennifer Ackerman’s revised and reissued essay collection describing her forays along the Delaware shore. Read by the author, this collection explores life at the ocean’s edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds and the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf.

“Ackerman’s glimpses of the Delaware shore are full of the kind of fascinating detail that makes good nature writing as engaging as any fiction.”—Smithsonian Magazine

Author: Mark Obmascik
Read By: Del Roy

An audio account of the biggest year in birdwatching history. In the USA, some 50 million people lay claim to being bird-watchers or “birders,” spending billions of dollars on birding-related travel and membership fees every year. A select, and utterly obsessed, few compete in one of the world’s quirkiest contests—the race to spot the most species in North America in a single year. And 1998 wasn’t just a big year. It was the biggest. The Big Year is Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Obmascik’s account of what was to become the greatest birding year of all time.

A rollicking true-crime adventure into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers. A gripping audiobook about a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice.

“Narrator Andrews does an excellent job of carefully articulating the numerous scientific terms used, making them understandable. His voice is smooth and easy to listen to, and he uses a steady tempo throughout that expresses a contagious excitement, resulting in a true crime tale that sounds more like a classic mystery novel—and making it all the more intriguing.”—Booklist

Surfacing

Coming in September 2019! A new audiobook collection of essays exploring the nature of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines. In this remarkable collection, part travelogue, part cultural and personal history, poet and author Kathleen Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past.

“The leading Scottish poet of her generation.”—The Sunday Times (London)

At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature’s secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you. Read by award-winning narrator Nicholas Guy Smith.

For young birders and naturalists:

Coming in September 2019! Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn’t love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn’t know they needed: sisterhood.

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