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Dear  , 

We just got in some amazing new bird books and I wanted to make sure you had seen them all.
In addition to these new releases we wanted to let you know that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon are getting ready for the 16th Great Backyard Bird Count this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (February 15-18th.) When you enter your bird sightings you will receive a special discount code for all Thayer Birding Software DVDs and Cornell Lab audio guides - so look for the special promotional code!
For the first time this program is open to anyone in the world! Tell your friends living overseas about this birding event - or hop on a plane and let us know what you see in Costa Rica this weekend!!
Good Birding,  Pete Thayer


Recent Arrivals
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Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
You'll initially find it hard to believe that these pictures are real-but they are. These are the most beautiful photographs of the world's most beautiful birds. The birds' behavior, richly described in the text, is as remarkable as their appearance. This is a book like no other book. In this dazzling photo essay, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes present gorgeous full-color photographs of all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise and highlight their unique and extraordinary plumage and mating behavior.

List Price: $50.00
Our Price: $45.00
Published: October 2012
Cotingas and Manakins
Cotingas and Manakins is the definitive work on these jewels of the Neotropics, covering more than 130 species. Few other families of birds have such widespread appeal. They are much sought after by birders for their colorful displays, unusual plumages, and, in some cases, great rarity.

List Price: $55.00
Our Price: $49.50
Published: February 2012
Trinidad Birds
Birds of Trinidad & Tobago
Members of nearly all the families of South American birds can be found on the two beautiful West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago, where the varied habitat and avian diversity create a "birder's paradise." This is the third edition of a comprehensive field guide to all 477 species of the islands' birds, including 35 new species. 

List Price: $39.95
Our Price: $35.96
Published: December 2012
Owls of the World
Owls of the World is the ultimate resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls. It is also a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and leisure reading. No bookshelf should be without it.

List Price: $49.95
Our Price: $44.96
Published: July 2012
Art of Bird ID
The Art of Bird Identification
How to get good, then better, then even better, at identifying birds in the field-and have fun doing it. A straightforward approach from Pete Dunne, one of the country's top birders and birding instructors, written in his distinctive style. Includes descriptive information for 75 bird groups to help get the ID process off on the right foot.

List Price: $16.95
Our Price: $15.96
Published: September 2012
Maine birds
Maine's Favorite Birds
Maine's Favorite Birds puts the focus on Maine's most-loved and best-known birds. This makes the book uniquely suited to bird enthusiasts who want to identify and learn more about the birds around them without the expense and confusion of more advanced field guides. Maine's Favorite Birds features beautiful illustrations accompanied by clear and concise identification tips, habitat references, and song descriptions.

List Price: $15.00
Our Price: $13.50
Published: May 2012
Water's Edge
Water's Edge
This book guides the exploring naturalist to water's edge destinations throughout North America, including Canada and Alaska. Identification guides and interesting information on plants, animals, shells, and other curiosities to be found along each water's edge accompany photographs and illustrations.

List Price: $21.95
Our Price: $19.76
Published: May 2012
Photographing Nature
Photography of Natural Things
The 4th edition of this book is now updated to include technical guidelines adapted for both film and digital photographers. It features new photographs from Patterson's collection and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary from one of the world's most celebrated nature photographers.

List Price: $24.95
Our Price: $22.46
Published: July 2012
Turtles, Tortoises & Terrapins
The remarkable adaptations of turtles, tortoises and terrapins have helped them survive for over 200 million years. They are the most wide-ranging of reptiles, found in deserts, forests and the open ocean. But they are also among the world's most endangered animals.

List Price: $59.95
Our Price: $53.96
Published: August 2012


Hawks in Flight
Hawks in Flight
An indispensable guide for hawk watchers, this is a completely new edition of the seminal book that introduced a holistic method for identifying distant birds in flight. This new edition integrates an array of carefully selected photographs, David Sibley's superb illustrations, and a clear, information-packed text, and takes raptor identification to a higher level.


List Price: $26.00
Our Price: $23.40

Published: September 2012

50 Animals
Fifty Animals that Changed History
Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the animals that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. The 50 animals include the horse, dog, rat, whale, reindeer, beaver, flea, leech, dodo, falcon, oyster and shark.

List Price: $29.95
Our Price: $26.96
Published: August 2011


Sibley Postcards
Sibley Backyard Birding Postcards

This handsome box set of 100 postcards features original watercolor illustrations from David Sibley, America's leading ornithologist. Each bird is lovingly rendered in watercolors by David Sibley and chosen with their individual beauty and prominence in the country in mind.



List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $18.00
Published: February 2013