Did you know that, among other things, February is National Bird Feeding Month? What a month—full of love, groundhogs, presidents, and birds. That’s something to tweet about!
I have been surprised at the number of robins visiting our yard this winter. I’m used to seeing a few robins here and there before spring arrives, but this year it feels like more robins are camping out in my neighborhood. Another recent surprise involved a kinglet. I heard a noise at one of my windows—that dreaded bird-hit-the-window sound—and hanging from the screen was a kinglet. As a bird mom, I immediately wanted to help, but the kinglet, stunned and disoriented, hung upside down for a moment, then flapped his wings and made a quick recovery flight to a nearby tree. No trips to the bird hospital required, and, by the way, nature is awesome.
I’ve shared bird-themed reading lists before—and I’m doing it again. Our feathered friends are amazing creatures filled with mysteries still to be discovered. If you’re a bird fan, wing your way to the library’s catalog and fill up your book nest with a flock of avian reads.
- Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide edited by Gill Pitts.
- The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman.
- Birds & Blooms: Ultimate Guide to Backyard Birding by Sheryl DeVore.
- Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names by Stephen Moss.
- The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent by Danielle J. Whittaker.
- Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife by John M. Marzluff.
New at the Library
- Blue Moon Haven by Janet Dailey.
- The House of Wolves by James Patterson.
- The Lady of Galway Manor by Jennifer Deibel.
- Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America’s Most Dangerous Female Spy—and the Sister She Betrayed by Jim Popkin.
- Living in the Light: Yoga for Self-Realization by Deepak Chopra.
- Trees of the West: An Artist’s Guide by Molly Hasimoto.
- Concrete: From the Ground Up written by Larissa Theule, illustrated by Steve Light.
- Kumo: The Bashful Cloud written by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Nathalie Dion.
- The Superteacher Project by Gordon Korman.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.