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eSpotlight - This is for the Birds

Submitted by Dana Lema on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 8:00 AM

Image of four sparrows perched on a piece of wood

"A bird is joy incarnate." Myrtle Reed

I have always been fascinated by birds. Their songs and the way they move mesmerize me. I have a bird feeder just outside my kitchen window.  Daily, I see a variety of finches, sparrows and, my favorite frequent flyers, chickadees stopping by for a meal. A few years ago, my spouse gifted me with a good pair of binoculars, a book of birds of North America, and a membership to The Audubon Society  On our weekend adventures and vacations, I try to identify new birds and check them off the list in my book. I've found it to be a relaxing, educational hobby which is easily supported by the many eResources available from San José Public Library. 

Getting to Know Our Feathered Neighbors

We have an amazing variety of birds in our area. These eResources can help you learn more about the different species, their characteristics, habitats and feeding.

Image of book cover depicting a variety of birds in flight. Text reads Image of a book cover with a painting of a blue jay. Text reads Image of book cover with painting of a barn owl. Text reads: Image of book cover with photos of a variety of birds. Text reads Image of book cover with yellow bird in a tree. Text reads Image of book cover showing a variety of birds. Text reads Image of book cover with photos of a hummingbird, butterfly, bee, bird house and flowers. Text reads Image of magazine cover showing picture of a Pacific Loon. Text reads

Birdwatching

This variety of eBooks can help birders of any level have a successful birdwatching adventure.

Image of book cover with a bluebird perched on a branch. Text reads Image of book cover with a variety of birds and a pair of binoculars depicted. Text reads Image of book cover with a circle in which is a drawing of a man with binoculars watching birds. Text reads Image of book cover with picture of several ducks on water. Text reads: Image of book cover with drawing of green grass and birds. Text reads Image of book cover with cartoon image of bedraggled male birdwatcher with a backpack and a variety of birds around him. Text reads

Capturing the Moment

Now that you've learned how to find and identify birds, here are some eResources to exercise those artistic muscles to create an image of what you discovered.

Image of book cover with photos of various birds. Text reads Image of book cover with gull flying with blue sky in background. Text reads Image of book cover with several drawings of birds of different types. Text reads Image of book cover with red breasted bird perched on magnolia tree. Text reads

With an SJPL Library Card, you can flock to these eResources and fly to many others available at your San José Public Library.

 

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