GOOD READS

Looking for something good to read? Here are some suggestions from MFN members of new and notable books and online magazines that might interest you.
The Warbler Guide
Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle 2013

Having trouble telling a Magnolia apart from a Yellow-rumped? This guide, featuring more than 1,000 colour photos, detailed species accounts, and a new system of song identification, simplifies identifying the 56 species of warbler in the US and Canada.
Yale Environment 360

Not a book, but on online magazine, featuring original articles, mulitmedia content, and a daily news digest, offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on a wide variety of global environment issues. You can find it at www.e360.yale.edu/
Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie  2012

The two Ontario-based authors have produced a comprehensive field guide to over 1,500 of the common moths that occur in eastern North America. The book includes colour photos of each species at rest, range maps and seasonal abundance graphs, short species accounts, and the familiar Peterson arrow system making identification easy.
On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes
Alexandra Horowitz  2013

The author considers what it means to be aware and to truly observe our surroundings. She is "alarmed, delighted, and humbled" after she walks her "familiar" urban block with a geologist, an urban sociologist, a sound designer, and a physician, among others, and discovers just how much there is to see, if only we knew how to look.
Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Species
Katie Fallon   2011

This book follows Fallon's journey to learn about the rapidly declining Cerulean Warbler, and how its fate, ultimately, is ours.
Muskoka Field Naturalists
The Sibley Guide to Birds - 2nd edition
David Sibley  2014

The long-awaited second edition of Sibley's landmark fieldguide is now available. It contains more than 600 new paintings and more than 100 rare species have been added. The illustrations have been reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger in this edition allowing for more details to be shown. The maps have been updated and the expanded text includes habitat information and voice descriptions for all species.