Thursday, June 17, 2021

Audubon Birdhouse Book, Revised and Updated: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds


Audubon Birdhouse Book is a reformat and re-release of the Audubon classic. Originally published in 2013, this updated edition released by Quarto on their Cool Springs Press imprint is 176 pages and is available in paperback and ebook formats. 

This is such an accessible and useful guide with no-frills plans for useful, purpose built, high quality, healthy houses for birds. There are no furbelows, no twee painting, and no questionable materials. Each of the tutorials include information about the habitat and species for which they're intended. The authors have included siting and maintenance information as well.

The graphics are high contrast, easy to read, and the tutorials are well illustrated. The introduction includes information about climate change and its impact on bird habitat and range. The most common North American species are introduced along with some info about their ranges and nesting habits.

Tutorials contain isometric and exploded line drawn schematics as well as materials lists and design background details, followed by step by step tutorial directions. The projects are full of good ideas and variations to make them more specifically useful to individual readers' own needs. 

Five stars. This is a very good book for birdwatchers, ecology minded gardeners, smallholdings, community groups, maker's spaces, schools, library activity groups, and similar. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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