Birding for Boomers

And Everyone Else Brave Enough to Embrace the World’s Most Rewarding and Frustrating Activity

  • 232 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-670-8
  • Sep 1, 2024

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Birding for Boomers is a friendly, accessible, and humorous guide to discovering the joys of bird watching. Beginning birders of all ages will get answers to every question they may have, like which birds like feeders, the difference between a finch and a flicker, or which birding app to use. The guide also helps birders plan everything from local explorations to exciting "bird-cations."

Late-bloomer birders will appreciate Collard’s personal insights and tips for overcoming aging-related challenges such as physical handicaps, poor hearing, or failing eyesight. Additional sections cover sharing birding with others and contributing to community science, habitat stewardship, and bird conservation.

Appealing and light-hearted, Birding for Boomers will help a wide range of readers overcome any doubts and get started with watching, understanding, and conserving our feathered friends.


  • 232 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-670-8
  • Sep 1, 2024

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