Reading list

Recommended books on topics relating to Audubon Camp in Maine programs

Maine Natural and Social History

  • Islands in Time: A Natural and Cultural History of Islands in the Gulf of Maine. 1999. Phillip Conkling. Island Institute and Down East Books. Rockland, ME. 319 pp.
  • The Secret Life of Lobsters. 2004. Harper Collins New York. 289 pp.
  • The Lobster Coast. Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. 2004. Colin Woodard. Penguin Group. New York. 384 pp.
  • A Sierra Club Naturalists Guide to the North Atlantic: Cape Cod to Newfoundland. 1982. Michael Berrill. Random House, Inc. 464 pp.

Audubon Society and Birdwatching History

  • Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. 2007. Scott Weidensaul. Harcourt, New York 358 pp.
  • The Audubon Ark: A History of the National Audubon Society. 1992. Frank Graham. Knopf, New York. 333 pp. (the first 100 pages relate to the historic plume trade).

Birdlife and Avian Natural History

  • Project Puffin: How we brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock. 1999. Stephen Kress and Pete Salmansohn, Tilbury House. 40 pp. (children’s book)
  • Puffins. 1999. Ken Taylor. Voyageur Press. 72 pp. (young adult)
  • Seabirds: A Natural History. 2004. Anthony J. Gaston. Yale University Press. New London 222 pp.
  • Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival. 2002. Carl Safina. Henry Holt and Company, New York. 377 pp
  • Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds. 2000. Scott Weidensaul. North Point Press., New York. 432 pp.
  • The Birder’s Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. 1988. Paul Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin , and Darryl Wheye. Simon and Schuster, New York. 785 pp.

Environmental Education

  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder. 2008. Richard Louv. Second Edition. Algonquin Books. 390 pp.
  • The Sense of Wonder. 1998. Rachel Carson. Harper Collins. 112 pp.

Bird Field Guides

  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America. 2010. 6th edition. Houghton Mifflin Co. 445 pp. (intro guide)
  • Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America. 2000. Kenn Kaufman. Houghton Mifflin, New York. 391 pp. (intro. guide)
  • The Sibley Guide to Birds. 2000. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 545 pp. (advanced guide).
  • Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion: A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds. 2006. Pete Dunne. Houghton Mifflin Co. 710 pp.

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