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Our Library

For the convenience of everyone and birding thrills in general, we maintain a lending library for our members.

Northshore Bird Club members may check out more than item. If the materials are not returned at the next meeting, please see Linda Beall to sign for them again.


Audubon Society’s Video Guide to Birds of North America In each volume, moving and still pictures show each bird’s markings and behavior; computer-animated range maps communicate breeding and wintering areas for each species; and bird calls and sounds from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology complement informative narration and stunning visuals.

Volume One 116 species of loons, grebes, pelicans and their allies, swans, geese and ducks, hawks, vultures, and falcons, and the chicken-like birds (pheasants, grouse, quails, ptarmigans). 94 minutes

Volume Two 105 species of water birds, including herons and egrets, cranes, shorebirds, gulls, terns and alcids (penguins, murres). 78 minutes

Volume Three 77 species of pigeons and doves, cuckoos, owls, nighthawks, hummingbirds and swifts, trogons, kingfishers and woodpeckers. 61 minutes

Volume Four (Songbirds I) 98 species of flycatchers, larks, swallows, crows and jays, titmice and chickadees, nuthatches, creepers, wrens, thrushes, waxwings, shrikes, thrashers and vireos. 75 minutes

Volume Five (Songbirds II) 109 species of warblers, orioles and blackbirds, tanagers, grosbeaks, finches, bunting and sparrows. 80 minutes

The Life of Birds Colorful, mysterious, noble and intriguing, birds have fascinated us since the dawn of history. David Attenborough, one of the world’s foremost naturalists, hosts an extraordinary exploration into the secret lives of these magnificent creatures. Each volume is approximately 100 minutes.

Volume 1, Episode One: To Fly or Not to Fly? (history and mechanics of flight)
Episode Two: The Mastery of Flight (challenges of flight)

Volume 2, Episode Three: The Insatiable Appetite (how and what birds eat)
Episode Four: Meat-eaters (strategies and methods for catching land-based prey)

Volume 3, Episode Five: Fishing for a Living (strategies and methods of catching water-based prey)
Episode Six: Signals and Songs (sounds and displays that communicate)

Volume 4, Episode Seven: Finding Partners (courtship displays, songs, dances, and gifts)
Episode Eight: The Demands of the Egg (nesting materials and protection)

Volume 5, Episode Nine: The Problems of Parenthood (tending to offspring)
Episode Ten: The Limits of Endurance (surviving hostile habitats)

Watching Waders by Michael Male and Judy Fieth

Watching Warblers by Michael Male and Judy Fieth

Birds of Costa Rica

Bird of the West (231 species) by Eva Froese


Watching Sparrows


Return-of-the-Eagle How America Saved Its National Symbol (A Nature Conservancy Book) Text by Greg Breining, Photos by Frank Oberle and others

Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul

Louisiana Breeding Bird Atlas by David A. Weidenfeld and M. Mark Swan

Guide to Birding Coastal Mississippi and Adjacent Counties by Judith A. Toups, Jerry Bird, and Stacy Jon Peterson


A series of laminated maps to hot birding spots in Louisiana and Mississippi:

  • Lake Martin (Breaux Bridge, LA)
  • Sherburne and Atchafalaya Basin (south of Krotz Springs, LA)
  • Joyce Wildlife Management Area (south of Ponchatoula, LA)
  • Port Louis and Madisonville on the Lake (Madisonville, LA)
  • Beau Rivage and Crystal Lake (Mandeville, LA)
  • Pearl River Canal Locks 2 & 3 (near Bush, LA)
  • Big Branch East (Lacombe, LA)
  • Big Branch West (Lacombe, LA)
  • White Kitchen (southeast of Slidell, LA)
  • Logtown, Mississippi
  • Waveland oxidation pond (Waveland, MS)