Beginning Birding, Mindfulness, Photography
Books for Birding Adventures
Purchase Lessons from a Birdbrain books directly from the author or from Amazon. Kindle and Apple eBooks are also available.
These books make a great gift for residents of Ohio and the Midwest! Featuring 21 birds found in each season along with “Birdbrain Lessons.” All seasons available directly from the author with a “shop” feature on the website. Also available on Amazon and Apple, including eBooks.
Mindful Birding: A Beginner’s Guide
NEW and available now for purchase! Mindful Birding: A Beginner’s Guide features birds of Seattle, Washington. It’s the first of its kind—a “you choose” book.
You choose! books
Laura will write a book or books on your home area or your favorite bird or bird species. Use the contact form if interested!
Hats off and thanks to Renée Remlinger-Tee for her amazing and tireless design efforts along with my mom, Gail Thornhill for re-editing the book.
HUGE THANKS TO our friends, Kate and Robert Watts at Three By the Sea for hosting wonderful trips. Their guest house is officially open and amazing, check it out! threebytheseabz.com
Laura published her first book, Lessons from a Birdbrain: Summer, Ohio in November, 2020. She is a beginning birder, photographer and student of mindfulness in her free time. Check out updates on Tiktok, Insta, and even LinkedIn for news!
Birding Applications Tip
eBird has a cool feature to look at ‘hotspots’. I use the feature to prepare to bird in a new location. I knew before I went to Seattle, for example, some of the gulls that would be new to me, like this one.
YouTube offers great videos on a wide variety of cameras. I’ve been watching them in small chunks so I can try a new method, such as how to get better focus and then giving it a go for a few days before I move on. The link below is for my current camera, as an example. Just search for yours and I hope you find helpful stuff.
Lights Out – Spring Migration is in the books
A group of dedicated volunteers was back on the streets this spring. Our spring season resulted in the highest number of birds ever. Lights Out team members gather data to support efforts toward reducing lights in large cities to minimize bird collisions during migration. Check out the Columbus Lights Out website for more details. Downtown Columbus is lovely at 6am!
“Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio on their way between their breeding and overwintering grounds. Most species of songbirds migrate at night, and lights on tall buildings or aimed at the sky can disorient them and draw them into buildings. This causes many birds…to strike windows or circle buildings until they fall from exhaustion. A recent study estimated that as many as 1 billion birds die each year in the United States from building collisions.”—Ohio Lights Out
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