November Update

Mindful Bird book cover
Hot off the press!

Mindful Birding: A Beginner’s Guide, my new book, features the amazing work of a team of friends, family, neighbors and fellow birding enthusiasts from Seattle and Ohio. The focus is on teaching my friend and college roommate, Renée, how to get started with birding and mindfulness. And get started she did with gusto. She took nearly all of the photos featured in the book, improved her health through regular walking and is now a card carrying, birding nerd like me. This month’s blog features Renée’s photography in the hopes of inspiring you to also join the club.


“Birding goes hand in hand with mindfulness, and this book is a great resource to get you started doing both! Laura’s enthusiasm, humor, and birding knowledge make this an enjoyable and insightful read.” –Seymore Gulls, Portland, OR birdwatcher/guide, author of Neighborhood Birding 101

Birds of Seattle

photo of Anna's Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
photo of Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
photo of Rhinoceros Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet