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Children's Nonfiction Birds

Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area

by (author) Damon Calderwood & Donald E. Waite

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Birds, Environmental Conservation & Protection, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics on birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fun projects that allow children to get up close and personal with nature while respecting the habitats of birds in the wild. The book includes guidelines on how to look for or attract birds in backyards, city parks, and rural areas; how to take pictures of birds or record information about them in a log book; how to help endangered or at-risk species; what to do if you find a hurt bird or abandoned nest; and much more. This informative guide also includes a list common and scientific species names, a glossary of birding terms, and all the basic equipment you need to become an avid or casual birder.

About the authors

From a young age, Damon Calderwoodhas always been interested in wildlife. Graduating in 1991 with a degree in animal biology, he taught high school for several years before turning to a career in acting. Since then, he has appeared in over 175 stage and television productions. When not acting, he pursues wildlife photography and maintains a photo website at Damon lives in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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Donald E. Waite is a former RCMP officer, an established historian, and an accomplished bird photographer with over four decades’ experience. Waite opened a portrait studio in Maple Ridge, BC, in 1971 and sustained his passion for photography after retirement. He is the author of numerous books on birding and BC regional history.

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