Nature in the Neighborhood by Gordon Morrison — This book is a beautiful guide to nature in the neighborhood. The author focuses on wildlife found in an ordinary neighborhood throughout the seasons.
Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds by Miyoko Chu — Learn about the lives of songbirds as they move from continent to continent with the seasons.
The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places: AfricanBlack and Brown Faces Americans Making Nature and the Environment a Part of Their Everyday Lives by Dudley Edmonson — Photographs and interviews with people of color who are deeply involved with our natural spaces. Insightful and inspiring.
Birds of Central Park by Cal Vornberger — Vornberger captures the beauty of wild birds in the heart of New York City.
The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds: Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small by Stephen W. Kress — Includes a wonderful variety of practical techniques and resources for habitat improvement.
City Birding : True Tales of Birds and Birdwatching in Unexpected Places — by Mark Allison, Curtis Badger, Mary Durant, Mark S. Garland, James Gorman, Paul A Johnsgard, John Nichols, Marienn Winn, Julie Zickefoose — You’ll be amazed at what species of birds can still be found in the ‘remaining pockets’ of habitat present in heavily urbanized areas.
Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird by Andrew D. Blechman — Pigeons: you either love them or hate them! Are they just “rats with wings” or much more? Learn all about them in this wonderful, comprehensive, and very readable book.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv — There is a growing disconnect between children and nature. Children’s lives are out of balance, with little free time. They are spending most of their time in structured indoor activities and less and less time simply playing outdoors. People protect what they value, and they value what they know and appreciate. If children don’t cherish the natural environment, there is a good chance that they won’t grow up to be good stewards of the earth that sustains us.
Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn (1999) — Highlights the saga of Pale Male a Red-tailed Hawk that takes residence in the heart of New York City.
Life of The Skies: Birding at the End of Nature by Jonathan Rosen, who birdwatches in Central Park frequently.