Hummingbird Books


Our personal nature bookshelf ... part of our collection that we use regularly
Our personal nature bookshelf and library on hummingbirds, butterflies, birds and nature in general ... part of our collection that we use regularly

Books for the Nature Enthusiast

Nature enthusiasts have access to a wide-range of excellent books on a variety of topics.

Our personal library covers a range of nature subjects, including North American birding, hummingbirds, butterflies, wildflowers, ferns, bird feeders/houses, and gardening.

Books on the market today vary in technical detail, geographic coverage, age and audience orientation.

We sorted through our bookshelves for some of our favorite nature books, and have included them in our Hummingbird Store.

Visit the Hummingbird Store ... nature books, hummingbird feeders, books, flags, gifts, videos and more!

A Recent Acquisition to Our Birding Library

We all know that technology and the publishing industry are in a state of change. But birds are not!

One of the recent acquisitions to our birding library is the three-volume book set entitled "Birds of America". It was written by Frank G. Ashbrook, and illustrated by Paul Moller, and each book measures about 3.25" x 5.25". The series was published in 1931 by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin. The series includes The Blue Book, The Red Book, and The Green Book (see photo below).

Birds of America  three volume set written by Frank G. Ashbrook, and illustrated by Paul Moller. Published in 1931 by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin

Hummingbird Education Cards

We were recently provided a series of six Coca-Cola Company cards by our friends at Genius Antiques in Louisiana.

These were distributed in the 1930s to educators in the U.S. Each series of 12 cards was provided in a wrapper that was labeled "Nature Study Cards for use in Visual Instruction."

The World of Nature, Series V - "Among Our Feathered Friends"
#10 The Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Distributed by the Coca-Cola Company, circa 1930s
Card size of 2-1/2" x 4", with artwork by Lynn Bogue Hunt

The World of Nature, Series V, "Among Our Feathered Friends" ... the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, card distributed by the Coca-Cola Co., circa 1930s

Visit the Hummingbird Store ... nature books, hummingbird feeders, nectar, videos and more!