Forsyth Audubon’s Book Club

Forsyth Audubon book club is open to anyone wishing to share learning about
birds and our natural environment.  We welcome diverse thinkers.  Currently
we are planning to meet on zoom.  Email Joy Rochester at
for a zoom link.

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.

Upcoming Selections:

  • January:  Bird Brother by Rodney Stotts
  • February: Conversations with Birds by Priyank Kumar
  • March: Wild Spectacle by Janisse Ray
  • April: What the Robin Knows by Jon Young
  • May: The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik
Bird Brother: A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife By Rodney Stotts, Kate Pipkin (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Rodney Stotts, Kate Pipkin (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781642831740
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Published: Island Press - February 3rd, 2022

To escape the tough streets of Southeast Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, young Rodney Stotts would ride the metro to the Smithsonian National Zoo. There, the bald eagles and other birds of prey captured his imagination for the first time.

Conversations with Birds By Priyanka Kumar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313997
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Published: Milkweed Editions - November 8th, 2022

"Birds are my almanac. They tune me into the seasons, and into myself."So begins this lively collection of essays by acclaimed filmmaker and novelist Priyanka Kumar. Growing up at the feet of the Himalayas in northern India, Kumar took for granted her immersion in a lush natural world.

Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans By Janisse Ray Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595349873
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Published: Trinity University Press - August 23rd, 2022

Looking for adventure and continuing a process of self-discovery, Janisse Ray has repeatedly set out to immerse herself in wildness, to be wild, and to learn what wildness can teach us.

What The Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World By Jon Young Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544002302
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Published: Mariner Books - May 21st, 2013

Award-winning naturalist and author Jon Young's What the Robin Knows reveals how understanding bird language and behavior can help us to see more wildlife.

A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tu

The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession By Mark Obmascik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451648607
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Published: Atria Books - September 27th, 2011

Every January 1, a quirky crowd storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year—a grand, expensive, and occasionally vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would become a grueling battle for a new North American birding record.