Birding Journal: Through the Seasons by Vanessa Sorensen

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The Perfect Birding Companion

Enjoy a variety of options for recording your favorite moments:

  • Note which birds you see, and when and where you see them
  • Sketch unknown species to look up later
  • Document the birds eating at your feeder
  • Compare first arrivals from year to year
  • Keep track of your life list and other checklists

The Birding Journal by birder and graphic artist Vanessa Sorensen also includes tidbits about birding-related topics, including information about attracting birds to your yard, tips to maintain a bluebird box, and lists of national birding hotspots.

Whether you're a beginning bird watcher or a seasoned birder, this beautiful journal--with its sophisticated art and elegant style--is a book you'll use again and again.

Vanessa Sorensen is a graphic artist whose work is influenced by her training in zoology. Vanessa studied black bear behavior to obtain her master's degree. She then worked as an exhibit designer for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences where she was able to combine her interests in science an art. This inspired her to return to school to study art and design. She is the author of Zen Kitty and Zen Birds and is currently a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Birds been a persistent and pervasive presence in Vanessa's life since her first ornithology class in college. Through years of living in the field and working at the museum, Vanessa learn the appearance, songs, behavior and habitat of many species of birds. She married an ornithologist, and the couple "nest" together in Ohio. His love of birds is contagious and a constant inspiration. Her affection for both (husband and birds) continues to grow through the years.

Table of Contents:




  • March
  • April
  • May


  • June
  • July
  • August


  • September
  • October
  • November


  • December
  • January
  • February

From Year to Year

Key to Illustrations

Birding Life List


Adventure Publications

Pub Date: February 02, 2011

0.6" H x 8.4" L x 5.5" W

148 pages