Margaret Harmon

A Field Guide to North American Birders--A Parody


This clever and endearing book reminds us that we came for the birds and stay a little longer for the people. It encourages us to celebrate our own personal birding style--our contribution to the Great Mosaic. And scientific names are nice; referring to ourselves in Latin gives us gravitas.

The book underscores the contributions (and costs) of having this many people looking out for birds and habitat. As Harmon puts it, "On an interdependent earth, there is no such thing as a boring birder."

Selected Works

A New Book of Modern Fables
An American Aesop's newest fables help us become who we want to be --alone, together, or in a mob. Perfect for troubled times, fables are problem-solving tools.
Birding Humor
Birders watch birds--and other birders. That's the premise of Margaret Harmon's laugh-out-loud parody in classic field guide format. It identifies our favorite companions on the trail--and the few we'd like to strangle. "[It shows] why birding is so much fun." BIRDING Magazine
Modern Fables
explores life's most serious issues--by playing with them. These sly tales, surprising and rich, empower as they amuse."Hedonistic and luxurious"Los Angeles Times

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