Last updated 3:19AM ET
October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Bird Book for Kids
(2008-04-14)
(WOUB) - Listeners and viewers of W-O-U-B probably recognize the name Julie Zickefoose from her commentaries and writing about birds.

Well, her husband is a bird expert, too, and he's got a new book to prove it.

Bill Thompson the Third has written "The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America."

Thompson is the editor of the magazine "Bird Watchers Digest" and lives near Whipple, in Washington County.

The book goes on sale later this month, just in time for kids to use it for the spring bird migration through our area.

Thompson hopes all the stories and pictures in "The Young Birders Guide" will get kids off the couch and outside to engage in the natural world.

Thompson consulted with 4th, 5th and 6th graders in his daughter Phoebe's class to determine what to put into the book.
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