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The Sibley Guide to Birds #ChewyInfluencer

I received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review.

Spring is finally arriving in my part of the world, and with it, the return of many birds! Because we usually have a lot of snow and cold winters, a lot of birds leave for warmer climates before making a return when the weather warms. Robins are always the first to come back, but there are many birds that we see that we haven’t known the names of. Luckily all that can change this season as we look at the birds with our new guide, The Sibley Guide to Birds!

This guide is amazing, beautifully illustrated, and full of information. I love how each page has a map showing where you can see each species. This is a book that covers all the birds in the world, so you could certainly take it with you on a trip! From the birds we see all the time, to the very rare species, they are all included. I also like that it includes information about their behaviors, and their habitats.

If you are looking to get into bird watching, be sure to visit Chewy to find this volume and other great books to help get you started.

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Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

Dolphins have always fascinated me, so when we got offered a review copy of the book Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean, I was very excited to read it.

There is something about dolphins that capture our imagination, and if you are anything like me, you want to learn more about them. This book, based on her adult book, is aimed for younger readers (10 & up), but it is certainly enjoyable and interesting for adults as well.

Susan Casey introduces us to the dolphins that she has been studying over a two year period. She looks at the lives of wild dolphins in places like Maui, and even Ireland. Through her adventures in seeking out these beautiful beings, we get a look into their complex social systems, their navigation abilities, and playfulness.

I was so interested to learn about how far back the human dolphin connection really goes. Sadly, the book also touches on the threats that are affecting dolphins today, including noise pollution and more. Hopefully we can do something to ensure that these intelligent and playful dolphins will survive.

The book is easy to read, and even comes with an 8 page photo insert that shows various types of dolphins. It would be a great book for any child (or adult) interested in learning more about dolphins, sea life, or science.

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The Secret Life of Crows

Many people don’t realize just how amazingly smart crows are. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at just how smart and it makes for a really interesting read. Many believe they are just as smart as dolphins and apes which really is incredible.

Some of you may be familiar with how well crows adapt and even in the modern world we have built, they can figure out ways to do amazing things. For example, when a crow wants to break a nut they will often drop it in front of a car, so the car will roll over it for them. They then collect the nut when the light goes read and it’s safe to do so!

Crows also have extremely elaborate social behavior and can raise their young for up to five years. This is very long not only birds but for the majority of species in the animal kingdom. Check out the full infographic now for more information.

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