National bestselling book: Featured on Midwest, Mountain Plains, New Atlantic, Northern, Pacific Northwest and Southern Regional Indie Bestseller ListsPerfect book for the birder and anti-birder alikeA humorous look at 50 common North American dumb birds: For those who have a disdain for birds or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let’s face it—true.Featuring common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Matt Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. With The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you won’t need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!• Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird’s (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more.• The essential guide to all things wings with migratory maps, tips for birding, musings on the avian population, and the ethics of birdwatching.• Matt Kracht is an amateur birder, writer, and illustrator who enjoys creating books that celebrate the humor inherent in life’s absurdities. Based in Seattle, he enjoys gazing out the window at the beautiful waters of Puget Sound and making fun of birds.”There are loads of books out there for bird lovers, but until now, nothing for those that love to hate birds. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America fills the void, packed with snarky illustrations that chastise the flying animals in a funny, profane way. ” – UncrateA humorous animal book with 50 common North American birds for people who love birds and also those who love to hate birds• A perfect coffee table or bar top conversation-starting book• Makes a great Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, or retirement gift
April 2, 2019
File Size: 53 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese
“There are a lot of great bird field identification guides, but after a day afield with The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you will never look at birds or birdwatching the same again…You need this book if you want to lighten up your birdwatching.”-Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette”There are loads of books out there for bird lovers, but until now, nothing for those that love to hate birds. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America fills the void, packed with snarky illustrations that chastise the flying animals in a funny, profane way. ” -Uncrate”Matt Kracht’s hilarious, fully illustrated, obscenely satirical spoof, ‘The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America.’ The bizarrely-behaving 50 birds that Kracht describes are technically real – the White-Breasted Nuthatch, the Canada Goose, etc. – though the author can’t resist giving them insulting nicknames (The White-Breasted Butt Nugget, for example) while pointing out their various annoying peculiarities.” -Petaluma Argus-CourierHoliday Gift Pick “A delightfully juvenile fake field guide about birds with such names as White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose as they are commonly known.) This book exists solely to make us giggle.”-BookRiot”This genius handbook by Matt Kracht takes a humorous approach to identifying 50 “dumb” North American birds – highlights include the “White-Breasted Butt Nugget” and the “Goddamned Canada Goose,” along with facts about the birds’ “annoying” calls, “dumb” migratory patterns, “downright tacky” markings, etc.”-Refinery 29 About the Author Matt Kracht is a professional designer and art director based in Seattle who enjoys gazing out the window at the beautiful waters of Puget Sound and making fun of birds. <div id="
I enjoy a wide variety of humor. The occasional “f-bomb” does not bother me. This book is an example that too many vulgar words are simply NOT funny. Being a birdwatcher, I was looking forward to a great read. I actually purchased this book as a birthday present for my birdwatching spouse. I had to apologize for my selection. I have read this book once, and that was one time too many. This book will end up in the “charity” box. What a disappointment. Don’t buy this book. Donate the money you save to a birding organization instead.
I was anticipating a book that described birds and explained some of the weird things that each species does as part of their natural behavior. This book is simply a sophomoric attempt at humor; renaming each bird with an inane variation of the proper term and then making a brief, inaccurate comment about it’s activities. If you like making fart noises in your armpit, or using the “F word” as often as possible this book is for you.At this point I don’t know what to do with it. I can’t comfortably donate it to any organization that I know of, and I wouldn’t want to encourage this sort of thing in any fourteen year old males (who might be the only persons who would find it funny.) I’m contemplating burning it.
I thought, from reading the advert and a few “Look Inside” pages that this would be mildly snarky. It was much more profanity-laced as the book went on. Nothing I could enjoy, but, a couple of my siblings find it delightful… all the more because I am so straight-laced and pure of heart that they’d never have expected me to pick out such a book.I still like the drawings, but the “F” bombs were too much for my delicate sensibilities.
As an ornithologist with a cheesy sense of humor, this book really appealed to me. I pre-ordered it and once it arrived and I had wiped away the tears of joy after laughing my ass off, I immediately bought two more copies to give to my coworkers.
As a life-long birder, I appreciate the perversity of North American bird life, and this little book is certainly perverse as well. I also appreciate good satire – after perusing as many bird field guides as I have, this version absolutely nails it in the tongue-in-cheek department! Be prepared – be very prepared – for four-letter words of every variety known to man, however. Do NOT let school-age kids read this unless they already have a mastery of salty vocabulary, or unless you want them to pick up such words immediately. Despite this, and since I’ve heard (and actually used) all those words many times in my six-plus decades of English usage, I greatly recommend this book to all birders who don’t take their avocation – or themselves – too seriously.
If you ever wanted to go birding with a drunk, under-educated frat boy; this is the book for you. I wasn’t bothered by the gutter language, I’ve said most of these words myself. But the text isn’t funny or entertaining. I’m sorry I spent money on this book.
I have a fascination with birds and comedy. This book suffices BOTH of my desires AND THEN SOME! Beautifully written and factual; while also including details illustrations to accompany the witty writing.This is my new favorite bathroom read. I learn and laugh. Highly recommended for all bird lovers and even bird haters! All will enjoy reading this book and gain new insight into the squawking and annoying beasts that loom overhead.
Hands down one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. Matt Kracht is brilliant. This book will make you laugh out loud. I’ve read pages to my husband and we’ve both been in stitches. I’ve given this book to a friend who loved it so much she took it to her local coffee shop and read it out loud to her friends. It’s witty, snarky, insightful, and entertaining. The drawings are edgy and fun. I can’t recommend it enough for those with a dark and dry sense of humor. If you are a ‘birder’ with no sense of humor, then don’t buy it. 🙂
Some reviews stating they didn’t expect vulgarity/swearing/etc in this book? Really? Did you not preview the couple pages or at least guess that this book is intended as a harsh joke? Gave it to a family member as a Christmas gift, as they always have some choice birds through the seasons that they dislike – it was an immediate hit! Lots of laughs over the ‘colorful’ illustrations and definitions. Thanks author!
Oh my goodness, I laughed. I have bird watchers in my family and while I enjoy birds and love having them around, I am not a bird watcher.I am not thrilled when birds (swallows) nest ON my home, I am not thrilled while I clean bird poop off my furniture, and I am not thrilled when crows wake me up at 3:30a.m, as the sun is rising in northern Canada.But I was thrilled with this hilarious book!
I was hoping this would be a book of both entertaining and useful information, but it’s not. My boyfriend recently developed an interest in birds and I thought this would be a great alternative to standard bird books. Unfortunately it doesn’t have any useful factual information. It’s better suited to an experienced bird lover that would appreciate something different and is not fitting for a new learner.
Purchased this as a gift for my hardcore birding father. He read the title, and asked “what is this for?” I asked him to just read a page and he was in tears laughing so hard. Honestly it isn’t a book to read cover to cover but a couple pages at a time will get you a great laugh. Be warned, there is “fowl” language in it, so that might bother someone.
This book will make you laugh, guaranteed! I have bought several more for friends who need cheering up . Great for birders and even more for those who don’t realize they are .
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