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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Binocular Raffle Winner!

Eleanor helps draw the name of the raffle winner

and the winner of a new pair of binoculars is...Diane!

We just had a very nice book signing and talk at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH. We talked about our new The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America, a national guide with large beautiful photos that covers 250 species of North American Birds. At the talk we raffled off a free pair of 8x42 Eagle Optics binoculars to anyone who bought the new book. The lucky winner was Diane, who is just getting into birds and what a nice combo to help her, the new book and binos! It was great to see several kids from the NH Young Birders Club there and one of them, Eleanor, helped pick the raffle winner! Hope they keep up their enthusiasm and learning about birds and hope our new book will help them.


HessJaffrey said...

The talk was delightful...both Don and Lillian encouraged us to use a different mind-set as we approach this guide. THEY have tried to help us understand what we see in a setting and then figure out how to identify the bird...because that's what we encounter. Not just the bird but the bird in an environment.
Previously I've not encountered this helpful-to-me amateur approach. Yes, even for your birder friends, this is a book to put in the glove compartment!
Jaffrey Center, NH Carol

Juniper Christgau said...

We were so glad to hear your lecture and will enjoy the new books at birding club and in our everyday adventures!
- Madison and Juniper

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Thank you all for coming to the talk and book signing and we are so glad to give people more tools and a mindset to help them enjoy and identify birds.