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The Birdman’s In Print!

July 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special book signing event to celebrate!!

Tom Striker, the guy you know as Birdman, has published a handy and informative guide for birders:


We’re pleased to announce that Becoming A (Better) Birder is exclusively available at Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company for $8.95. We’re planning a special Open House to formally launch Becoming A (Better) Birder featuring Tom’s selective readings from the guide and the opportunity to have Tom sign your copy. The Open House is scheduled for Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and you’re invited!

Tom has taught Bird Identification at Young Harris College and the famous John C. Campbell Folk School since 2008 and Becoming A (Better) Birder is packed with the classroom- and field-tested information that has made his classes popular with hundreds of beginning and experienced birders.  

The guide will help you choose and use the two essential birding tools – binoculars and field guides. You’ll finally understand what all those numbers mean, learn how to adjust your binoculars for top performance, and select a modern field guide from the bewildering variety available.

You’ll see how easy it is to combine field and kitchen-window birding with structured study, fun reading and simple activities to learn to Think Like A Birder and See Like A Birder.

Finally, you’ll be able to browse an informative and humorous guide to the bird families of the Southern Appalachian Region that will help you speed up and simplify identification challenges by putting an unknown bird into its family – then you’re just sorting through family members!

Tom and Sonja Striker opened Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company in 2003, and Tom continues to be a valued member of our staff. He is normally in


July 27, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Blue Ridge Bird Seed Co.
611 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513 United States