2018 Great Backyard Bird Count wild-release challenge, Feb. 1-28:

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The 21st annual GBBC - Great Backyard Bird Count - will be held from Feb. 16-19, and this bird-themed wild-release challenge is held for the full month of February in its honor.

You don't have to participate in the bird-count to join the release challenge, but if you're at all interested in birds it's worth a look. The Audubon Society web site describes the count here ( http://www.audubon.org/---/about-great-backyard-bird-count ), but in short: the bird count encourages people around the world to note the different types and numbers of birds they see during this 4-day period, and log the results online; here's the web site for the count itself ( http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ ). It's fun and easy - you can participate just to report that one bird you saw outside your window or on the way to work, or you can keep more careful records throughout that weekend.

This wild-release challenge will run through the month of February. Qualifying books include: books ABOUT birds, with birds on the COVER, and/or with birds, types of birds, or parts of birds ("beak", "feather", "quill", etc.) in the TITLE, SUB-TITLE, or AUTHOR. Associated words like "fly" or "perch", "egg" or "nest" or "sing" will work, too. (If you aren't sure about a word being bird-related, make a convincing argument and I'll let it in. See last year's thread for examples: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538561 ) Embedded words are fine, as long as they're within one title/sub-title word and are in the same language as the book's title.

The release notes should include a reference to the challenge AND a link to the bird-count site. (Once the count's over people can still enjoy browsing the sightings around the world.)

Again, you don't have to participate in the bird-count in order to participate in the challenge, though if you want to do so that'd be cool! (Posting your bird-counts here isn't necessary either, but might be fun, especially if you spot anything unusual.)

Because the count is for wild birds, only wild releases will count for the challenge.

Prizes: I'll give a book or wings-for-a-month to the person with the most qualifying releases, and to one other participant, chosen randomly.

No need to sign up; just post releases in this thread, starting Feb. 1 - and enjoy!





I'll see what else I can come up with!


...such as embedded "HEN"s (any book with "when" or "then", etc.), or books published by Penguin or Puffin - most, if not all, will have tiny bird-logos on the cover somewhere.


I've got a couple of books that qualify.


It was fun in the past. :)



Breaking Free – Chick on the cover


Breaking Free – Chick on the cover

The book's a perfect candidate, but this challenge is for wild releases only. People are welcome to list controlled releases if they want to - the titles might give ideas to others {wry grin} - but they won't count for the most-releases tally. [To help me out, I'd appreciate it if anyone who does post controlled releases puts them in a separate part of the post from the wild releases, and doesn't include them in the running count.]


1. CROW Call ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774090/ ), photo.

2. Antarctic Antics: A Book of PENGUIN Poems ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884393/ ), photo.

3. The Wolf-BIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564491/ ), photo.

4. Interrupting CHICKEN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14888194/ ), wild release, photo.


1. The Great Santini (Bantam rooster on cover)


on the back cover. Nothing on the front. Would this count? Thanks


on the back cover. Nothing on the front. Would this count? Thanks

If you post it in the JE I'll accept it. (I think I've used a back-cover image myself a time or two!)


If you post it in the JE I'll accept it.

Thanks. I had put the image it in there already, just in case. : )



5. National Geographic Angry BIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844093/ ), photo.

6. Baba Didi and the GODWITs Fly ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813402/ ), photo.

7. CROW Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14882779/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [Released to a Little Free Library on ROBIN Hill Rd, for extra points {grin}.]



ETA: You allowed sing, how about song? Thanks!


ETA: You allowed sing, how about song? Thanks!



1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13792382 Closed for the Season by Mary DOWNing Hahn

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800804/ Disney's Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher ROBIN

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759740/ Heart of Honor by Kat MARTIN


2. Lazy Ozzie (owl on cover)
3. A Toad for Tuesday (owl on cover)
4. How I Feel Happy (bird on cover)


8. Bridge of BIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774104/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

9. Titus CROW ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14461163/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


8. Bridge of BIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774104/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

I love that book!


5. Shroud for a [NIGHTINGALE]
6. Colors (bird on cover)
7. Disney's Pocahontas (bird on cover)


8. [CHICK]a [CHICK]a Boom Boom
9. Little Critter's the Picnic (flying birds on cover)


10. Usborne 1001 Animals to Spot (birds on cover)
11. Sanctuary (flying bird on cover)


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 1



I OKed back covers a little way up-thread ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9071971 ); go for it!


2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14701253/ The VULTURE - Jill Scott-HERON


12. Animal Homes (bird on cover)
13. Night Tree (birds on cover)
14. The ABCs of Asthma (bird on cover)


10. The RAVENmaster's Secret ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14443657/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

11. The FALCON's Malteser ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796280/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

12. Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14771681/ ), for the birds on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

13. Creation ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755603/ ), for the bird on the cover; it's about John James Audubon, for extra bird-points. Photo.

14. The BUZZARDs Must Also Be Fed ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794820/ )


15. Forest Hotel (birds on cover)


15. The BLUE JAY's Dance: A Birth Year ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14818675/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

16. PENGUINS Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872128/ ), photo.

17. Footprints at the Window ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738221/ ), for the bird on the cover;
multiple challenges, photo.

18. BIRDs Asleep ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908040/ ), photo.

19. The EAGLE and the NIGHTINGALEs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14829872/ ), wild release, photo.


16. Wild Wild World (birds on cover)



4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14717216/ The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog [bird on the back cover]

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744897/ Paulette the Pinkest Puppy in the World by Tim BugBIRD


20. The Strange Last Voyage of Donald CROWhurst ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908578/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

21. The CUCKOO's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875056/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

22. The Quotable BIRD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908581/ ), multiple challenges.


17. Wonders of the Desert World (owl on cover)


6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14817286/ Winnie the Pooh's Thinking Spot # 8: Fog: Why Is the Sky All Gray? [owl on the cover]

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738314/ Pooh: Just Be Nice... to Your Little Friends! [birds on the cover]

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901335/ Only In My Arms [bird on the cover]

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755562/ The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Caws amd Effect [crow on the cover]

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759652/ Kiss Me, I'm Perfect! [eagle and another bird on the cover]

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746044/ Pooh: Good as Gold [owl on the cover]

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762597/ Every Living Thing: Stories [birds and eggs in a nest on the cover]

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753557/ SONG Dogs: A Novel

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469790/ Go DOWN, Moses


15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14788577/ WINGman on Ice

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781043/ Pooh and the Dragon [Big Bird on the back cover]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753491/ Pooh: A Hunny, Funny, Sunny Day! [birds on the cover]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732694/ Malala Yousafzai: A True Book by ROBIN S. Doak

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875589/ The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses [seven birds on the back cover]

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876393/ BLACKBIRDS

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736002/ SisterCHICKS on the Loose!

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709887 The Adventures of ROBIN Hood

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14750328/ The BIRDs' Christmas Carol

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14851067/ The NIGHTINGALE Legacy

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690550 CHICKS Laying Nest EGGS : How 10 Skirts Beat the Pants Off Wall Street...And How You Can Too!

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826515/ A to Z Mysteries: The CANARY Caper

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260002/ The SPARROW

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469678/ Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom [dove on the cover]

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908886/ Catherine, Called BIRDy

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718757/ The Empty NEST: 31 Parents Tell the Truth About Relationships, Love, and Freedom After the Kids FLY the COOP

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751542/ Do PENGUINS Have Knees? and Other Imponderables

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14827262/ We'll Always Have PARROTS: A Meg Langslow Mystery

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736698/ The Cat Who Knew a CARDINAL

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14793805/ NIGHTINGALE Way


18. An Object of Beauty by Steve [MARTIN]


These are all wild releases to LFLs, with photos:

23. Whistled Like a BIRD: The Untold Story of Dorothy Putnam, George Putnam, and Amelia Earhart ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762532/ ), multiple challenges. (I found a really charming Snoopy-as-pilot LFL located at a small airfield for this one.)

24. FireBIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872127/ ), multiple challenges

25. The SINGing Life of BIRDs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796286/ )

26. The GOLDFINCH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813365 )

27. That QUAIL, Robert ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742695/ )

28. The Day of the PELICAN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14501427/ )

29. The COCKATOO Crime ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14425036/ ), multiple challenges


(I found a really charming Snoopy-as-pilot LFL located at a small airfield for this one.)

Wonderful! Thanks for posting a picture of that one. It's adorable.


Released on time. Posted late.

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774134/ Curtains for the CARDINAL

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14848550/ LARK

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14776790/ Code Name: DOVE

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14846521/ Hornet's NEST

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14864552/ Crouching BUZZARD, Leaping LOON: A Meg Langslow Mystery

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14845006/ Do PENGUINS Have Knees?

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746298/ Six GEESE A-Slaying: A Meg Langslow Mystery

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14797795/ Cutthroat [feather on the cover]

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14819497/ Bones of Coral [parrot on the cover]

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14906775/ Brain by ROBIN Cook

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14834723/ From My Window [birds on the cover]

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753558/ Hollywood CROWS: A Novel

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783968/ The Ugly DUCKLING

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14887331/ The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance [bird logo on the spine - picture in JE]

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787340/ Valentine's Day [birds on the cover]

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14697707/ Hans Andersen Fairy Tales: The Ugly DUCKLING and The Beetle


3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913048/ The NIGHTINGALE of Mosul


19. Deadly Valentine (Bantam rooster on cover)
20. Go, Diego, Go! Time to Sleep (toucan on cover)


30. Miss PEREGRINE's Home for Peculiar Children ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913066/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


21. My Very First Book of Colors (bird on cover)
22. Mocking[JAY] (bird on cover)
23. The Grilling Season (Bantam rooster on cover)



24. Beautiful Souls (flying birds on cover)
25. Zapped by Carol Higgins C[LARK]


4 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915181/ Mailman of the BIRDsville Track


32. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874205 ), for the bird on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

33. Beware the Tufted Duck ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915892/ ), photo.


See more info here if interested: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

In previous years I've been frustrated by birds that were always around before the bird-count weekend, but which failed to show up while I was ready to tally them. Hope that doesn't happen this year!


26. Snappy Fun with Opposites (flying bird on cover)
27. Picture Pops Farm (duckling on cover)


34. As If A BIRD Flew By Me ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14231755 ), photo. [Update: caught!]

[I spent a couple of hours counting birds this morning, from the comfort of my easy chair; the feeders out front attract a nice variety. Got to see most of the regulars, cardinals, jays, chickadees, hairy and downy woodpeckers, even a wren, but the nuthatches, titmice and red-bellied woodpeckers didn't show. I did see two turkey vultures circling up high while I was out running errands, though.]


28. The Art of Mexican Cooking by [JAY] Aaron
29.The Story About Ping (duck on cover)
30. [FLY]ing Hero Class
31. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-[DUCK]


32. Fools [CROW] (Penguin icon on cover)
33. An Absence of Light (Bantam rooster on cover)
34. Lord of Emperors (bird on cover)


Finally I've managed to join in the challenge:

1. The HEN who dreamed she could fly http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853674/

Hopefully I'll managed to release a few more before the end of the month.


35. BIRD Box ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813443/ ), photo.

36. Fried by Jury ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908575/ ), for the chickens on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

37. 50 Ways to Eat COCK: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14774084/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



35. The New York Trilogy (penguin symbol on cover)
36. Drawing for Young Artists (duckling on cover)


How about the word COOP (as in chicken coop)?


How about the word COOP (as in chicken coop)?

Sure, go for it!


37. The Art of Detection (Bantam rooster on cover)
38. Shroud for a [NIGHTINGALE]
39. Get That Pest! (chicken on cover)


40. Easy Pieces Puzzles: Tree Tops (toucan on cover)
41. The Omnivore's Dilemma (Penguin icon on cover)
42. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes (duckling on cover)


with release photos

1. Don't Fidget a FEATHER! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14898629
- duck & gander on cover

2. Mattimeo - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901325
- bird on back cover

3. Huzzard BUZZARD - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14915048

4. Animal Madness - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14911662
- bird on back cover

5. JACKDAWS - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918195

6. WHEN the CASSOWARY Pooped (hen, cassowary) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921204

7. DOWN the Colorado - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917505

8. Book! Book! Book! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917503
- bird on cover

9. author James SWANson (swan) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12922354

no release photos

10. The PENGUIN Who Wanted to Be Different - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14918212

11. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14917500
- bird on cover

12. GOOSE on the Loose - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910721

13. Crouching BUZZARD, Leaping LOON - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910720

14. Spread Your WINGS and FLY - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12354048
- birds on cover

15. Bunny My Honey - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919887
- bird on cover

16. Watch Out for the CHICKEN Feet in Your Soup - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14919903


6. WHEN the CASSOWARY Pooped (hen, cassowary) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921204

Good one! Sounds like a cool book, too!

13. Crouching BUZZARD, Leaping LOON - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910720

I enjoyed that one ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11555436/ )!



45. The Ascent of Money (penguin icon of cover)
46. Disney's Winnie the Pooh's A to Zzzz (owl on cover)
47. A Taxonomy of Barnacles (bird on cover)


38. LARK Rise ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921194/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


48. Build-A-Bible Storybook! (birds on cover)
49. Baby's Book of Rhymes (birds on cover)
50. Troubled Man by [HEN]ning Mankell


39. In the Pines ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14891366/ ), for the bird on the cover; photo.

40. The Song the OWL God Sang ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14928010/ ), photo.

41. Fifty Shades of CHICKEN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14867450/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

42. How to be a (Bad) BIRDwatcher ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14425060/ ), photo.

43. I'll Be With You in the Squeezing of a Lemon ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14681390/ ), for the penguin logo on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

44. The Face on the Cutting Room Floor ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14723188/ ), for the penguin logo on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

45. FireBIRDs Rising ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813448/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



51. The Last Innocent Man (Bantam rooster on cover)


46. Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14926987 ), for the chick on the cover; photo.

47. A Sticky Situation ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871037 ) for the cardinal on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.


5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924136/ The Big Twitch (book about a bird watching competition + birds on cover)
6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924138/ The Gonna BIRD
7 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924140/ The Little Red HEN
8 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924142/ Waddle Giggle Gargle! (bird on cover)
9 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924149/ Delicate Edible BIRDs
10 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14924367/ The EGGheads Quizbook
11 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14928571/ The Cockney SPARROW
12 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14928573/ Antarctica: Where the Emperor is a PENGUIN


52. Trust Me (swans on cover)
53. The Donkey Tells His Side of the Story: Hey God, I’m Sorry to Be Stubborn, But I Just Don’t Like Anyone Riding on My Back! (chicken on cover)
54. The Cat Who Sang for the [BIRD]s


tomato68 3 yrs ago
Release 2


55. Red Hat Society's Domestic Goddess (feathers on cover)
56. The Narrows (crow on cover)
57. Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen [COOP]er


1. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916250/ King of the Birds (multiple challenges)
2. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916251/ Eagles (multiple challenges)
3. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916240/ The Bird Book (multiple challenges)
4. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14916242/ Birds (Factbook) (multiple challenges)


58. Grover's Guessing Game About Animals (bird on cover)
59. Because of You (penguin icon on cover)

That's it for me!
Total books released: 59
Thanks for hosting, GoryDetails!


5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564647/ The Rain Sparrow (multiple challenges)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13543435/ Dr. Nightingale Comes Home (multiple challenges)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12882700/ Birdology (multiple challenges)


48. A is for AVOCET ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14935788/ ), a bird-themed ABC book; multiple challenges, photo.

49. Down and Dirty BIRDING ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14457944/ ), photo.

50. The Alabaster EGG ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813362/ ), photo.

51. Roast CHICKEN And Other Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14825334/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

52. The Messenger of Athens ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14461835/ ), for the bird on the cover; multiple challenges.

53. Beowulf and Grendel ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13629765/ ), for the bird-ornament on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

54. The Third Plate ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14610181/ ), for the duck on the cover; multiple challenges, photo.

That wraps it up for me. Will allow a few more days for late-breaking posts and then I'll tally the results. Thanks for playing!


Released on time. Posted late.

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874129/ Walt Disney All About You Volume 11 [ducks on the cover]

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741127/ CHICKEN Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Critters

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14754063/ The Adventures of Goliath: Goliath's Easter Parade [chicken on the cover]

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753366/ A Fish in His Pocket [bird on the cover]

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14785198/ CHICKEN Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession


Released on time. Posted late.

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14914788/ The Pooh Cook Book [owl on the cover]

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469822/ Wonderful Alexander and the CatWINGSs: A CatWINGS Tale

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826516/ FLIGHT: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736003/ CHICKEN Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14864553/ A 2nd Helping of CHICKEN Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920374/ A 3rd Serving of CHICKEN Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773298/ I Spy a PENGUIN

63 - As the CROW FLIES: A Walk from Edinburgh to London in a Straight Line


Released on time. Posted late.

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736713/ CHICKEN Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910678/ Counting Up, Counting Down by Harry TurtleDOVE

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900609/ CHICKEN Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9 - 13

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14795444/ CHICKEN Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469681/ Feed the BIRDS

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14876394/ Pooh's Easter EGG Hunt

70 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469679/ BIRDS of the World: SeaBIRDS

71 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260004/ The FEATHER Quest: A North American BIRDer's Year

72 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738316/ The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [birds on the cover]

73 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260005/ BIRDS on the Move: A Guide to New England's Avian Invaders

74 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14859219/ D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by StepHEN E. Ambrose

75 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14851167/ CHICKEN Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers

76 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14926966/ CHICKEN Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life Love and Learning

77 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921259/ CHICKEN Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits


Released on time. Posted late.

78 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14776791/ A Second CHICKEN Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women

79 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14846522/ CHICKEN Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits

80 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746299/ A 2nd Helping of CHICKEN Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

81 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921066/ CHICKEN Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

82 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14797796/ CHICKEN Soup for the Soul of America: Stories to Heal the Heart of Our Nation

83 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14890729/ CHICKEN Soup for the Father's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Fathers

84 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736689/ CHICKEN Soup With Rice: A Book of Months

85 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759742/ CHICKEN Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9 - 13

86 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855012/ CHICKEN Soup for the Preteen Soul 2: Stories About Facing Challenges, Realizing Dreams and Making a Difference

87 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14845007/ Dino FLIGHT


Released on time. Posted late.

88 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739575/ The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [birds on the cover]

89 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736699/ CHICKEN Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits

90 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260003/ Spix's MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest BIRD

91 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090869/ Pegasus in FLIGHT

92 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469680/ Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a PARROT Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

93 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753303/ CHICKEN Soup for the Kid's Soul: 101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter

94 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14757343/ CHICKEN Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life Love and Learning

95 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755988 CHICKEN Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship

96 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14830977/ CHICKEN Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning

97 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14819498/ CHICKEN Soup for the Golfer's Soul: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links

98 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14906776/ CHICKEN Soup for the Gardener's Soul: 101 Stories to Sow Seeds of Love, Hope and Laughter

99 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843004/ CHICKEN Soup for the Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans

100 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763632/ CHICKEN Soup for the Single's Soul

101 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14772817/ CHICKEN Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter in the World of Sports

102 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14741056/ CHICKEN Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul: Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them

103 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739833/ CHICKEN Soup for the Golfer's Soul: The 2nd Round: 101 More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links

104 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14871340 The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm [Penguin logo on the book]

~ the end ~

Thanks for a fun Challenge!


Thanks to everyone who participated! We released books in 3 countries and 8 US states, with 258 books released!

Prize for most releases (as solittletime didn't play for prizes): SqueakyChu! Wishlist book to be sent.

And a randomly-chosen prize for participating: tabby-cat-owner! Wishlist book to be sent.


One more that I'm only getting around to posting now..

LFL release with photo

17. Dog Tails - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930663
- bird on cover


wingeponine38wing 2 yrs ago


Excellent post however I was wondering if you could write a little more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Many thanks!

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Excellent post however I was wondering if you could write a little more on this subject?

Hi, and welcome - if you're really joining BC and not just devising a clever excuse for posting spam links [since removed by Support - thanks!]. My original post includes links to the bird-count site and to Audubon's site, which should provide any additional info. And the site FAQ (link at the bottom of the page and under the "info" tab) will explain how to be a BookCrosser.


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