Nancy Grant’s newest book, Binge Birding: Twenty Days with Binoculars, describes her road trip exploring the Texas Gulf Coast and five other states during spring migration. It’s the travel adventure that’s like going birding with a friend.

As you read, you’ll be right on the scene finding birds, and learning about their lives and the habitats they choose. In this well-paced travelogue, you’ll also pick up fresh ideas for your own birdwatching fun anywhere, anytime.

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The book is also available in select international markets for local delivery. Scroll down for ordering details.

Notable Reviews:

“Destined to become a standard on a birder’s travel bookshelf, Nancy Grant’s Binge Birding offers a fantastic opportunity for birders at home to experience her travels, and to be inspired to go on their own. Full of fascinating anecdotes and colorful descriptions, this book provides an impressive overview of southern and midwestern flora, fauna, and culture.” — Book Notes reviewer Will Young at Bird Watcher’s Digest

“Relatively early in my birding life I read two books that captured my imagination even more than all those wonderfully new birds in my field guide. The Feather Quest, by Pete Dunne, and Kenn Kaufman’s classic Kingbird Highway introduced me to exotic birds and far-flung locations. More importantly, though, they instilled a desire in me to follow in their authors’ footsteps, to travel to those places and see those birds. Nancy Grant’s Binge Birding: Twenty Days with Binoculars has the potential to do the same.”–G. McCreary at

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“I highly recommend Binge Birding: Twenty Days with Binoculars. Journalist and field naturalist Nancy Grant brings readers right along for a full immersion into the places she visited.” –podcast host Mardi Dickinson,, episode BCR 176

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to read sample pages, and place your order. Let’s go birding together!

Note for international buyers: 

In Great Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Canada, simply search for the book title in English at the Amazon website for your location to find pricing in your local currency and local delivery options. In most areas the book is eligible for Amazon Prime service. If your country is not listed, check your local Amazon website anyway—new options continue to be added.

Nancy says, “Writing books is a long, intensive process. Every book presents its own challenges in time management to gather research, organize the flow of ideas, then write and polish the text. The reward for months of concentrated effort is when the book is in print—and I get to chat with readers at book signings and other meet-and-greet events.”

Since launching the book in early May 2019 at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge near Toledo, Ohio, during The Biggest Week in American Birding, Nancy’s been on the road throughout the region to autograph books and talk about birds with readers at special events in Kentucky, Indiana, and other states. Amazon buyers are posting five-star reviews of the book, and including comments ranging from “fun and informative,” to “lyrical descriptions of the natural landscapes,” and noting that “her observations swept me along and expanded my knowledge about many species.”

Nancy enjoys chatting about birds and natural history during special appearances at wildlife refuges, parks, libraries, and book festivals. She was a featured author at the 2019 Kentucky Book Fair in Lexington, Ky.  She presented writing workshops during the 2022 Heartland Book Festival in Elizabethtown, Ky. Nancy Grant is available for all kinds of events and welcomes inquiries from meeting planners for in-person or virtual presentations. She is also an experienced podcast guest and welcomes media inquiries.

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Nancy Grant is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Earlier books

Grant’s previous books were written at the request of the publishers according to their specifications. In 2008, drawing on her background as an expert in the electric utility industry, she wrote the Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Your Carbon Footprint in the popular series of quick reference books from a division of Penguin. Grant also wrote the science and technology sections of Frozen State, a book about the catastrophic 2009 ice storm and the recovery efforts to restore power after Kentucky’s most extensive natural disaster.

During the early 1990s Grant wrote two photo essay books published by a division of Random House, and contributed to a compendium of writing advice published by HarperCollins.

Although these older books are now out of print, they’re often available on secondary markets. To read a description of the books listed below, simply click on the title to find information from press releases and jacket blurbs when they were originally published.

Frozen State: The deadly beauty of the 2009 ice storm and the heroic story of how Kentuckians fought back

By a team that included Nancy Grant, Robin Roenker, and Debra Gibson
(2009) Published by Kentucky Living magazine and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives

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The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Your Carbon Footprint 

By Nancy Grant
(2008) Published by Alpha/Penguin USA

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Old Glory: A History and Celebration

By Nancy Grant
(1992) Published by Crescent Books, a division of Random House

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Christmas in America

By Nancy Grant
(1991) Published by Crescent Books, a division of Random House

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Tools of the Writer’s Trade

Contributions by Nancy Grant and other members of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, edited by Dodi Schultz
(1991) Published by HarperCollins

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*All Photos by Nancy Grant unless otherwise credited.