I recently got to read the urban birder by David Lindow, which my library actually has a signed copy, and heavily enjoyed it. My brother just started birding and i told him to read it as it should inspire him as it inspired me that anyone can bird no matter the setting. The book gives a good idea of how the author bird watched as a child a lot of the time with his birding buddy and their amazing birding adventures together. The book can inspire not only the common birder but any outdoorsman or woman. Not only does it give great tips on birding it also incorporates them into exciting stories from birding at home to school to the world it gives good insight on everything you need to know and more.