9 Books About Birds What you never knew about the avians From prose to poetry to non-fiction, birds have been the inspiration for countless writers over the years. Soar higher with these books about our feather friends. 1. The Snow Goose Paul Gallico 2. A Kestrel for a Knave Barry Hines 3. The Snow Geese William Fiennes 4. A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales Horatio Clare 5. The Owl Service Alan Garner 6. Corvus Esther Woolfson 7. Wild Geese Mary Oliver 8. The Pigeon Patrick Suskind 9. Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World Candace Savage Tags: birds, animals View the discussion thread.