Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Backyard Guide
DIVFilled with beautiful photos and entertaining, informative entries, Midwestern Birds is the perfect no-nonsense quick guide for the 55 most common species in the Midwestern United States./div
Birds of Ohio
Author: James S. McCormac, Gregory Kennedy, Jim McCormac
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
An outstanding field guide that features 342 of the state's most abundant or notable bird species. Each account includes an accurate, full-color illustration and a range map, as well as detailed information on habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, similar s
From the expert editors at Cool Springs Press, a series of regional bird books that love the outdoors as much as you do. “Patience is a virtue,” said no backyard bird ever. That’s why, when these busy creatures come flitting into view, you need to have your resources ready at a moment’s notice. Have you spent all this time mistaking temporarily intoxicated Cedar Waxwings for injured ones? A forgivable error, but with the Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the Midwest, you’ll be duly crediting those fermented wild berries in no time. Each book in this series has been conveniently packaged in a field-sized 5”x8” format: large enough to showcase the gorgeous close-up photography within, but small enough to keep dependably at the ready. In this edition, each of the Midwest region’s 80 most popular bird species gets its own page, complete with a concise description, preferred habitat, feeding and migration habits, and tips for attracting them to your bird feeders. Illustrated with colorful range maps, vibrant images, and a brilliant tabbed layout that helps you quickly search for birds by color, this portable field book will never again leave that elusive Pileated Woodpecker unimpressed with your sub-par suet supply. Midwestern states include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Nebraska. Look for our other four Field Guide to Backyard Birds titles, covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.
Iowa Bird Watching
Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
There are no state-specific books on how to appreciate birds and learn more about them. Like gardening, bird watching is a regional hobby, and the birds that frequent the backyards of Missouri differ from the birds found in Michigan. This series targets beginning and intermediate bird watchers from each Midwestern state. The books are state-specific and highlight the birds that are found in each state. In addition to the profile, each bird entry includes a map to identity the specific range covered by the bird. 100 birds are presented via full-color photographs for accurate identification. Full-color seasonal section informs the reader of: the migrating birds that can be seen that month, the foods that attract those birds, the plants that can assist in attracting birds. Our partner, Bird Watcher's Digest, has sold more than 4 million copies of their booklets on bird varieties, bird habitat, feeding, and related outdoor topics.
Featuring an abundance of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this ultimate birding resource is jam-packed with information on more than two hundred species.
Covers more than 150 species of North American birds and includes nearly 300 full-color photos, 150 range maps and 500 additional illustrations, as well as tips on feeding, birdhouses and creating bird-friendly backyard landscapes. Original.
From the birds who wake us in the morning with their cheerful chorus to those who flock to our feeders and brighten a gloomy winter day, birds fascinate us with their lively and interesting behavior and provide essential services from controlling pest populations to pollinating crops. And yet for all the benefits they provide, many species across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are in danger of extinction due to loss of habitat, agricultural expansion, changing forest conditions, and interactions with humans. In Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest, Matt Williams profiles forty of the most beautiful and interesting birds who winter, breed, or migrate through the Midwest and whose populations are most in danger of disappearing from the region. Each profile includes the current endangered status of the species, a description of the bird's vocal and nesting patterns, and tips to help readers identify them, along with stunning color images and detailed migration maps. An exquisite and timely examination of our feathered friends, Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest is a call to action to protect these vulnerable and gorgeous creatures that enliven our world.
Kitchen Table Bird Book
Author: John Ham, David Mohrhardt
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (MI)
An exceptional reference for people who spend much of their time bird-watching at home by looking out windows. The 77 species discussed represent the most common of the small birds that come to feeders, or which land on marsh, lawn, or woodland edges. It offers information on how to attract birds to feeders, discusses plumage changes and offers tips on identification.
The Birds of Indiana
Author: Russell E. Mumford
Identifies over three hundred and ninety species of birds commonly found in Indiana, describes their habitat, characteristics, and behavior, and provides information on migrations and population
A guide to 125 of the most common birds of the Dakotas, organized by color.
DIVThe decline of bird species in a wide range of North American habitats—forests, prairies, shrublands, mountain regions, marshes, and deserts—has inspired two decades of intense scientific study of bird ecology and conservation. But for professional scientists and amateur birders alike, interpreting the results of these diverse studies is often complex and bewildering. This accessible book pulls together recent research on bird species and habitats to show how basic ecological principles apply in seemingly different situations. Robert A. Askins provides an engaging introduction to bird ecology and concepts of landscape ecology, focusing on such intriguing species as Bachman’s Warbler, Red Crossbill, Mountain Plover, and Marbled Murrelet. Understanding the ancient landscapes of North America and how humans have changed them, Askins says, is essential for devising plans to protect and restore bird populations. In addition to such obvious changes to the landscape as the clearing of forests and plowing of prairies, more subtle changes also dramatically affect birds. Species may disappear when we interrupt natural disturbances by suppressing wildfires or trapping out beaver, or when we disrupt habitat with roads and housing developments. Askins challenges some of the assumptions that underlie current conservation efforts and offers concrete recommendations, based on sound ecological principles, for protecting the rich natural diversity of North America’s birds./div
Birds of Ohio
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Make bird watching in Ohio even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Ohio. This book features 111 species of Ohio birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
"Companion to Birds of Wisconsin audio CDs"--Cover.
Author: Sheryl DeVore
Publisher: Falcon PressPub Company
Where-to site guide to over 100 of the best birding locations in Illinois including maps, photos and directions.
Audubon Birdhouse Book
Author: Margaret A. Barker, Elissa Wolfson, Stephen W. Kress
Publisher: Voyageur Press
DIVA visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends./divDIV /divDIVProduced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies./div