The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Georgia

Stan Tekiela’s latest book, The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Georgia, is an easy-to-use guide for anyone interested in seeing and identifying birds. 

The Kids' Gide to Birds of Georgia

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Now more than ever, people feed birds in their backyards, and bird-watching has become very popular for young and old alike. 

Georgia is a fantastic place to see all sorts of birds. In fact, more than 300 species are found here! That makes it one of the top states to watch an incredible variety of birds. In this field guide, Stan features 87 of the most common of these great species. 

There are marvelous habitats in Georgia that are perfect for birds. Each habitat supports different kinds of birds. Ocean lines a portion of southeastern Georgia, and beaches and rocky shores are wonderful places to see a wide variety of shorebirds, such as Brown Pelicans, and wading birds, like the Snowy Egrets.

Georgia also has extensive forests, which are home to many smaller songbirds, like White-breasted Nuthatches. 

Snowy Egret

Northern Georgia has mountain habitat. Birds that prefer this habitat are often bright and colorful, and they build nests in leafy trees. 

Georgia has a lot of rivers and some large lakes. These freshwater environments are home to Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Storks, Great Blue Herons, White Ibis, and more.

The Kids' Guide to Birds of Georgia
Wood Stork

The weather and seasons also play a role. Carolina Wrens, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and many more birds nest in Georgia during summer. Migrating shorebirds, such as Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings, come to the state for Georgia’s warm winters.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male)

A wide array of other birds, including Bald Eagles, live in Georgia all year long. On top of that, backyard birds, most notably buntings, bluebirds, and cardinals, enjoy the seasons year-round. 

Sanderling (in winter)

Georgia is a terrific place to watch all kinds of cool birds, and this handy book will guide kids into a lifetime of appreciating birds and nature. 

About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela has written more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States. Stan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota, and he has received national and regional awards for his books and photography. 

You can follow Stan on Facebook and Twitteror contact him via his web page. Stan’s nationally syndicated NatureSmart Column appears in more than 25 cities spanning 5 states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania) and is circulated to more than 750,000 readers.

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