Birding for Beginners: Midwest

Birding for Beginners: Midwest

In Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: Midwest, the author shares his insights and remarkable photos that will help you become a skilled birder in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The book contains 55 species of birds that are all common backyard visitors in the Midwest.

It includes summertime favorites such as orioles, bluebirds and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and year-round residents such as cardinals, chickadees, and nuthatches. The birds Stan has chosen for this book are among the most common and familiar visitors to backyard feeders.

The first section of the book presents “how-to” information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed. Create a bird-friendly yard―and even make your own bird food with do-it-yourself recipes.

Dog Days of Summer

The book’s second section is an identification guide, featuring more than 50 Midwest birds that are most likely to be seen at your backyard feeder or near your home. The species are organized by color, making it simple to identify what you see.

If you spot a yellow bird, go to the yellow section to discover what it is. Each bird gets a full-page photograph with notations about key field marks or identification characteristics. The full-color photos are paired with information ranging from the bird’s nest and eggs to favorite foods, as well as Stan’s fascinating naturalist notes.

Bird Trivia

About the Author: Stan Tekiela studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada and has received national and regional awards for his books and photographs. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota, Stan’s career as a naturalist includes managing a community nature center in the Twin Cities for over two decades. Stan is also a well-known columnist and radio personality, with his syndicated column appearing in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.

Pre-order your Birding for Beginners: Midwest now and start finding joy in the beauty and wonder of birds.

About the Series: Stan’s Birding for Beginners: South is part of Adventure Publications’ Bird-Watching Basics series, which includes Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: California, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Midwest, South, and Southwest.

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Liliane Opsomer
liliane@adventurewithkeen.com
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