Birding for Beginners: South

Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities―especially in the South, where hundreds of different bird species can be seen and observed. Now is the perfect time to join the fun and let our feathered friends astonish and inspire you with Stan Tekiela’s Birding for...

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Birding for Beginners: California

In Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: California, the author shares his insights and remarkable photos that will help you become a skilled birder in the Golden State.  The first section of the book presents “how-to” information. Learn the basics of bird feeders. Get to know your birdseed....

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Birding for Beginners Giveaway

Birding is America’s most popular outdoor activity. And for the millions of Americans suddenly working or sheltered at home, learning the names, colors, and characteristics of nature’s feathered favorites is a brand-new passion. Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners is the only series for new birders that provides expert...

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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...

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How to Start a Rock Collection

Starting a rock collection is a fun and easy way to take home some treasures and learn about the Earth. It is a fabulous family activity and kids will love the treasure hunt. Here are some basic instructions to help you start your own rock...

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Kids Love Bugs

In today’s post we tell you how to take your kids on an exciting bug hunt. Bugs are everywhere, and this is a great family activity. Here is what you need to get started: A store-bought bug house, or a clear plastic/glass container with holes in...

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How to Conduct a Backyard Bird Count

If you’re new to birding, chances are you probably haven’t conducted a backyard bird count before. If you want to be well—and be outdoors—bird-watching is one of the easiest, most accessible options. It’s something one can do in the suburbs, in rural areas, and even...

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