Stan Tekiela Presents: The Pileated Woodpecker

There are only a handful of birds that elicit pure excitement and joy when they show up at your backyard feeding station. The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is our largest woodpecker species in America and Canada. Some say it is the second largest woodpecker. It...

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How to Get Your Kids into Bird-Watching

Want to get your kids interested in bird-watching? Adventure Publications editor, dad, and bird nerd Brett Ortler gives you his tried-and-true tips. Start with the Backyard  One of the perks of bird-watching as a hobby is its convenience—when you set up bird feeders, you can bring the...

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Bats Have an Incredible Story to Tell

There are 45 species of bats found in the United States. All of them are amazing flying mammals that have special adaptations and abilities that help them survive. They are a crucial part of many different ecosystems, they provide people with many benefits, and bats...

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Birds of Michigan a Great Gift for Birders

In today’s post, Stan Tekiela, author of the Birds of Michigan field guide, tells us where to sight birds in the Great Lakes State. Millions of people in Michigan have discovered the joy of bird-feeding. Setting out feeders is a simple and fun way to bring birds...

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Can You Count the Critters?

Stan Tekiela’s latest children’s book Can You Count the Critters? helps young children learn to count and recognize iconic, adorable animals at the same time. The wildlife shown is sure to captivate your counter’s attention. Watching your kids learn to count is both satisfying and thrilling....

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