Learn to Easily Identify Birds with Midwest Birding Companion

Peaceful, relaxing, and inspiring―birding can yield a lifetime of satisfaction. For some, the simple observation of birds is enough to fill them with joy. Others prefer to make it more interactive, striving to see a variety of species and learning to identify them. If you’re among the latter, the Midwest Birding Companion is just for you. 

Midwest Birding Companion

Written by award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela (known throughout the country for his best-selling bird identification guides), the Midwest Birding Companion is part how-to book, part field guide, and part journal. 

Millions of people have discovered bird feeding. It’s a simple and enjoyable way to bring the beauty of birds closer to your home. Watching birds at your feeder often leads to a lifetime pursuit of bird identification. This birding guide to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin brings a new approach to bird-watching. 

No matter where you are in the Midwest, there are birds to watch in each season. Whether witnessing hawks migrating in autumn or welcoming back hummingbirds in spring, there is variety and excitement in birding as each season turns to the next.  

With a large size and beautiful full-color photographs that make identifications even easier, Midwest Birding Companion contains 150 species of birds in the Midwest, from common backyard and shoreside visitors to birds only seen during migration and rarer visitors that are only seen on occasion. 

About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of 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. 

Midwest Birding Companion

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. 

Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, Stan’s syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via www.naturesmart.com.

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Liliane Opsomer
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