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Midwestern Birds: Backyard Guide * Watching * Feeding * Landscaping * Nurturing - Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Mi (Backyard Guide)

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From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none is as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. While birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Midwestern Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the Midwest, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.

Synopsis:

Filled with beautiful photos and entertaining, informative entries, Midwestern Birds is the perfect no-nonsense quick guide for the 55 most common species in the Midwestern United States.

Synopsis:

Create a Bird Sanctuary in Your Own Backyard
 
Birding is one of America’s favorite hobbies, and with the help of Midwestern Birds: Backyard Guide you can enjoy this fast-growing activity from the comfort of your own home and yard. Written by noted birding authority Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher’s Digest, this convenient guidebook features all of the birds, both common and exotic, that you are likely to see in backyards anywhere in the Midwest.
 
– Large, full-color photos of featured birds
– Tips for attracting the birds you want (and how to keep them hanging around)
 
Whether you view birdwatching as a fun family activity or simply a way to make gazing out the window more interesting, this book is your key to a fascinating (and affordable) year-round hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

About the Author

Bill Thompson III

Table of Contents

Welcome to Bird Watching in the Midwest            

Creating a Habitat     

Profiles of Backyard Birds of the Midwest 

Hawks

Sharp-shinned Hawk            

Cooper’s Hawk          

Pigeons & Doves

Rock Pigeon   

Eurasian Collared-Dove       

Mourning Dove         

Owls

Eastern Screech-Owl            

Swifts & Hummingbirds

Chimney Swift           

Ruby-throated Hummingbird         

Woodpeckers

Red-headed Woodpecker    

Red-bellied Woodpecker      

Downy Woodpecker 

Hairy Woodpecker    

Northern Flicker        

Pileated Woodpecker           

Flycatchers

Eastern Phoebe         

Crows & Jays

Blue Jay          

American Crow          

Swallows

Purple Martin            

Tree Swallow 

Barn Swallow 

Chickadees & Titmice

Carolina & Black-capped Chickadee           

Tufted Titmouse       

Nuthatches

White-breasted Nuthatch    

Red-breasted Nuthatch        

Wrens

Carolina Wren           

House Wren   

Thrushes

Eastern Bluebird       

Wood Thrush            

American Robin         

Mimids

Gray Catbird  

Northern Mockingbird         

Starlings

European Starling     

Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing         

Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warbler      

 

Tanagers

Scarlet Tanager         

 

Sparrows

Spotted Towhee        

Eastern Towhee        

Chipping Sparrow     

American Tree Sparrow      

Field Sparrow            

Song Sparrow            

White-throated Sparrow      

Dark-eyed Junco       

Cardinals & Buntings

Northern Cardinal    

Rose-breasted Grosbeak      

Indigo Bunting          

Orioles & Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbird          

Common Grackle       

Brown-headed Cowbird       

Baltimore Oriole        

Finches

Purple Finch  

House Finch   

Pine Siskin     

American Goldfinch  

Weaver Finches

House Sparrow          

Birding Hotspots for the Midwest   

Birds I’ve Spotted     

Resources       

Index  

Meet Bill Thompson III          

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591865599
Author:
Thompson, Bill, Iii
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Author:
Thompson, Bill, III
Author:
Thompson, Bill
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
birding
Subject:
Birdsongs
Subject:
bird pictures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bird Watcher's Digest Backyard Guide
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Filled with beautiful photos and entertaining, informative entries, Midwestern Birds is the perfect no-nonsense quick guide for the 55 most common species in the Midwestern United States.
"Synopsis" by ,
Create a Bird Sanctuary in Your Own Backyard
 
Birding is one of America’s favorite hobbies, and with the help of Midwestern Birds: Backyard Guide you can enjoy this fast-growing activity from the comfort of your own home and yard. Written by noted birding authority Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher’s Digest, this convenient guidebook features all of the birds, both common and exotic, that you are likely to see in backyards anywhere in the Midwest.
 
– Large, full-color photos of featured birds
– Tips for attracting the birds you want (and how to keep them hanging around)
 
Whether you view birdwatching as a fun family activity or simply a way to make gazing out the window more interesting, this book is your key to a fascinating (and affordable) year-round hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
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