Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: Midwest

Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: Midwest


Your Guide to Feeders, Food, and the Most Common Backyard Birds

This beginner’s guide presents ‘how to’ information on birding and includes an identification guide to common Midwest birds.

“This accessible guide for an increasingly popular hobby teaches how to attract a variety of birds with specific food and create a welcoming space for year-round and migratory birds.”
—David Miller, Library Journal

Find Joy in the Beauty and Wonder of Birds

Birding is among the most popular outdoor activities, especially in the Midwest, 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. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written best-selling bird identification guides for every Midwestern state. In Stan Tekiela’s Birding for Beginners: Midwest, he provides the information you need to become a skilled birder in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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.

The book’s second section is an identification guide, featuring more than 50 Midwestern 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.

Give birding a try, and get started with the guidance of an expert. You’ll be amazed by how much joy birds can bring, and you’ll have a lifetime to enjoy them.

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Weight 7.2 oz
Dimensions 5.25 × 7.25 in

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