Nebraska Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
Nebraska has an impressive bird diversity, with over 470 species having been recorded, the majority of which are either permanent residents, regular breeders, or annual migrants. State bird Western Meadowlark is a stand-out, but perhaps the most phenomenal avian experience to be had in the Cornhusker State is the mass migration of Sandhill Cranes, which congregate by the tens of thousands in one of North America's most stunning migration spectacles. There is much to learn about the cranes and other iconic species like Sharp-tailed Grouse, American White Pelican, and Snow Geese, and it helps to focus on these and other familiar species to establish a foundation of knowledge. A handy tool for this is the portable and beautifully illustrated reference Nebraska Birds, which features 140 common species as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to sharpen their bird identification skills and peer more closely into birds' fascinating lives. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.