Birds of Michigan
Author: Ted Black, Charles Black, Gregory Kennedy
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
Learn about 320 of Michigan's most abundant or notable bird species. Full-color illustrations complement detailed accounts that cover habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, best sites for viewing and similar species and include a range map. A Quick Reference Guide organizes the species into color-coded family groupings. The book also includes a glossary of terms, checklist, appendix of accidental species and separate indexes for scientific and common names.
This updated field guide features full-color photographs and information, organized by color, to help readers quickly and easily identify the Michigan birds they see.
Wild about Michigan Birds
Author: Adele Porter
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Teaches facts about seventy species of birds, including identification tips, songs and calls, life cycle, migration patterns, and favorite foods.
Wild About Michigan Birds
Author: Adele Porter
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
Share the fun of bird watching with the whole family! Wild About Michigan Birds satisfies our adult curiosity about birds and is written to include youth, fostering a love of nature for all ages. The vivid photographs and convenient format will have wildlife fans of every generation flipping through the pages with each sighting. For family-friendly activities and classroom learning, this book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the outdoors. You'll reach for Wild About Michigan Birds again and again.
From the green suburbs, farm fields, and parks of the lower peninsula to the subboreal forests of the upper peninsula, to the thousands of miles of shoreline along four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has it all for birds and for birders. The American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Michigan covers 300 species with over 550 color images of birds in nature along with detailed identification text including preferred habitats, behaviors, vocalizations, and when and where to see them. Written by expert Michigan birder Allen T. Chartier and filled with gorgeous color images by Brian E. Small, this new guide is the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning more about the natural history and diversity of Michigan's bird life.
Author: Josh Malerman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman. Something is out there . . . Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster? Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted? Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
The Wild Birds
Author: Emily Strelow
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book
Cast adrift in 1870s San Francisco after the death of her mother, a girl named Olive disguises herself as a boy and works as a lighthouse keeper's assistant on the Farallon Islands to escape the dangers of a world unkind to young women. In 1941, nomad Victor scours the Sierras searching for refuge from a home to which he never belonged. And in the present day, precocious fifteen year-old Lily struggles, despite her willfulness, to find a place for herself amongst the small town attitudes of Burning Hills, Oregon. Living alone with her hardscrabble mother Alice compounds the problem--though their unique relationship to the natural world ties them together, Alice keeps an awful secret from her daughter, one that threatens to ignite the tension growing between them. Emily Strelow's mesmerizing debut stitches together a sprawling saga of the feral Northwest across farmlands and deserts and generations: an American mosaic alive with birdsong and gunsmoke, held together by a silver box of eggshells--a long-ago gift from a mother to her daughter. Written with grace, grit, and an acute knowledge of how the past insists upon itself, The Wild Birds is a radiant and human story about the shelters we find and make along our crooked paths home.
Updated edition of the classic botanical guide to the Great Lakes region
Author: Caleb Putnam, Gregory Kennedy
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub. International
An illustrated, compact guide profiles 150 of Montana's most abundant or notable bird species and includes range maps, a quick reference guide that is organized into color-coded family groupings, and a map of the state's best birding sites. Original.
Birds of Washington State
Author: Brian Bell, Gregory Kennedy
Publisher: Publishing Partners
Full of interesting facts and useful information, this book has something for anyone with an interest in birds, from the casual backyard observer to the keen naturalist. You'll find full-page accounts, complete with color illustrations and range maps, for 318 birds that are found in Washington State on a regular basis. The notes cover habitat, nesting, feeding, voice and similar species. There's also a Quick Reference Guide, organized into color-coded family groupings and a map and descriptions of best birding sites in the state. An appendix covers 33 occasional and accidental species found in the state. The book also features a glossary of terms, a birder's checklist, and separate indexes for scientific and common names. On the back cover, there's a color-coded guide to the bird groups for quick and handy use in the field.
Of Michigan's great wealth of natural resources, few have been more important in the past or are more highly valued today than our forests and the trees which compose them. Not only are they a continuous source of raw materials for industry and agriculture but they affect the climate, water resources, and soil, purify our air, furnish food and shelter for wildlife and are indispensable to our vast recreational and scenic areas. They form a basic part of our diverse natural environment - our ""biodiversity."" Their protection and management are vital to the state's wellbeing. Industries which depend upon trees for their existence are major employers and rank high in the state's economy. The annual production and manufacture of forest products is measured in billions of dollars. The recreation ""industry,"" including vacation travel, resorts, food, lodging, hunting, fishing, and camping, is likewise a multi-billion dollar a year business. Equally important is the intangible wealth which trees bring to us through sheer enjoyment of beauty and love of nature. Whether in field, fencerow, woodlot or forest, or along highways, rural roads, urban streets, or greenbelts, this bounty is ours for the taking. We have only to picture ourselves without trees to appreciate this value.
The Kirtland's Warbler
Author: William Rapai
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
This book looks at the Kirtland’s warbler and wildlife conservation in a way that no other book has. It looks back on the history of this unique bird, examines the people and policies that kept the warbler from extinction, explores the cult of personality that surrounds it, and examines the challenges of the future—all through the eyes of the people who have acted so passionately on its behalf. The story of the Kirtland’s warbler is a story of complex relationships between the bird and its environment, the humans who interact with it, and the complex government policies that affect it. And now, just when it appears that the Kirtland’s warbler has recovered for good, a change in its status may send the warbler’s population into a downward spiral once again.
The Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II from the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory at the Kalamazoo Nature Center covers nearly 250 species in beautiful photographs, detailed background analysis, and maps depicting where they occur.