A photographic field guide with one bird featured per page. Each concise species account includes measurements, scientific name, identification description, voice, behavior, and the habitat it is likely to be found in. The perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the natural history and diversity of the state's birds, along with when and where to see them.
From the shores of Lake Erie in the north to the long and winding Ohio River of its eastern and southern border, Ohio provides amazingly diverse habitats for birds. The hilly Appalachian region of the east and south contain some of the most diverse woodlands in the United States. The northwest region known as the Great Black Swamp has many marshes and wetlands. And along the shore of Lake Erie sits one of the most famous birding sites in the world-the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Known as the 'warbler capital of the world,' many thousands of birds stop along along their migration routes during the spring and fall. Ohio has many protected areas for birds including a national park, three national wildlife refuges, and over 3.5 million acres of IBAs (Important Bird Areas). The Buckeye State is truly one of the best places to see birds year-round in the U.S.A. From geese to grosbeaks, owls to warblers, grouse to waxwings, Ohio is truly a birder's paradise. Written by expert Ohio birder Ethan Kistler and filled with gorgeous color images by Brian E. Small, the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Ohio is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the natural history and diversity of the state's birds and when and where to see them.