Make bird watching in Ohio even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Ohio. This book features 111 species of Ohio birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Author: James S. McCormac
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
Release Date: 2004
An outstanding field guide that features 342 of the state's most abundant or notable bird species. Each account includes an accurate, full-color illustration and a range map, as well as detailed information on habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, similar s
Author: Scott Shupe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2018-05-08
From the earliest European exploration and settlement of Kentucky, the state’s wildlife has played an important role. Men like the legendary Daniel Boone were in part lured to Kentucky by the opportunity to hunt Whitetail Deer, Bison, and Elk; and the Native Americans living in the region sustained themselves largely by harvesting mammals, birds, and fish. While the state’s wildlife is still an important resource for trappers, hunters, and fishermen, wildlife is also increasingly important for its intrinsic, aesthetic value. In Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia, nationally known naturalist Scott Shupe has collected information on all the wildlife that reside in the Bluegrass State. The first in a series of state wildlife encyclopedias, this book will be a handy, usable, layman’s guide to Kentucky’s wildlife. Included are over 800 color photographs, depicting the different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish, while also offering over 600 range maps to show their territory. Along with basic information for the biology of each animal, Shupe includes the size, habitat, and abundance of each species located in the state. Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors, photography, or are looking to learn more about your state, this comprehensive guide will teach you about the wonderful wildlife that covers the water, earth, and skies of Kentucky.
Highlighted by more than 150 full-color illustrations, a photographic study singles out the best of Ohio's natural lands and documents their importance in words and photographs in a survey that features approximately forty sites encompassing nearly every type of habitat found in the state.
This pocket-sized, folding Pocket Naturalist guide highlights the most commonly seen birds in Ohio. Ohio Birds is laminated for durability and folds for portability. Richly detailed illustrations and a map of popular bird sanctuaries located in Ohio, makes this an essential for all levels of birdwatchers.
Author: Robert L. Henn
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Wildflowers of Ohio is a user-friendly, full-color guide to 286 species of wildflowers found growing throughout the state. The book opens with a succinct but informative introduction, diagrams of flower parts and leaf arrangements, and a glossary of important botanical terms. It is then divided into five sections - for white, yellow to orange, pink to red, blue to purple, and green to brown flowers. Color-coded tabs on the right-hand pages expedite locating the proper section, as does the innovative side-turn design. Within each section, flowers are arranged in taxonomic order from the simplest to most complex. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the plant's field characteristics, habitat, blooming period, range of distribution in Ohio, relationship to the environment, and uses by humans.
Author: Susan Sachs Levine
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2010-11-08
After a frightening fall from his nest high up on a ledge of the Rhodes Tower in downtown Columbus, Packard, a peregrine falcon chick, sets off to find his way back home. Follow Packard as he visits many of the wonderful sites in Ohio's capital city, including the Center of Science and Industry, the Franklin Park Conservatory and the North Market. Finally arriving at the Statehouse, he can see his nest, and even his family--but how will he reach them? Susan Sachs Levine narrates Packard's adventure, giving young readers a scenic and informative tour of notable Columbus sites.
Author: Joy M. Kiser
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date: 2012-05-02
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
America's Other Audubon chronicles the story of Genevieve Jones, her family, and the making of an extraordinary nineteenth-century book, Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. At the age of twenty-nine, Genevieve Jones, an amateur naturalist/artist and daughter of a country doctor, visited the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia, where she saw Audubon's paintings in Birds of America on display. His artwork inspired her to undertake the production of a book illustrating the birds nests and eggs that Audubon neglected to include in his work. Her parents were reluctant to support the undertaking of such an ambitious and expensive project until Genevieve became despondent over a broken engagement. Concerned over her fragile mental state, they encouraged her to begin the book as a distraction. Her brother collected the nests and eggs, her father paid for the publishing costs, and Genevieve and her girlhood friend learned lithography and began illustrating the specimens. The book was sold by subscription in twenty-three parts. When part one of Genevieve's work was issued, leading ornithologists praised the illustrations, and Rutherford B. Hayes and Theodore Roosevelt added their names to the subscription list. One reviewer wrote: It is one of the most beautiful and desirable works that has ever appeared in the United States upon any branch of natural history and ranks with Audubon's celebrated work on birds. Then, suddenly, Genevieve died of typhoid fever after personally completing only five of the illustrations. Her family took up the completion of the work in her memory. They labored for seven years until the book was completed in 1886; collecting nests and eggs, drawing lithographs on stone, and hand coloring fifty copies of each illustration, and writing the field notes for each species of bird. Both the brother who collected the nests and eggs and wrote the field notes, and the mother who completed the drawings on stone and hand coloring, were stricken with typhoid fever two years after Genevieve's death and nearly died. In spite of serious damage to their health, they never gave up and labored until the book was finished. The father covered the publishing costs, which were higher than had been anticipated and were not covered by the subscription price, and ultimately lost his entire retirement savings completing the task in his daughter's memory. The mother lost her eyesight at the end of her life from the effects of typhoid fever and long hours of straining to draw and color the nests and eggs. But neither parent ever complained and considered their work on the book the most important accomplishment of their lives. When the mother's copy of the volume was exhibited on the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, it was awarded a bronze medal. Only 90 copies of the book were produced and fewer than 20 have been located today in libraries or in private collections. America's Other Audubon includes a foreword by the Curator of Natural-History Rare Books at the Smithsonian, Leslie Overstreet, a prologue and introduction by researcher and writer Joy M. Kiser (with archival photographs of the family and original advertisements and ephemera from the publication and sale of the book), the 68 original color plates of nests and eggs, plus selected field notes, a key to the eggs, and a key to the birds scientific and current common names (which have changed since the book first published in the nineteenth century). Joy Kiser has been friends with the Jones ancestors for fourteen years and has access to family photographs and documents that the general public has never seen. The Joneses story has never been fully told and no other author is better prepared to tell it.
Author: John T. Watts
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-05
Hocking County is one of the natural jewels of Ohio, favored as it is with impressive geological and biological diversity, and within that setting occurs one of the most diverse and accessible populations of birds to be found in the state. The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio provides an overview of the natural environments of the county and reviews the history of bird studies there and changes that have occurred in the bird life as the environment of the region has changed. A summary chapter identifies and describes the prime birding sites within the county, most of which are accessible to the public. The culmination of the book lies in its exhaustively complete and current annotated list of the 266 bird species that have been recorded in the county. A separate checklist is provided at the end of the book for personal record keeping. This valuable contribution will be appreciated by a wide range of users, from the casual bird observer to the serious student of Ohio's ornithology. Bruce Peterjohn, author of The Birds of Ohio, has stated that The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio is "an authoritative reference for southeastern Ohio that adds considerable knowledge to an overlooked part of the state."
Author: Tom Thomson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1994-01-01
"No one in Ohio is more familiar with areas to bird than Tom Thomson, and he has pulled this knowledge together to make birding more accessible and enjoyable for everyone." —Richard B. Pierce, Chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife "Enjoy this handbook. The volunteers made invaluable contributions and the author poured his heart and soul into it." —Roger Tory Peterson "Birders living in Ohio, or visiting that state, will welcome this new and enlarged edition of the state's standard bird-finding guide. Highly recommended."Â —Wildlife Activist "Highly recommended for any birder living or traveling to Ohio."Â —Choice "Many of the sites listed will produce great birding at appropriate times, and even a veteran Ohio birder will discover new sites by reading this book." —Northwest Ohio Quarterly
Learn to identify birds like the Myrtle Warbler and the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird ? as well as better-known species ? as you color these 46 accurate renderings of 50 favorites. Captions provide scientific names, other information. A delightful way to learn about birds you may discover in your own backyard. Full-color versions of all illustrationsÿincluded on the covers.
Author: Tom Stephenson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website. Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library by using the link at www.TheWarblerGuide.com
Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Massachusetts. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 439 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Massachusetts.