In birdwatching parlance, a life list is simply a list of all of the birds a person has seen in his life. Of course, different people have different reasons for watching and keeping records of wild birds, and life lists tend to reflect these various purposes. For example, someone with only a casual interest might…… Continue reading What is a Life List?
Here’s a way to combine two favorite interests. Hand the woodworker of the family a copy of this book and see what happens! The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers by Scott D. Campbell provides detailed plans and instructions for the following birds: House Finch. Great Crested Flycatcher. Purple Martin. Phoebe. Downy Woodpecker. Wood…… Continue reading Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction
If you love exploring the beautiful scenery of Kansas, then this guide is a must for you! Kansas Outdoor Treasures: A Guide to Over 60 Natural Destinations by Julie M. Cirlincuina has something to offer to outdoor enthusiasts of all varieties: Hiking.Biking.Horseback riding.Auto tours.Fishing.Hunting.Camping. This guide to the parks, byways, and other wonders of Kansas…… Continue reading Kansas Outdoor Treasures
Many birdwatchers enjoy keeping journals of their finds. Skimming through past entries can bring back memories of great moments with nature. Although you can easily make your own birdwatching journal, the All-Weather Birder’s Journal made by Rite in the Rain has several advantages: Waterproof cover.Durable paper.Convenient spiral binding.Easy-to-manage size.Places for both sketches and written notes.…… Continue reading All-Weather Birder’s Journal
This book is the result of countless hours of surveys in the field and investigation into other nesting records from across the state.
Peterson field guides have been around for many years and are still favorites with nature lovers of all kinds. The bird guides have an especially good reputation, and justly so. What makes the Peterson bird guides so useful? Color plates that point out key differences between similar birds.Plates devoted to special identification challenges, such as…… Continue reading Peterson Field Guides to Birds
Kansas is home to a vast array of beautiful and fascinating birds—470 species, in fact. If you want to learn more about some of those birds, this guide is a great place to start. The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots by Bob Gress and Pete Janzen describes 295 of the species you are…… Continue reading The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots
Ah, the joys of country living. Spending time with the animals, discovering that overgrown cucumber in the garden, listening to the birds…. Kansas is blessed with a gorgeous array of bird species—songbirds, hawks and owls, herons and egrets, and even a surprising number of sandpipers, seagulls, and other birds we tend to associate with coastal…… Continue reading Link: Online Bird Guide