Insects in Kansas

Insects in Kansas

by Glenn A. Salsbury and Stephan C. White

Photos and brief descriptions provide interesting information on each of the 850 species included. Wire-bound. Read more »

Fishes in Kansas
Fishes in Kansas

by Frank B. Cross and Joseph T. Collins

Each entry includes an illustration, a description, a map, and information on size, habitat, reproduction, and food. Many entries also include notes on such things as the proper bait to use to catch the fish! Hardcover or paperback. Read more »

The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible
The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible

by Sally Roth

If you can only get one book on feeding and otherwise enjoying birds, this should be the one! This book is packed with ideas, tips, recipes, and projects, all presented in a fun, friendly way. Paperback or hardcover. Read more »

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Peterson Field Guide to Birds

by Roger Tory Peterson

These field guides have been around for years and are still favorites with many avid birdwatchers. Most Kansans can use the eastern guide, but those living in the western quarter of the state will need the western guide. Paperback. Read more »

The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots

The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spots

by Bob Gress and Pete Janzen

Color photos and brief descriptions will introduce you to the 295 species most frequently seen in Kansas. Equally useful are the life list, the birdwatching calendar, and the information on some of the state’s best places to watch birds. Paperback. Read more »

Birds in Kansas
Birds in Kansas Volume I

Birds in Kansas Volume II

by Max C. Thompson and Charles Ely

Although no longer up to date, this is still a handy reference on the habits of birds in Kansas. Volume I covers nonpasserines; volume II is about passerines (perching birds). Paperback or hardcover. Read more »

Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas

Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas

by William H. Busby and John L. Zimmerman

Maps and statistics show you where birds are most likely to nest in Kansas. This bird atlas was not intended to be used as a field guide, but it does contain countless hours of research and field observations. Hardcover. Read more »

FREE: “Activation effects of odours on avian navigation”

Activation Effects of Odours of Avian Navigation

by Paulo Jorge, Paulo A.M. Marques, and John Phillips

Birds probably don’t rely on sense of smell to travel, but odors do have an interesting impact on the way they navigate. This study explains. PDF.

All-Weather Birder’s Journal

All-Weather Birder's Journal

by Rite in the Rain

This durable little journal is just the right size to fit in your coat pocket. Lots of room for notes included! Wire-bound journal. Read more »

The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction
The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

by Scott D. Campbell

Includes tips on birdhouse construction and care, as well as plans for building houses for seven favorite species: house finch, great crested flycatcher, purple martin, phoebe, downy woodpecker, wood duck, and bluebird. A helpful table provides the specifications for birdhouses for many other species, as well. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »

FREE: Artificial Nest Structures for Canada Geese

Artificial Nest Structures for Canada Geese

by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Offers a variety of suggestions for those who want to build a nest structure for Canada Geese. Discusses durability, materials, safety, cost, placement, monitoring, and more. PDF.

A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals
FREE: A Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals

by George Potts and Bob Gress

This little guide is a handy and interesting introduction to most of the mammals you are likely to see in Kansas. Each entry includes a color photo, measurement, distribution, and food. PDF (softcover also available for free at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita). Read more »