Nic & Randi Minetor

About Nic & Randi Minetor

Nic and Randi Minetor are the photographer and researcher/author team behind 20 published guides on birding, hiking trails, historic cities, and America’s national parks. Their titles include Backyard Birding: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Birds (Lyons Press, 2011), and five books in the Best Easy Day Hikes series (FalconGuides, 2010 and 2011) on hiking trails in New York state, including Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and the Hudson River Valley. They have also published five books in the National Parks Pocket Guide series (FalconGuides, 2008 and 2009), on Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Everglades, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Two more guides on Cape Cod and Assateague Island National Seashores will be released as e-books. Residents of Rochester, NY, Nic and Randi have explored and photographed New York State's wildlife and natural resources for more than 30 years. 

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Birds of New York City, including Central Park and Long Island

Author: Nic & Randi Minetor

ISBN: 978-1-936913-16-9

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Birds of New York City, including Central Park and Long Island: A Guide to Common and Notable Native Species
Created for beginning and intermediate birders, this easy-to-use guide provides an introduction to the wide variety of bird species that frequent New York City and Long Island.

From spring’s joyous return of colorful migrating birds to the parade of winter waterfowl that crowds Long Island’s north and south shores, this guide provides 135 stunning digital photos—including the 15 most common female birds—to help you determine which species you see. Seven double-sided, laminated, waterproof panels fold into a handy size that fits in your daypack, waist pack, or glove compartment.

Whether you’re sitting on your Montauk porch, scoping the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, hiking a unit of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge system, or birding Central Park for the first time, you’ll find the birds you see in this simple guide.

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Birds of New York

Author: Nic & Randi Minetor

ISBN: 978-1-936913-58-9

“CoverCreated for beginning and intermediate birders, this easy-to-use guide provides an introduction to the wide variety of bird species that frequent New York throughout the state’s four distinct seasons.

From spring’s joyous return of colorful migrating birds to the parade of winter waterfowl that hug the shores of the Great Lakes and Long Island, this guide provides 135 stunning digital photos—including the 15 most common female birds—to help you determine which species you see. Seven double-sided, laminated, waterproof panels fold into a handy size that fits in your daypack, waist pack, or glove compartment.

Whether you’re hiking trails in the Adirondacks, exploring Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, driving through the Catskills, or spending a weekend in the Finger Lakes, this simple guide will help you identify the birds you see.

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Trees of New York City, including Central Park and Long Island

Author: Nic & Randi Minetor

ISBN: 978-1-936913-18-3

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Trees of New York City, including Central Park and Long Island: A Guide to Common Native Species
What trees are in your favorite grove in Central Park, or along the roadsides on Long Island? Now you can identify them quickly with this convenient, easy-to-use field guide, containing more than 60 vibrant color photos.

Grouped by mature size and photographed to display their most distinguishing characteristics—leaf shape, flower, seed, nut, or fruit—common native trees in this guide can be found in Central Park, Prospect Park, the High Line, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Parks, Gateway National Recreation Area, Fire Island National Seashore, and on the streets of New York City. Accompanying text points out the unique features of each tree, to help you tell one tree from another in no time. Six double-sided, waterproof panels fold up to fit into your back pocket, waist pack or purse.

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Trees of the Mid-Atlantic States

Author: Nic & Randi Minetor

ISBN: 978-1-943334-35-3

“CoverMore than 60 vibrant color photos help you identify the trees in your yard, in your favorite park, in the mountains and in meadows, wetlands and salt marshes.

Grouped by mature size and photographed to display their most distinguishing characteristics—leaf shape, flower, seed, nut, or fruit—common native trees in this guide can be found from the Poconos to the Cape May nature preserves, and throughout Delaware and Maryland as well.

Accompanying text points out the unique features of each tree, to help you tell one tree from another in no time. Six double-sided, waterproof panels fold up to fit into your back pocket, waist pack or purse.

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Trees of New York

Author: Nic & Randi Minetor

ISBN: 978-1-943334-33-9

“CoverWhat are the trees in your Adirondack campground, or along the boulevard in your neighborhood? aNow you can identify them quickly with this convenient, easy-to-use field guide, containing more than 60 vibrant color photos.

Grouped by mature size and photographed to display their most distinguishing characteristics—leaf shape, flower, seed, nut, or fruit—common native trees in this guide can be found from Niagara Falls State Park to the Taconic State Parkway, and from Montauk to the heart of the High Peaks region.

Accompanying text points out the unique features of each tree, to help you tell one tree from another in no time. Six double-sided, waterproof panels fold up to fit into your back pocket, waist pack or purse.

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