The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of Minnesota, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather (important here) field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Minnesota.
And for those with wander lust on either side of the international border, this guide can easily do double-duty in adjacent Canada, as well!
Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s impressive area of coverage. Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to “make sense of it all”—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion for visitors and residents alike on all regional outings.
Whether you’re seeking flurries of migratory ducks, geese, swans (two species no less) and Sandhill Cranes in the drainage of the mighty Mississippi River; on a spring quest to set your sights on a Connecticut Warbler; braving winter’s cold to delight in the sight of a Snowy Owl, Great Gray Owl, Gray Jay or Common Redpoll; thrilling to the passage of regal raptors at Hawk Ridge; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of state parks, natural areas and wildlife refuges; or combining birding with sightseeing or business at any season, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.
This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any Great Lakes trip and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Duluth garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Land of 10,000 Lakes.
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Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.
He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.
He shares his unbounded (and contagious) enthusiasm through excursions for small groups worldwide, and with a wider audience through state-of-the-art digital lectures, television, and wide variety of publications and video productions.
Throughout his life, but especially since the early 1990s, Greg has guided, educated, and inspired travelers in over 80 countries throughout the world. His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet’s roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.
His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder’s World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.
Since the “digital revolution,” Greg has moved into television, video production for conservation groups such as American Bird Conservancy, field guide writing and lecturing aboard expedition ships with the hope of “giving a voice to his truest love, which is the natural world and its inhabitants, especially birds!”