Kentucky Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Paperback)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.Over 350 species of birds are either permanent residents, regular breeders, or annual migrants in Kentucky, making the Bluegrass State a prominent location for learning about and finding birds. The varied terrain that includes the Appalachian Mountains, river valleys, and flat plains supports various ecosystems, such as hardwood forests, grasslands, marshes, and lakes. Wetlands, in particular, are great places to experience magnificent congregations of waterfowl. With such ubiquitous bird life, it helps to have a starting point for learning the common species. The portable guide Kentucky Birds is a handy tool for getting acquainted with 140 common and familiar species. This beautifully illustrated reference also includes an ecoregion map showing over 20 bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel pocket folding guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to forge a deeper connection with the land through its attendant bird life. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.