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Making Bird-Friendly Birdhouses by “Bird Man Mel” Toellner & Matt Maquire

We are excited to announce the publication of Making Bird-Friendly Birdhouses! Our resident birding expert and founder “Bird Man Mel” Toellner and our Songbird Essentials’ master woodworker Matt Maguire collaborated to bring you a collection of 15 truly bird-friendly birdhouse plans.

As popular as birdhouses are, many are designed with aesthetics in mind, rather than the bird’s preferences, needs, and safety. Not so for the projects in Making Bird-Friendly Birdhouses!

Inside this book, lifelong birder Mel “Bird Man Mel” Toellner and pro woodworker Matt Maguire walk you step-by-step through more than 15 projects for safe birdhouses that birds find conducive to their natural nesting habitats.

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Earth Sky + Water Sibleys Backyard Birds of the Midwest Folding Guide

Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Midwest. Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America’s most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist. 69 Land bird species, both common and exotic, commonly seen in the Midwest region, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Missouri. Includes songbirds, raptors, woodpeckers and more. Handy fold-out format: 6 panels each 4 x 9. Perfect for backpack, glove compartment, or kitchen table. Indestructible waterproof lamination. Instant access to just what you need to know.

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Adventure Keen Midwest Birding Companion Field Guide and Birding Journal

The Midwest Birding Companion is ideal for birding in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Use your birding companion on its own, or pair it with Stan’s bird identification guides. It will enhance your birding experience and bring even more enjoyment to the hobby that you love.

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Adventure Keen Trees of Missouri 2nd Edition

With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative, and productive. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don’t grow in Missouri. Learn about 119 species found in the state, organized by leaf type and attachment. Just look at a tree’s leaves, then go to the correct section to learn what it is. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photographs provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification.

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Houghton Mifflin Peterson Books Field Guide to Birds of North America 2nd Edition

For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birds has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Since the American Birding Association has expanded its species Checklist to include Hawaii, the Peterson Field Guide now includes the wonderful and exotic species of our fiftieth state. In addition, the text and range maps have been updated, and much of the art has been touched up to reflect current knowledge.

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Hummingbird Book by Donald and Lillian Stokes

With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you’ll find it easy to attract these tiny, jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior.

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Adventure Keen C is for Cardinal

The best way to instill a love of nature is to introduce it at an early age. Help your children discover the beautiful and fascinating birds of North America while learning the alphabet. C is for Cardinal, by award-winning nature photographer Stan Tekiela, uses pictures of birds, along with interesting facts, to teach the ABCs.


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Adventure Keen The Kids Guide to Birds of Missouri

Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Missouri Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for years. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Missouri features 86 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is. Go to the yellow section to find out. Each bird gets a beautiful full-color photograph and a full page of neat-to-know information (such as field marks, calls/songs, a range map, and Stan’s cool facts) that make identification a snap.


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Adventure Keen Backyard Birding For Kids

You’ve seen birds in your backyard or at the local park. Now become a young ornithologist. Learn all about the scientific study of birds. Author, birder, and outdoors researcher Erika Zambello presents a kids’ introduction to birding. The children’s book, ideal for early and middle-grade readers, conveys fascinating information for beginners. Kids gain an understanding of such topics as bird anatomy, life cycles, and habitat. A how-to section provides advice to help children get started birding with practical tips on attracting birds to their yards. There are also fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, a wonderful way to turn birding into a shared hobby. The activities range from simple, like leaving out nesting materials, to advanced, such as planting a bird- and pollinator-friendly garden.

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Fox Chapel Publishing Learn, Draw & Color Animals

Kids will have a blast as they express their creativity while learning about amazing animals! From lions and toucans to sloths, penguins, sharks, and so many more, they’ll discover 26 of the coolest animals on the planet! Filled with fascinating information all about where they live, what makes them so unique, and how they go about their everyday lives, each animal has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to draw super simple pictures of them, coloring pages, and tons of fun facts to read! The perfect activity book for kids to read, play, and be creative, Learn, Draw, and Color Animals is a must-have to keep them engaged and entertained for hours.