Fifty Common Birds of the Upper Midwest [electronic resource] / watercolors by Dana Gardner ; text by Nancy Overcott.
- Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2006.
- Bur oak book.
A Bur oak book
1 online resource (125 p.)
- Birds -- Middle West.
- Electronic books.
- No bird is common, if we use "common" to mean ordinary. But birds that are seen more commonly than others can seem less noteworthy than species that are rarely glimpsed. In this gathering of essays and illustrations celebrating fifty of the most common birds of the Upper Midwest, illustrator Dana Gardner and writer Nancy Overcott encourage us to take a closer look at these familiar birds with renewed appreciation for their not-so-ordinary beauty and lifeways. Beginning with the garishly colored male and the more gently colored female wood duck, whose tree cavity nest serves as a launching p
- Contents; Introduction; Wood Duck; Ruffed Grouse; Wild Turkey; Great Blue Heron; Turkey Vulture; Bald Eagle; Sharp-shinned Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; American Kestral; Killdeer; American Woodcock; Mourning Dove; Black-billed Cuckoo; Eastern Screech-Owl; Barred Owl; Whip-poor-will; Ruby-throated Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Red-bellied Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Pileated Woodpecker; Eastern Phoebe; Eastern Kingbird; Red-eyed Vireo; Blue Jay; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow; Black-capped Chickadee; Tufted Titmouse; White-breasted Nuthatch; House Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern BluebirdAmerican Robin; Gray Catbird; Cedar Waxwing; American Redstart; Ovenbird; Eastern Towhee; Field Sparrow; Song Sparrow; White-throated Sparrow; Northern Cardinal; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Indigo Bunting; Bobolink; Red-winged Blackbird; Baltimore Oriole; American Goldfinch; Recommended Reading; Basic Field Guides to Birds; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-104) and index.
Description based on print version record.
- Overcott, Nancy.
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