This bird-lover’s guide to spotting the endangered birds of the Midwest features fascinating information, helpful maps, and stunning color photography.
Birds captivate us with their lively behavior and colorful beauty. They also enhance our environments in many ways, from controlling pest populations to pollinating crops. Yet, sadly, many species of birds across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are in danger of extinction due to loss of habitat, agricultural expansion, changing forest conditions, and encounters with humans.
In Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest, conservationist and endangered species expert Matt Williams profiles forty of the most beautiful and fascinating birds who winter, breed, or migrate through the Midwest and whose populations are most in danger of disappearing from the region. Each profile includes the current endangered status of the species, a description of the bird's vocal and nesting patterns, and tips to help readers identify them, along with stunning color images and detailed migration maps.An exquisite and timely examination of our feathered friends, Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest is a call to action to protect these vulnerable and gorgeous creatures that enliven our world.