Apr 18, 2015

For Birders in the Great Lakes Area: A Pocket Guide

Great Lakes Birds

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh
Illustrations: Raymond Leung

The Great Lakes watershed is the permanent or migratory home of over 450 species of birds, including the iconic common loon, whose haunting call can be heard at night throughout the region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike
Waterford Press produces simplified guides to nature, science, travel and languages. The company's 500+ titles have sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
Availability: In Stock
$6.95 USD

I bought this one page folded and laminated guide recently at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio and find it very helpful to ID some birds that are plentiful in this area: the guide helped me name the Canada Goose, the Great Egret, and the House Sparrow, which I couldn't identify before from among the many other sparrows in the backyard. International Migratory Birding Day is coming up soon early May and the warblers who come through this area are also listed in the guide. Get out the binoculars!


  1. I love guides like this. I walk and hike a lot. I have several similar guides that assisted me in identifying birds and various wildlife that I observe and occasionally photograph.

    Looking through these things is also great fun.

    1. In past years, Brian, I've only taken binoculars and guides on bird walks in May. This year I'll remember to take a camera too! Good thing it has a zoom, tho a small one.I love taking bird photos in my backyard. You can find a few on my FB page, under Harvee Lau...if you want to take a peek.


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