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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest

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From the birds who wake us in the morning with their cheerful chorus to those who flock to our feeders and brighten a gloomy winter day, birds fascinate us with their lively and interesting behavior and provide essential services from controlling pest populations to pollinating crops. And yet for all the benefits they provide, many species across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illi ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Indiana University Press
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Marzie
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Birds are vital members of our ecosystem and they are increasingly endangered by climate changes, habitat destruction, changing agricultural practices, loss of native plants that are vital food sources, environmental toxins, the presence of tall buildings with reflective glass, and a host of other factors, including simple human interaction. Why should we care? Birds serve a vital role in our ecosystem, from controlling pests that destroy agriculture, providing pollination, to simple enjoyment. ...more
Denise
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a Sibley adherent so I don't normally like guides with photographs, but I loved the photography in this book, it really captured bird personality!
Douglass Gaking
Descriptions of about 40 species, including their appearance, nesting and feeding behavior, where to find them, how they interact with their environment, and conservation concerns. Interesting facts and great photos.
Debbie
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The photography was outstanding and the information about these endangered and disappearing birds was informative and easy to understand.
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I’m hardly the first person to observe that it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by bad environmental news, and the title Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest sounds like a pretty major downer. Yet that is not the overall impression that I came away with while reading this solid and attractive new title from Indiana University Press... (full review here
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