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This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in the US state of Indiana.

The books are arranged by publication date with the most recent at the top of the page.


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Warblers in Your Pocket: A Guide to the Wood-Warblers of the Upper Midwest

Dana Gardner, Holly Carver

Bur Oak Laminated Field Guides: 28

University of Iowa Press

2016

"This newest addition to Iowa's popular series of laminated guides the twenty-eighth in the series illustrates the thirty-eight species of warblers that occur in the Upper Midwest states of Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. For each species, artist Dana Gardner provides length, range, and habitat; he illustrates male, female, and immature birds where plumage varies; and he includes birds similar to warblers such as kinglets and vireos."

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Midwestern Birds: Backyard Guide

Bill Thompson III

Cool Springs Press

2013

"Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the Midwest, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska."

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Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana: Pre-settlement to Present

Editor: John O. Whitaker and Charles J. Amlaner

Indiana University Press

2012

"In Habitats and Ecological Communities of Indiana, leading experts assess the health and diversity of Indiana's eight wildlife habitats, providing detailed analysis, data-generated maps, color photographs, and complete lists of flora and fauna. This groundbreaking reference details the state's forests, grasslands, wetlands, aquatic systems, barren lands, and subterranean systems, and describes the nature and impact of two man-made habitats - agricultural and developed lands. The book considers extirpated and endangered species alongside invasives and exotics, and evaluates floral and faunal distribution at century intervals to chart ecological change."

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Waterfowl in Your Pocket: A Guide to Water Birds of the Midwest

Dana Gardner

University of Iowa Press

2008

"A welcome aid to identifying the many colorful and intriguing water birds of the midwestern states, from the Great Lakes west to the Dakotas, east to Ohio, and south to Kansas and Missouri. Illustrator Dana Gardner has created fourteen panels showing fifty-one species of ducks, geese, swans, grebes, pelicans, coots, cormorants, moorhens, and loons swimming and flying with complete plumage variations - dark phases, light phases, and juvenile and adult male and female forms in summer and winter. The text also includes length, common and scientific names, and frequency and distribution. Whether flying high overhead in the fall or swimming in a nearby lake in the summer, waterfowl are notoriously difficult to identify, and Gardner has worked hard to make this guide useful for beginning birders as well as those more experienced in the field."

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The Natural Heritage of Indiana

Editor: Marion T. Jackson

Indiana University Press

2008

"The Natural Heritage of Indiana is the first survey of the natural beauty, heritage, and environmental problems of the state. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs by some of the state's best nature photographers, as well as maps, drawings, and diagrams, it also contains essays by 38 of Indiana's leading scholar-teachers and environmental practitioners. This book explores the Indiana landscape, past and present, the seven defined natural regions of the state, and the current plant and animal life, while pondering how the land has been affected by people and how to protect what remains."

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Compact Guide to Indiana Birds

Gregory Kennedy and Ken Brock

Lone Pine Publishing

2007

"Veteran Indiana birder and retired professor Ken Brock has co-authored this handy guide to common and notable birds found in the state. Over 80 species of birds are presented. Each account features a color illustration, a photograph of the egg and extensive natural history."

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Atlas of Breeding Birds of Indiana

John S. Castrale, Edward M.Hopkins, Charles E. Keller

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

1998

Species accounts of over 200 species.

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Birds of Chicago: Including NE Illinois and NW Indiana

Chris C. Fisher and David B. Johnson

Lone Pine Publishing

1997

"An attractive guide that identifies the birds most likely to be seen in the city's backyards, streets and parks. Introduces the fascinating and popular pastime of birdwatching. Includes advice on building feeders and birdhouses. Color illustrations help identify birds quickly, while the text provides interesting information about each bird. An easy-to-use reference for Chicago area birdwatchers."

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Birds of the Indiana Dunes

Kenneth J. Brock

Indiana University Press

Revised edition

1997

Originally published in 1986.

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The Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: The Great Lakes: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

Michele Strutin

Random House

1997

"Describes the natural wonders of the Great Lakes region, from national parks to wilderness preserves and private sanctuaries."

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A Birder's Guide to the Cincinnati Tristate

Robert Folzenlogen

Willow Press

2nd edition

1995

"This guide to the birds and birding areas of the Cincinnati Tristate updates, expands, revises and reorganizes the original edition. Emphasis is placed on the natural habitats of the Tristate and on the seasonal fluctuation of regional bird populations. The guide is designed primarily for beginning birdwatchers and for those visiting the Cincinnati area."

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Indiana Birds and Their Haunts: A Checklist and Finding Guide

Charles E. Keller, Shirley A. Keller and Timothy C. Keller

Indiana University Press

Second edition

1986

"Written by three expert birders, this book is both a finding guide and annotated checklist of the birds found in Indiana. In Part I, The Haunts, the Kellers present 66 of their favorite Hoosier birding spots - parks, reservoirs, and wildlife refuges, as well as more unexpected and unusual sites. Part II, the Checklist, provides the latest records for northern, central, and southern Indiana for 397 species, from permanent residents to the rarest of strays. The new edition has also been rearranged according to the most recent AOU classification scheme, which will be especially convenient for birders now using the National Geographic field guide. Birds in Part II are cross-indexed to the haunts in Part I."

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The Birds of Indiana

Russell E. Mumford and Charles E. Keller

Illustrations: William Zimmerman

John Wiley & Son

1984

"Identifies over three hundred and ninety species of birds commonly found in Indiana, describes their habitat, characteristics, and behavior, and provide information on migrations and population."

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Last updated August 2017