Birds of New York: A Guide to Common and Notable Native Species


ISBN: 978-1-936913-58-9
Authors: Randi Minetor and Nic Minetor

Created for beginning and intermediate birders, this easy-to-use guide provides an introduction to the wide variety of bird species that frequent New York throughout the state’s four distinct seasons.

From spring’s joyous return of colorful migrating birds to the parade of winter waterfowl that hug the shores of the Great Lakes and Long Island, this guide provides 135 stunning digital photos—including the 15 most common female birds—to help you determine which species you see. Seven double-sided, laminated, waterproof panels fold into a handy size that fits in your daypack, waist pack, or glove compartment.

Whether you’re hiking trails in the Adirondacks, exploring Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, driving through the Catskills, or spending a weekend in the Finger Lakes, this simple guide will help you identify the birds you see.

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Nic and Randi Minetor
About Nic and Randi Minetor

Nic and Randi Minetor are the photographer and researcher/author team behind 20 published guides on birding, hiking trails, historic cities, and America’s national parks.

Their titles include Backyard Birding: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Birds (Lyons Press, 2011), and five books in the Best Easy Day Hikes series (FalconGuides, 2010 and 2011) on hiking trails in New York state, including Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and the Hudson River Valley.

They have also published five books in the National Parks Pocket Guide series (FalconGuides, 2008 and 2009), on Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Everglades, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Two more guides on Cape Cod and Assateague Island National Seashores will be released as e-books.

Residents of Rochester, NY, Nic and Randi have explored and photographed New York State’s wildlife and natural resources for more than 30 years. 

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