Birds of Iowa

Title: Birds of Iowa: A Guide to Common and Notable Species
ISBN: 978-1-943334-23-0
Author: Greg R. Homel

Birds of Iowa is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather (important here) field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Iowa.

Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every bird they encounter—day or night—within the guide’s impressive area of coverage. Designed to satisfy the needs of birders of all interest levels—but especially beginning and intermediate users trying to “make sense of it all”—this beautiful and amazingly informative six-fold guide will be an indispensable companion for visitors and residents alike on all regional outings.

Whether you’re seeking flurries of migratory ducks, geese, swans or Sandhill Cranes; on a quest to set your sights on a Bald Eagle, Ruffed Grouse or Pileated Woodpecker; chasing spring migrants along the drainages of the Mississippi, Missouri or Big Suix rivers; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of state parks, natural areas and wildlife refuges; or combining birding with sightseeing or business at any season, you’ll be glad to have this booklet.

This affordable guide will serve as a lasting memento of any Iowa trip and will
conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Des Moines garden, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Hawkeye State.

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Greg Homel
About Greg Homel

Greg R. Homel is an ornithologist, award-winning international nature photojournalist, documentary film producer, birding tour leader and lecturer.

He lives and works from his home within the magnificent Los Padres National Forest, California, USA (home of the California Condor) and from his second homes at Río Lagartos, surrounded by the magnificent Ría Lagartos National Park and Biosphere Reserve at the north tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and El Tuito, near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

A birder-naturalist since childhood, Greg founded Natural Elements Productions in 1986 and Natural Encounters Birding Tours shortly thereafter. Now he travels the globe on a full-time basis in search of rare and little-known birds and other wildlife.

He shares his unbounded (and contagious) enthusiasm through excursions for small groups worldwide, and with a wider audience through state-of-the-art digital lectures, television, and wide variety of publications and video productions.

Throughout his life, but especially since the early 1990s, Greg has guided, educated, and inspired travelers in over 80 countries throughout the world. His travels on all seven continents, from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic and points between, have allowed him to see more than half of the planet’s roughly 9,800+ bird species in their natural habitats.

His early work appeared regularly in books and magazines, including Wildbird Magazine, The Audubon Society Field Guides to Eastern Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guides to Western Birds, Time, Birder’s World, Tucson Lifestyle, and Texas Monthly magazines.

Since the “digital revolution,” Greg has moved into television, video production for conservation groups such as American Bird Conservancy, field guide writing and lecturing aboard expedition ships with the hope of “giving a voice to his truest love, which is the natural world and its inhabitants, especially birds!”

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