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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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Birds of New Mexico

Birds of New Mexico
ISBN: 978-1-943334-76-6
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of New Mexico, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of New Mexico.

Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 three species of rosy-finches atop Sandia Peak above Albuquerque; on a quest to marvel at the world famous aggregations of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache NWR; chasing spring migrants along the flood plane of the Rio Grande; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national parks—such as Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon or White Sands National Monument; 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 visit to New Mexico and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Santa Fe garden, on a family vacation to Taos, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Land of Enchantment.

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Birds of Oklahoma

Birds of Oklahoma
ISBN: 978-1-943334-79-7
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of Oklahoma, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Oklahoma.

Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 waterfowl concentrations at Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge; forest birding in the Wichita and Ouachita Mountains; on a quest to see birds of the Great Plains—including booming Greater Prairie-Chickens— in tall grass parties of the Flint Hills; planning an expedition to the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, national parks, state and national monuments; 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 visit to Oklahoma and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Tulsa garden, on a family vacation to Oklahoma City, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Land of the Red Man.

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Birds of Nebraska

Birds of Nebraska
ISBN: 978-1-943334-78-0
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of Nebraska, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Nebraska.

Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 booming Greater Prairie-Chickens on the Switzer Ranch in the eastern Sandhills at Burwell; on a quest to see the world’s greatest concentration of cranes (primarily Sandhill Cranes but also Whooping Cranes) along the North Platte River near Kearney; chasing spring migrants attracted to the still remarkably wooded riverine floodplains of the Missouri, Snake and Niobrara, rivers; birding the wildflower-borne prairie potholes and sandhills that pepper the Great Plains in much of the State; planning an expedition to the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national monuments; 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 visit to Nebraska and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in an Omaha garden, on a family vacation to Lincoln, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Cornhusker State.

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Birds of Kansas

Birds of Kansas
ISBN: 978-1-943334-77-3
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of Kansas, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Kansas.
Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 waterfowl concentrations at Cheyenne Bottoms/Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Barton and Safford Counties; on a quest to see booming Greater Prairie-Chickens in the Flint Hills at Konza Prairie Preserve, on the Great Plains near Manhattan; planning an expedition to the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national monuments; 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 visit to Kansas and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in an Overland Park garden, on a family vacation to Topeka, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Sunflower State.

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Birds of Colorado

Birds of Colorado
ISBN: 978-1-943334-75-9
Author: Greg R. Homel

The Quick Reference Guide to The Birds of Colorado, by Greg R. Homel, is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring, incredibly varied and colorful birdlife inhabiting the State of Colorado.

Stunning digital photographs depict more than 120 species of the State’s 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 cryptic White-tailed Ptarmigan inhabiting the arctic alpine talus atop Mount Evans; on a quest to see Brown-capped Rosy-Finches along the Continental Divide within Rocky Mountain National Park; chasing spring migrants on the Pawnee Grasslands or along the flood planes of the Colorado, Green, Gunnison and North Platte rivers, or the Rio Grande; birding the region’s far-flung constellation of wildlife refuges, national forests, state and national parks; 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 visit to Colorado and will conveniently fit into any daypack, pocket or glove-compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a Denver garden, on a family vacation to Aspen, or a serious birding trip visiting all the best birding hot spots in The Centennial State.

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