Owl of the North: A Naturalist’s Handbook

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Woodpeckers of North America

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Woodpeckers of North America: A Naturalist’s Handbook
Stone Ridge Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-9760313-7-6
by David Benson & Paul Bannick
96 pages
22 species
over 130 photos
7×6.25 in.
softcover
$12.95

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?…
Woodpeckers of North America!

Like a hike in the woods with a naturalist,this book takes you on a journey into the world of woodpeckers. It explains how to tell them apart, how they live,where they live, and the most interesting details about their lives. Packed with photos that capture the beauty and intrigue of woodpeckers.

Latest in the Bird Nerd Series
—All 22 species regularly found in North America
—Full of fascinating natural history facts
—Over 130 stunning photos
—Maps showing summer and winter ranges
—Sidebars highlight interesting woodpecker biology
—Useful for the entire U.S.

Meet the author…
David Benson (Duluth, Minnesota)
—David is also the author of Owls of
the North and several other books
—Author of many magazine articles.
—Former Naturalist at Hawk Ridge
and Gooseberry Falls State Parks.
—Board Chair of Friends of Sax-Zim
Bog.
—Birder/Naturalist extraordinaire.

David Benson is a writer and naturalist. He has been the naturalist at Hawk RidgeBird Observatory, Gooseberry Falls and Jay Cooke State Parks in Minnesota, and Pattison State Park in Wisconsin. He has conducted owl surveys and training sessions for the Minnesota DNR and the National Park Service, and has taught classes in bird identification and behavior for many groups. He is the author of over 100articles and several books, including the first in the Naturalist’s Handbook series—Owls of the North. David lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

Meet the photographer…
Paul Bannick (Seattle, Washington)
—Author and photographer of
The Owl and the Woodpecker.
—Keynote presenter at many birding
festivals.
—Canon prize winner in the International
Conservation Photography Awards.
—Published in Audubon, Nature’s Best,
Ranger Rick and many more magazines

Paul Bannick is an award-winning wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. In 2012 Paul was awarded the Canon prize in the International Conservation PhotographyAwards. His first book, The Owl and the Woodpecker(2008), is a best seller. Paul currently serves as the Director of Development for Conservation Northwest,an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting wild areas from the PacificCoast to the Canadian Rockies. Paul lives in Seattle, Washington.

Winter Finches & Friends of North America

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Winter Finches & Friends of North America: A Naturalist’s Handbook
ISBN: 978-0-9909158-1-2
96 pages
100-plus color photos
softcover
$12.95
Author: Sparky Stensaas
Stone Ridge Press
7×6.25 inches

Winter finches enliven our bird feeders and turn winter’s drab into pizzaz! Many are nomadic wanderers; learn what drives them to make far-flung
forays. Compelling layout puts the emphasis on the amazing natural history of these colorful birds. Eighteen species covered including crossbills,
grosbeaks, cardinals, redpolls, siskins, waxwings and snow buntings.

Selling Points of Winter Finches
—All 18 species regularly found in North America
—Full of fascinating natural history facts
—Over 100 stunning photos
—Maps showing summer and winter ranges
—Sidebars highlight interesting finch biology
—Useful for the entire U.S. and Canada
—Capitalize on the winter bird feeding craze

Meet the author…
Sparky Stensaas (Wrenshall, Minnesota)
—Sparky is the author of five books on the natural history of the North Woods including Canoe Country Wildlife and North Woods Journal.
—Wildlife photographer, naturalist, speaker, author
—Birder and professional bird guide with over 630 North American species.
—Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to protecting one of America’s most famous birding locations.

Available now
Winter Finches of North America:
A Naturalist’s Handbook
Stone Ridge Press 978-0-9909158-1-2
by Sparky Stensaas
96 pages l 18 species l over 100 color photos
7×6.25 in. l softcover l $12.95 l available May 1, 2015

Companion Titles
Owls of the North: A Naturalist’s Handbook
Stone Ridge Press 978-09760313-4-5

Woodpeckers of North America: A Naturalist’s Handbook
Stone Ridge Press 978-0-9760313-7-6

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