Books for birdwatchers

By Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall
BirdWatching Magazine

Leaf_Love coverMinnesota’s importance to birds and birders cannot be overstated. More than 400 species have been recorded there. It’s a migratory pathway. And it’s the home of not just great hotspots but great advocates, like Carrol Henderson and our own Laura Erickson. That’s why this book is so relevant. It’s the story of the father of Minnesota ornithology, Thomas Sadler Roberts. He taught the University of Minnesota’s first ornithology class, wrote the landmark Birds of Minnesota, and devoted himself to birds when few cared about them.

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