Birds in Minnesota: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)

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While I read lots of cover to cover books, both fiction and nonfiction, this is the book that gave me some hope and a look forward during this bizarre year. What armchair pleasure, with its gorgeous color photos and detailed maps, it provides as I anticipate searching for some of these birds in the spring. Janssen’s scholarship and dedication to his life‘s work to document the birds in Minnesota—where they can be found and when—just boggled my mind. I’m an amateur birder at best, but this is a great addition to my collection of guides and would be a welcome gift to birders at any level.

— Keelin


A comprehensive update of the classic from the state’s foremost expert

In the nearly half-century since the first publication of the landmark Birds in Minnesota, the state and its bird populations have undergone dramatic changes. This newly revised, expanded edition reflects those changes as well as the most recent advances in birding, making it the indispensable resource for birdwatchers in Minnesota, both passionate amateur and professional. Featuring full-color photographs and more than one thousand distribution maps, the updated Birds in Minnesota describes where and during which season the 443 species of birds in the state can be found. 

Introductory comments by Carrol L. Henderson of the Minnesota DNR and Kim R. Eckert, author of A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota, along with the expert contributions of David Cahlander of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union, further enhance this new edition for today’s Minnesota birders. This edition of Birds in Minnesota is the essential birding reference—at once authoritative and user-friendly, comprehensive and concise, eminently practical and a delight to peruse. 

About the Author

Robert B. Janssen is one of Minnesota’s top birding experts and author of Birds of Minnesota State Parks. For many years he was editor of the quarterly journal of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union and is a past president of that organization. He is coordinator of the Minnesota Breeding Bird Survey for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and consults for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Praise For…

"Minnesota conservationists, birders, educators, and children, now and in the future, stand to benefit for decades from this new and monumental update of Birds in Minnesota by my friend and lifetime Minnesota birder Robert B. Janssen. If you are not up to taking ‘six round trips to the moon’ to know Minnesota’s birdlife, read this book, and take a moment to thank Bob for his lifetime passion for birding in Minnesota and for sharing what he has learned."—Carrol L. Henderson, from the Foreword

Product Details
ISBN: 9781517907013
ISBN-10: 1517907012
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 2020
Pages: 616