This field guide by Stan Tekiela is perfect for amateurs like me. It only includes the most common birds of Minnesota (just over a hundred) and organizes them by color instead of name or species classification. So when I spot a bird I've never seen, I just note the bird's color, grab the field guide, go to the section for that color, and then flip through the pages of photos until I find a match.
If, like me, you enjoy watching birds but you're a novice at identifying them, this little book is just what you need. It's great for kids too. Cheri and I have certainly had fun looking up birds with our grandsons. Sometimes, they just grab the book for the fun of looking at all the wonderful pictures.
Publisher's Book Description:Learn about and identify birds using Stan Tekiela's state-by-state field guides. The full-page, color photos are incomparable and include insets of winter plumage, color morphs and more. Plus, with the easy-to-use format, you don't need to know a bird's name or classification in order to easily find it in the book. Using this field guide is a real pleasure. It's a great way for anyone to learn about the birds in your state.