McCormac's writing is friendly and breezy -- a pleasing blend of information presented in a readable style. --Bird Watcher's Digest
...until now there has never been a field guide dedicated solely to the Buckeye State's birds. Birds of Ohio by Jim McCormac fills the void. The abundance of information he has chocked into a 360-page field guide is amazing. --Columbus Dispatch
This field guide may be the best designed and planned guide I've ever come into contact with. It's as if the author and publisher looked at the shortcomings of all the books on the shelf and evaded the usual traps. --Greater Akron Audubon Matters
About the Author
A lifelong Ohioan, JAMES McCORMAC became passionate about natural history at a very early age, and began actively pursuing birds before he was 10 years old. Some 35 years later, his Ohio list stands at 356 species, one of the largest Ohio bird siting lists. He has birded in nearly every state and most Canadian provinces, as well as far-flung places like the Australian Outback, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Jim is keenly interested in rarities and bird distribution, and served as secretary of the Ohio Bird Records Committee for seven years.
Jim is also an enthusiastic educator and writer, giving as many as 50 talks and lectures yearly on a range of natural history topics.
GREGORY KENNEDY has been an active naturalist and adventurer since he was a young boy. He is the author of many books on natural history and has produced film and television work on environmental issues and indigenous concerns in southeast Asia, New Guinea, South and Central America and the high Arctic. His involvement in numerous research projects around the world range from studies in the upper canopy of tropical and temperate rain forests to deep water marine investigations.