Birds of Wisconsin by Owen J. GrommeBirds of Wisconsin by Owen J. Gromme

Birds of Wisconsin

byOwen J. GrommeIntroduction bySamuel D. Robbins

Hardcover | November 19, 1998

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    Art lovers and bird watchers, rejoice! Owen J. Gromme’s classic Birds of Wisconsin comes to life again in a splendid new edition with completely rephotographed color plates and a new introduction by well-known ornithologist Samuel D. Robbins, Jr. This stunning revised edition features eighty-nine full-color portraits depicting the state’s rich variety of native species and seventeen new paintings showing birds in their natural habitat.
    Bird watcher, ornithologist, or curious observer will find information here valuable in identifying birds accurately. When, where, and how abundantly each bird is present in Wisconsin is indicated with easy-to-read maps and datelines, updated by Robbins.
    This widely praised book is published in cooperation with the Milwaukee Public Museum, where Gromme worked as curator of birds and mammals for more than forty years. Gromme, who was born in 1896 and died in 1991, began Birds of Wisconsin in 1941. The book was finally published in 1963 and has since become a must for bird lovers everywhere. Nationally recognized as a pioneer in conservation and the dean of wildlife artists, Gromme was the recipient of numerous awards and honors during his lifetime.  Among his accomplishments, Gromme painted the 1945 federal duck stamp as well as the first Wisconsin duck stamp in 1978.

“I grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and I never had much of an education. Most of what I know came from first-hand experience. As a kid my feet were always wet from trompin’ the marshes. The birds were there, building their nests, laying their eggs and raising their young. My first bird skin was done with a little knife my dad and I ...
Title:Birds of WisconsinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 12 × 9 × 1.2 inPublished:November 19, 1998Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299158608

ISBN - 13:9780299158606

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From Our Editors

Owen Gromme's classic book is back in print in this new edition of Birds of Wisconsin. Filled with lush colour plates and spectacular portraits, the book depicts the state's rich variety of native species and its natural habitats. This easy-to-use book is a great addition to any birdwatcher’s library.

Editorial Reviews

 “Gromme’s book is certainly an ornithological art treasure. It is quite in a class by itself, and it ought to be on the shelves of every bird lover in Wisconsin.”—August Derleth