Here is the perfect book for birders in the Indianapolis area. It encompasses Marion County and the surrounding counties, including Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby. If you want to know where to look for birds, what time of day to try, when certain species are likely to be in the vicinity, what kind of equipment to use, and how best to go about seeing birds, this is the book for you. It singles out for treatment 125 of the most common birds seen in the area. Ninety-six of these are illustrated with color photographs. Each species account covers habitat, local sites, status in the Indianapolis area, size, and information about the behavior and natural history of the bird together with some local field observations.