Hocking County is one of the natural jewels of Ohio, favored as it is with impressive geological and biological diversity, and within that setting occurs one of the most diverse and accessible populations of birds to be found in the state. The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio provides an overview of the natural environments of the county and reviews the history of bird studies there and changes that have occurred in the bird life as the environment of the region has changed. A summary chapter identifies and describes the prime birding sites within the county, most of which are accessible to the public. The culmination of the book lies in its exhaustively complete and current annotated list of the 266 bird species that have been recorded in the county. A separate checklist is provided at the end of the book for personal record keeping. This valuable contribution will be appreciated by a wide range of users, from the casual bird observer to the serious student of Ohio's ornithology.
"an authoritative reference for southeastern Ohio that adds considerable knowledge to an overlooked part of the state."
– Bruce Peterjohn, author of The Birds of Ohio