Winter Finches & Friends: A Naturalist’s Handbook

ISBN: 978-0-9909158-1-2

96 pages

100-plus color photos



Author: Sparky Stensaas

Stone Ridge Press

7×6.25 inches


Winter finches enliven our bird feeders and turn winter’s drab into pizzaz! Many are nomadic wanderers; learn what drives them to make far-flung

forays. Compelling layout puts the emphasis on the amazing natural history of these colorful birds. Eighteen species covered including crossbills,

grosbeaks, cardinals, redpolls, siskins, waxwings and snow buntings.


Selling Points of Winter Finches

—All 18 species regularly found in North America

—Full of fascinating natural history facts

—Over 100 stunning photos

—Maps showing summer and winter ranges

—Sidebars highlight interesting finch biology

—Useful for the entire U.S. and Canada

—Capitalize on the winter bird feeding craze


Meet the author…

Sparky Stensaas (Wrenshall, Minnesota)

—Sparky is the author of five books on the natural history of the North Woods including Canoe Country Wildlife and North Woods Journal.

—Wildlife photographer, naturalist, speaker, author

—Birder and professional bird guide with over 630 North American species.

—Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to protecting one of America’s most famous birding locations.