this book is a photo journal of the birds I have photographed in one years time in my area. The 50 miles around my home. Most within 25. There are lots of great photos of birds that i haven't seen very often. If you look through them it tells the sort of area I found them in . It will help you know where to look for them in your area. Many birds have a wide range across the midwest that they live or migrate Through and the photos will give you a good pictorial view of what to look for. You will be able to identify them easily when you see them.