Backyard Birding: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Birds
ISBN: 0762771666
EAN13: 9780762771660
Language: English
Pages: 241
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
How to bring birds to your home and keep them there including 250 full-color photos They re out there every day, flashing through your yard, perching in a tree, collecting on utility wires, or congregating around puddles. They already share your backyard and neighborhood with you, but you even if you are already one of America s more than 68 million birders haven t formally invited them over for dinner. This book shows you how. Backyard Birding helps you maximize your home birding experiences and attract a wider variety of birds. With 250 full-color photos and concise, informative text, it provides indispensable details on what foods, plants, trees, water sources, and nesting materials will attract particular species. It helps you make the right choices the first time and avoid costly mistakes. As an identification guide, it goes further than any previous resource in clarifying such matters as male/female plumage variations and breeding vs. nonbreeding plumage. Randi and Nic Minetor traveled from Florida to Alaska to photograph the hundreds of species in these pages. The result is a compendium from America s backyards to your fingertips, with information useful in whatever climate or habitat your own backyard may provide. * 250 vibrant full-color photos capturing birds in stunning detail* Focus on top 24 birds found nationally as well as in Eastern and Western locations* Picture index of all the birds found throughout the book for easy reference* Seasonal bird feeding checklists
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover From urban container gardens to sprawling backyards--understanding and creating your own birding paradise You see them every day, whether they are flashing through your yard, perching on a limb, or gathering in a puddle. They already share your neighborhood with you, but before you know it, they fly on in search of a hearty meal or a more suitable watering hole. That's because you--even if you are already one of America's more than 68 million birders--haven't yet taken the steps needed to make birds linger in your garden. This unique and user-friendly guide shows you how. With 250 vibrant full-color photos and concise, informative text, Backyard Birding helps you maximize your home birding experiences and attract a wider variety of birds. It helps you make the right choices the first time--and avoid costly mistakes. Learn how to: - Attract particular species by choosing the right foods, plants, trees, water sources, and nesting materials- Create a garden, region by region, that will be an oasis for birds- Instantly recognize, and attract, those birds you are most likely to see--including the top birds found nationally as well as in Eastern and Western locations- Identify birds by field marks, plumage, and more- Make your yard the hummingbird capital of the neighborhood- Fend off predators and other uninvited backyard guests