Field Guide to Backyard Birds of the West
Paperback ISBN: 1591860091
This handsome field guide has over 100 entries showcasing the 60 most popular birds of the West including Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. It includes how to attract birds to feeders, full-color illustrations of both male and female birds, and instructions on the most effective placement of feeders. Finally, an illustrated map of habitat and migration patterns will increase your knowledge and understanding of these beautiful birds.
The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Paperback ISBN: 1452174032
Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let's face it—true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!
Birds of the Midwest
Paperback ISBN: 1591934060
At the cabin, in the garden or on a hike, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. When you see a common bird, flip open the colored tab and browse real photographs to easily identify the type of bird. The guide is pocket-sized, portable and durable.
H Is for Hawk
Paperback ISBN: 0802124739
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconerHelen had been captivated by hawks since childhoodshe'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance ofThe Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life. Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America
Paperback ISBN: 0547152469
Each book in this series covers all the different species of a particular type of plant or animal, providing hundreds of color illustrations and range maps so that both nature enthusiasts and backyard observers can easily identify a particular type of flora or fauna.
Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America
Paperback ISBN: 0547905580
A first-of-its-kind guide to the sounds of Eastern North American birds teaches readers how to visualize sounds and features a revolutionary visual index that allows readers to quickly look up unfamiliar sounds in the field. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Audubon North American Birdfeeder Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0756658837
An illustrated handbook of bird identification provides tips on the art of birdwatching, closeup illustrations, locator maps, birding etiquette, essential equipment, and tips on the best ways to attract, feed, and observe various bird species in one's own backyard.
Bird Homes and Habitats
Paperback ISBN: 0618904468
"Two of the best-known names in birding--Peterson and Bird Watcher's Digest--team up to provide reliable, expert advice on how to attract the birds you want into your yard. Which birds use nest boxes? What's required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract which birds? What does it take to be a bluebird trail operator? What does it mean if baby birds or eggs disappear from their nest? Bill Thompson III answers all of these questions and more, helping readers to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young. It's easy enough to hang a birdfeeder. But there are plenty of other things that can attract birds to a landscape--and, in fact, birds need four essentials: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. The more of these elements a yard has, the more attractive it is to birds. A lavishly illustrated chapter provides ideas and inspiration for creating bird havens by profiling "Birdy Backyard All-Stars," fifteen homeowners from around the country who have actively worked to create bird-friendly habitats"--