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"--
A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding
Paperback ISBN: 0679750525
Detailed advice on the design and placement of bird feeders accompanies information on the selection, preparation, and placement of foods suitable for specifically identified birds and describes species of birds in various regional locations. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels
Paperback ISBN: 1556523025
Describes how to outsmart the greedy, crafty squirrels who are determined to make all birdseed their own
Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die
Birding Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Hardcover ISBN: 1584796294
It's estimated that 50 to 60 million Americans count birding among their hobbies. Some hang feeders in their backyards and accumulate yard lists; others participate in annual ôChristmas Countsö; a select few travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to see every bird in the world. With Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die, Chris Santella takes the best-selling ôFifty Placesö recipe and applies it to this most popular pastime. Santella presents some of the greatest bird-watching venues in the United States and abroad through interviews with prominent birders, from tour leaders and conservationists to ornithologists and academics. Interviewees include ornithologist Kenn Kaufman; David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds; Rose Ann Rowlett, the ômother of modern birdingö; John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and Steve McCormick, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. The places vary from the urban (New York City's Central Park) to the mystical (the cloud forests of Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico) to the extremely remote (the sub-Arctic islands of New Zealand). The book includes 40 gorgeous photographs that capture the vibrancy of our feathered friends, and the beautiful places they call home.
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding
Sharing Nature With the Next Generation
Paperback ISBN: 1937226913
"Pithy, funny, and wise essays about forays into nature…Knapp writes wittily of nature's nuances. Tales of field trips with students, birding with family, or the fun of leading bird walks ('Look! Butterbutts!') all contribute to the cheerful wonder Knapp evokes." —BOOKLIST "Eli J. Knapp's The Delightful Horror of Family Birding trots the globe with humor, insight, and deep–seated appreciation for nature and bird–watching…focuses on its subject with wit, erudition, and passion as vast as a great flock darkening the daytime sky."—FOREWORD REVIEWS
Identifying and Feeding Birds
Paperback ISBN: 0618904441
A collaborative effort between two leading bird-watching authorities shares accessible tips for backyard birding while debunking common myths, in a lighthearted reference that makes recommendations for attracting and feeding 130 profiled species and addressing common problems. Original.
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.