Feed the birds: attract and identify 196 common North American birds
"Informative and practical... This guide, filled with richly colorful photos, is enthusiastically recommended for birders, bird watchers, and anyone else who cares about birds' role in our precariously fragile environment." --Booklist
Feeding birds is growing in popularity and is enjoyed by over 50 million North Americans each year.
Feed the Birds is designed as a resource for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike. Covering 196 bird species that are attracted to backyard bird feeders, this book helps the reader not only attract and identify birds but also understand their behavior and adaptations to the environment. A wide variety of feeders and seed types are presented with helpful tips on how to attract the largest variety of birds.
Each profile for the 196 featured species includes a variety of photographs, an identification guide, a range map, information on bird seed and natural food preferences, and behavior. Other topics include:Why feeding birds is important Building do-it-yourself feeders Foiling squirrels Attracting birds with natural foods and water Building shelters and nest boxes Involving children Photographing birds Hand feeding Recognizing individual birds and identifying similar-looking species Growing plant varieties that make a garden attractive to birds.
The book also contains information on how to choose the right seeds; the importance of ensuring all windows are bird-safe (with links to organizations that work to reduce bird-window collision); cat-friendly deterrents; and citizen science activities like the annual Christmas Bird Count and Project Feederwatch. Feed the Birds is a complete guide that should be near every bird enthusiast's window.
Endorsed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, a conservation-oriented organization with more than 250,000 members. CWF has a long history of fostering bird habitat, conservation and recognition.
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|Grouping Title||feed the birds attract and identify 196 common north american birds|
|Grouping Author||earley chris|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-07-29 04:17:48AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-08-03 04:22:16AM|
|author||Earley, Chris, 1968-|
|available_at_aacpl||Busch Annapolis Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Busch Annapolis Library - Nonfiction|
Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
|display_description||"A guide to attracting and feeding common back yard birds. Includes information on building feeders and planting and cultivating bird-friendly plants. Illustrated identification guide shows range for most common birds."--|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Busch Annapolis Library|
Glen Burnie Library
|subject_facet||Bird attracting -- North America -- Handbooks, manuals, etc|
Bird watching -- North America
Birds -- Feeding and feeds -- North America -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Birds -- North America -- Identification
Handbooks and manuals
|title_display||Feed the birds : attract and identify 196 common North American birds|
|title_full||Feed the birds : attract and identify 196 common North American birds / Chris Earley|
|title_short||Feed the birds|
|title_sub||attract and identify 196 common North American birds|
Feeding and feeds