This entertaining and informative book is a primer for bird watchersa--both those who trek the countryside armed with binoculars and camera, as well as those less nimble nature lovers who merely keep a bird feeder near their kitchen window. Supplemented with color photos and illustrations, this book gives pointers on how to identify birds by plumage and shape, how to select appropriate binoculars and spotting scopes, the best times of day to watch for birds, and how to recognize and interpret birds' activities. There is also information on feeding birds, making a backyard attractive to birds, building bird houses and nest boxes, and much more. Supplementary information includes a list of rare-bird hotline phone numbers, web sites that offer information on wild birds, and a recommended reading list. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations.Although many people will tell you that you need to keep feeders full at all times, youa#39;ll attract a more select dining crowd if you let the feeders ... of nearby plants and shrubs to minimize predator attack and maximize protection; the height of feeders to ensure the birds feel comfortable while ... Ita#39;s a given that youa#39;ll want to locate your feeders as close to the window you want to watch birds from as possible.
|Title||:||Guide to Backyard Birds|
|Author||:||Julie Rach Mancini, Pam Higdon|
|Publisher||:||Barron's Educational Series - 2004|