Attracting and Feeding Backyard Birds [NOOK Book]

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Written by an expert on wild birds, Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds serves as a regional identification guide to over 50 of the most common feeder birds of North America. It also includes discussion of subjects like species characteristics, feeding and feeders, birdhouses, attracting wild birds, and discouraging pest species.
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Attracting and Feeding Backyard Birds

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Overview

Written by an expert on wild birds, Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds serves as a regional identification guide to over 50 of the most common feeder birds of North America. It also includes discussion of subjects like species characteristics, feeding and feeders, birdhouses, attracting wild birds, and discouraging pest species.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793849024
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Frischmann holds a B.S. in Science Education from Duke University and has worked in wildlife rehabilitation facilities for many years, also serving as President of Mt. Diablo Audubon Society. Carol travels the world for observation of various birds. Carol writes on pets and nature for magazines and newspapers and is the pet columnist for KGW.com, an NBC affiliate television station and for her own website ThisWildLife.com.
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Table of Contents


Who Are Your Backyard Birds?     5
Overview
Bird Groups
Our Example Bird: The American Robin
The Kinds of Backyards Birds Live in
Attracting Backyard Birds     15
Water
Feeders and Feeding
Other Inducements
Best Times to Observe Feeding
Ths Top 50 Backyard Birds     25
The Top 50 Feeder Bird Profiles
Birds That Cling to Trees
Small, Colorful Birds
Medium to Large Black Birds and Jays
Hawks
Birds Seen Mostly on the Ground
Enjoying Your Backyard Birds     53
How to See the Birds
Feather Basics and Feather Care
Feeding Details
Flocking
Rhythm of the Day
Seasonal Rhythms
Strange Behaviors
Backyard Bird Activities     69
Experimenting With Feeders
More About Food Types
When to Fill Feeders
Feeder Placement
Water Experiments
Nest Experiments
Keeping Records
Project FeederWatch
Learning More
Advanced Backyard Birding     89
Problem Solving
Landscaping for Your Birds
Attracting Target Birds
Involving the Family
Injured Birds
Disease Concerns
Resources     104
References     106
Index     108
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