Attracting Birds to Your Backyard: 536 Ways to Create a Haven for your Favorite Birds

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Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Discover the pleasures of watching beautiful songbirds like goldfinches and cardinals with Attracting Birds to Your Backyard. You'll be delighted at how easy and fun it is to attract birds to your yard!

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"Our newest favorite book about attracting birds to the yard and garden. Sally Roth's clear, down-to-earth writing expresses her hands-on ...

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Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Discover the pleasures of watching beautiful songbirds like goldfinches and cardinals with Attracting Birds to Your Backyard. You'll be delighted at how easy and fun it is to attract birds to your yard!

Here is what reviewers say about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard:

"Our newest favorite book about attracting birds to the yard and garden. Sally Roth's clear, down-to-earth writing expresses her hands-on involvement and her passion."—Sharon Dunn and Michael Dunn, owners of Duncraft

"A must for anyone interested in birds. I love it."—Jim Brett, curator emeritus of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

"An entertaining approach to attracting and learning about birds. The alphabetical approach — from acorns to zinnias — and short entries make it a perfect book to pick up and browse at any time." —Don and Lillian Stokes, hosts of PBS's Birdwatch with Don and Lillian Stokes and authors of Stokes Field Guides to Birds

"Attracting Birds to Your Backyard provides all the essential techniques and information for success in feeding, housing, and gardening for birds. Sally Roth has done a great service to backyard bird watchers."—Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest and author of Bird Watching for Dummies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875968926
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/8/2003
  • Series: A Rodale Organic Gardening Book Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Roth is a lifelong naturalist and gardener and is the author of Natural Landscaping and Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses. She lives in New Harmony, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Introduction x
Acorns 1
Annuals 2
Baby Birds 5
Banding 6
Bayberries 6
Bee Balm 7
Behavior 8
Berries 14
Binoculars 16
Birdbaths 18
Bird Counts 22
Bird Feeders 23
Bird Feeding 29
Birdhouses 36
Birding 42
Birding Hotspots 44
Birdseed 46
Birdseed Gardens 52
Bird Songs and Calls 54
Blackbirds 56
Bluebirds 58
Brambles 61
Bread 63
Buntings 63
Butterflies 65
Cardinals 66
Catbirds 68
Caterpillars 69
Cats 69
Cherries 70
Chickadees 71
Christmas for the Birds 74
Color of Birds 78
Columbines 80
Composting 81
Coneflowers 82
Coral Bells 83
Corn 83
Cosmos 84
Courtship 85
Cowbirds 88
Crabapples 89
Crossbills 90
Crows and Ravens 92
Cuckoos 94
Dog Food 95
Doughnuts 95
Doves 96
Dustbaths 97
Earthworms 98
Eggs 98
Eggshells 100
Evergreens 101
Fall Almanac 103
Feathers 105
Finches 107
First Aid for Birds 110
Flickers 114
Flight 115
Flycatchers 116
Fruit for Birds 118
Fruit Trees 119
Fuchsias 121
Goldfinches 122
Gourds 123
Grackles 125
Grapes 126
Grit 127
Grosbeaks 127
Groundcovers 130
Hand Taming 132
Hawks 133
Hemlocks 135
Herons 136
Hollies 137
Honeysuckles 138
Hummingbirds 139
Identifying Birds 143
Impatients 146
Insects and Birds 147
Jays 149
Juncos 152
Junipers 153
Killdeers 154
Kingbirds 155
Kinglets 156
Lawns 157
Life List 158
Magpies 159
Manure 160
Martins 160
Meadowlarks 163
Migration 164
Millet 167
Mockingbirds 167
Molting 168
Moss 169
Mud 170
Mulberries 171
Native Plants 172
Nectar 175
Nesting 176
Niger 179
Nuthatches 180
Nuts and Nut Trees 182
Oaks 183
Orioles 184
Ornamental Grasses 186
Owls 188
Peanuts and Peanut Butter 191
Perennials 192
Pest Control and Birds 195
Pheasants 196
Phoebes 197
Photographing Backyard Birds 198
Pines 200
Predators 202
Pumpkin and Melon Seeds 202
Quail 203
Raisins 204
Roadrunners 204
Robins 205
Roses 206
Salvias 208
Sapsuckers 209
Scarecrows 210
Shade and Woodland Gardens 211
Shelter 215
Shrubs 217
Siskins 220
Snakes 221
Soda Bottles 221
Songbirds 223
Sparrows 223
Spring Almanac 226
Squirrels 228
Starlings 230
Stumps and Snags 231
Suet 232
Sumac 233
Summer Almanac 234
Sunflowers 236
Swallows 237
Swifts 238
Tanagers 239
Territory and Range 240
Thrashers 242
Thrushes 243
Titmice 244
Towhees 245
Trees 246
Trumpet Vines 250
Vegetable Gardens 251
Viburnums 253
Vines 254
Vireos 257
Virginia Creeper 258
Warblers 259
Water 260
Water Gardens 261
Waxwings 266
Weather and Birds 267
Weeds 269
Wildflowers 272
Wildlife 276
Windows 278
Winter Almanac 279
Woodpeckers 281
Wrens 284
Yellowthroats 286
Zinnias 287
Sources 288
Recommended Reading 291
Index 293
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 308
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