Backyard Birds of Maryland: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

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Backyard Birds of Maryland is a handy expert guide to identifying, attracting, and providing habitat for the top 25 wild birds most likely to be seen in yards and neighborhoods throughout Maryland. Here ...

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Overview

Backyard Birds of Maryland is a handy expert guide to identifying, attracting, and providing habitat for the top 25 wild birds most likely to be seen in yards and neighborhoods throughout Maryland. Here is everything you need to know about creating the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary.

Includes:

Bird identification marks

Specific bird behavior

Nesting and migration patterns

Types of birdsongs

Tips on bird baths and favorite bird foods

Plants and trees to attract specific birds

Easy bird index

Bill Fenimore has been an avid birder for the past fifty years. He leads birding trips throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, and he writes about birds and the outdoors. He is the owner of a National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center.

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Zealous birders travel to distant islands to view a rare species, but most of us are quite content to view the avian visitors to our own backyards. This addition to Gibbs Smith's Backyard Birds series profiles the 25 backyard birds Maryland nature lovers are likely to see. Each entry provides a clear color photograph and specific descriptions that including identification marks, behavior, habitat, nesting style, and song. Backyard Birds of Maryland contains expert pointers on creating an inviting bird sanctuary, including info on birdbaths, foliage, and food.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423603542
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Series: Backyard Birds Of... Ser.
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Bio: Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops educating the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.
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Why Feed Backyard Birds?

When I was a toddler, I would watch my mother throw bread crumbs onto the snow of our Pennsylvania yard for the birds. She felt that the birds needed her help weathering cold winter days. It is still a fond memory of mine, some fifty years later. I became fascinated with those birds as I watched them enjoy Mom's treat.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 8

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19

Carolina Chickadee 21

House Wren 23

American Goldfinch 25

White-breasted Nuthatch 27

House Finch 29

Dark-eyed Junco 31

House Sparrow 33

Downy Woodpecker 35

Tufted Titmouse 37

Eastern Bluebird 39

Brown-headed Cowbird 41

Baltimore Oriole 43

Eastern Towhee 45

European Starling 47

Gray Catbird 49

Northern Cardinal 51

Red-bellied Woodpecker 53

American Robin 55

Northern Mockingbird 57

Blue Jay 59

Mourning Dove 61

Common Grackle 63

Northern Flicker (Yellow-Shafted) 65

Sharp-shinned Hawk 67

Reference Materials 68

Photo Credits 96

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