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


Backyard Birds of Washington 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 Washington. ...

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Backyard Birds of Washington 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 Washington. Here is everything you need to know about creating the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary.


Bird identification marks

Specific bird behavior

Nesting and migration patterns

Types of birdsongs

Tips on birdbaths 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 was recently awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor, as well as the Roger Tory Peterson Nature Education Achievement Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423605683
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Backyard Birds Of... Ser.
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 493,869
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.37 (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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Description: The adult male has a rufous back and a dark throat. The gorget flashes a bright red when displayed. Underparts show a white chest with a rufous wash on the flanks and a rufous tail. Females have green upperparts and a white throat patch with small red spots. The underparts are white with a rufous tinge to the flanks.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 8

Rufous Hummingbird 19

Anna's Hummingbird 21

Red-breasted Nuthatch 23

House Wren 25

American Goldfinch 27

Pine Siskin 29

Bewick's Wren 31

Black-capped Chickadee 33

Violet-green Swallow 35

Purple Finch 37

House Finch 39

Dark-eyed Junco 41

House Sparrow 43

Downy Woodpecker 45

Golden-crowned Sparrow 47

Evening Grosbeak 49

Spotted Towhee 51

Black-headed Grosbeak 53

European Starling 55

Varied Thrush 57

American Robin 59

Steller's Jay 61

Mourning Dove 63

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 65

Sharp-shinned Hawk 67

Reference Materials 68

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