Bird Facts

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Why are eggs different colors? How can I identify bird calls? How far do birds migrate? Bird Facts provides the answers to these and hundreds of other questions. Packed with fascinating facts and useful information and gloriously illustrated throughout in full color, Bird Facts is an indispensable reference source for every bird-lover. Here you will find all the facts you need, while discovering a wealth of exciting new information.

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Overview

Why are eggs different colors? How can I identify bird calls? How far do birds migrate? Bird Facts provides the answers to these and hundreds of other questions. Packed with fascinating facts and useful information and gloriously illustrated throughout in full color, Bird Facts is an indispensable reference source for every bird-lover. Here you will find all the facts you need, while discovering a wealth of exciting new information.

Specially commissioned, full-color artwork, photographs, charts and diagrams, enable you to identify at a glance a host of North America’s favorite birds, from the American goldfinch to the screech owl and the Canada goose. You’ll find out where, when and how to go about watching them, as well as learn about their individual lifestyles, including their range, food requirements, song, nesting habits and eggs.

Find out how you can turn yourself into a bird expert – how to attract birds to your own garden, which are the best plants for birds and what are the best bird foods, what types of feeders and nesters to install, how to protect your feathered friends from predators and how to take professional quality bird photographs.

In addition, there’s fascinating background information on bird evolution and behavior, covering topics from bird origins to bird flight, coloration and migration

  • Features a comprehensive all-color bird identifier, covering all North America's favorite birds complete with full accounts.
  • Learn how to spot and distinguish birds and how to turn yourself into a backyard bird expert.
  • Packed with fascinating, practical birding tips, from what types of nesters and feedersbirds favor to how to take professional-quality bird photographs.
  • Explains all the essential background basics, including the facts behind bird evolution and the mysteries of bird behavior.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435111806
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Series: Animal Facts Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Schneck is a newspaper journalist turned natural history writer and photographer. His goal is to expand reader’s appreciation and understanding of the natural world and its inhabitants. He lives in southeastern Pennyslvania and is director of the Backyard Wildlife Association. His previous books include The Bird Feeder’s Guide, Backyard Birds, Animals in Danger, Extraordinary Animals, Butterflies: How to Identify Them and Attract Them to Your Garden, and Your Backyard Wildlife Garden.

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