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Complete Guide to Bird Feeding

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A classic guide revised and updated, and for the first time available in paperback.

Since its publication in 1975, A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding has been considered the best book on the subject. John V. Dennis, an ornithologist and biologist with a Iifetime's experience of bird feeding, tells you precisely how to choose and install bird feeders, how to take advantage of the plantings and natural topography of your garden, how to prepare and place food, and how to protect your...

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Overview

A classic guide revised and updated, and for the first time available in paperback.

Since its publication in 1975, A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding has been considered the best book on the subject. John V. Dennis, an ornithologist and biologist with a Iifetime's experience of bird feeding, tells you precisely how to choose and install bird feeders, how to take advantage of the plantings and natural topography of your garden, how to prepare and place food, and how to protect your feeding sites from potential predators or greedy competitors, such as cats, squirrels, and blue Jays. His lively and engaging text discusses the habits and food preferences of eighty different likely bird-patrons and what types of feeders are best adapted to them.

In this edition, Mr. Dennis has included the latest information about what bird foods are available and most effective, what the new bird feeder designs are, the most current recommendations for hummingbird feeding, as well as changes in bird populations, migration habits, and ranges so that you know what birds to expect at the feeder.

Filled with lore from a lifetime of observation, this new edition of a classic guide will become, as the original edition did, a bible for those of us who feed and watch birds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679750529
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/29/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Learning How 1
1 Bird Feeding as a Hobby 5
2 Getting Started 11
3 Selection, Preparation, and Placement of Foods 22
4 Design and Placement of Feeders 34
5 Special Needs and Cravings 53
6 Things That Go Wrong 63
7 How to Hand Tame 80
8 Identification, Listing, Reporting 89
9 Benefits to Birds 103
Pt. 2 Birds That Visit Feeding Stations 113
10 Sparrows and Finches 119
11 Fowl-like Birds 157
12 Doves 161
13 Hummingbirds 165
14 Woodpeckers 174
15 Jays 183
16 Crows 188
17 Chickadees and Titmice 190
18 Nuthatches 199
19 Creepers 203
20 Wrens 205
21 Mimic Thrushes 208
22 Robins and Thrushes 214
23 Kinglets 220
24 Waxwings 222
25 Starlings 224
26 Warblers 226
27 Weaver Finches 232
28 Blackbirds and Orioles 234
29 Tanagers 245
Appendix A Glossary of Foods and Precautions 249
Appendix B Recipes and Menus 272
Appendix C Birds That Visit Eastern Feeders 276
Appendix D Western Strays Sometimes Seen at Eastern Feeders 279
Appendix E Escaped Cage Birds and Other Exotics 281
Appendix F Changes in Common Names 284
Appendix G Some National Publications about Birds, Nature, and the Environment 286
Index 287
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