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Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild and in Your Yard
     

Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild and in Your Yard

by Larry Gates, Terrie Gates
 
• How to identify hummingbirds--where to find them, when to look, and what to expect in the region where you live • Tips for the backyard birder on how to attract and feed hummingbirds The hummingbird is one of the most attractive and popular birds in North America. Its small size, brilliant coloring, and ability to feed in flight make it a favorite backyard

Overview

• How to identify hummingbirds--where to find them, when to look, and what to expect in the region where you live • Tips for the backyard birder on how to attract and feed hummingbirds The hummingbird is one of the most attractive and popular birds in North America. Its small size, brilliant coloring, and ability to feed in flight make it a favorite backyard visitor. This colorful guide describes the fascinating life in the wild of a variety of hummingbird species and tells bird lovers how to attract hummingbirds to the backyard. Information from the most recently published research is augmented by personal experiences in the field as well as conversations with hummingbird experts. Topics include hummingbird behavior, migration, and predators--all illustrated with full-color photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734219
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,348,677
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Larry and Terrie Gates live in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona, where they maintain a garden that has attracted 12 species of hummingbirds. Their popular Web site, www.hummingbirdworld.com, has been a major source of information for tens of thousands of visitors. The Gateses have published numerous articles and photographs and have compiled over 50 Christmas Bird Counts in Mississippi and Arizona.

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