Garden Birds: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Garden Birds: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

by Noble S. Proctor, Cyril Alexander. Walker, Tim Parmenter
     
 

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Lavishly and beautifully illustrated, Garden Birds is a complete guide to recognizing and feeding birds of all types, and to adapting the garden to encourage more of them to visit. Whether readers have a large or small garden, in a town or in the country, here in one colorful volume is all they need to know--a unique collection of practical tips and easy-to-use… See more details below

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Lavishly and beautifully illustrated, Garden Birds is a complete guide to recognizing and feeding birds of all types, and to adapting the garden to encourage more of them to visit. Whether readers have a large or small garden, in a town or in the country, here in one colorful volume is all they need to know--a unique collection of practical tips and easy-to-use reference material for bird lovers everywhere. Full-color photos and illustrations.

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Library Journal
Garden Birds consists mostly of species accounts of 100 birds. For each there is a page with a mediocre painting, a range map, and a basic description including its habits, food and vegetation preferences, nest, how to attract it, etc. Although an expansive philosophy is commendable it is stretching the imagination to consider a few of these species, such as green-backed heron or red-tailed hawk, as garden birds. Brief introductory sections touch on the bird garden, gardening for birds, food and feeders, and birdhouses. It is a virtue that birds of the East and West are included. There are already several excellent guides to attracting birds, ranging from J. Terres's classic and still useful Songbirds in Your Garden to S. Kress's Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds (Scribner, 1985). This latest, by a recognized Connecticut ornithologist, is well enough done but adds little. Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson University Lib., Philadelphia
Bird Watcher's Digest Staff
This is a lovely guide to making and maintaining a garden that will attract various species of birds.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Garden Birds is an immensely informative, beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to transforming any garden into a haven for birds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878575923
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/1986
Pages:
160

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