Mid-Atlantic Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Deleware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none are as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. While birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our ...

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From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none are as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. While birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other, larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Mid-Atlantic Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the Mid-Atlantic, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Midwest, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States.

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Bill Thompson III(Whipple, OH) is the editor and co-publisher ofBird Watcher's Digest. He's also a keen birder, the author of many books, a field trip leader, an ecotourism consultant, a guitar player, the host of theThis Birding Lifepodcast (http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/podcasts/thisbirdinglife.php#episodes), a regular speaker and performer on the birding festival circuit, a gentleman farmer, and a fungi to be around. His North American life list is somewhere between 673 and 675. His favorite bird is the red-headed woodpecker. His "spark bird" was a snowy owl. He has watched birds in 25 countries and 44 states, but his favorite place to watch is on the 80-acre farm he shares with his wife, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose. Some kind person once called Bill "the Pied Piper of Birding" and he has been trying to live up to that moniker ever since.http://billofthebirds.blogspot.com
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Table of Contents


Welcome to Bird Watching in the Mid-Atlantic 
Creating a Habitat 

Profiles of Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic 

Hawks
Sharp-shinned Hawk 
Cooper’s Hawk 
Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove 

Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl 
Swifts & Hummingbirds
Chimney Swift 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Hairy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Pileated Woodpecker 

Flycatchers
Eastern Phoebe 

Crows & Jays
Blue Jay 
American Crow 

Swallows
Purple Martin 
Tree Swallow 
Barn Swallow 

Chickadees & Titmice
Carolina & Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 

Nuthatches
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 

Wrens
Carolina Wren 
House Wren 

Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird 
Wood Thrush 
American Robin 

Mimids
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 

Starlings
European Starling 

Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing 

Warblers
Yellow-rumped Warbler 

Tanagers
Scarlet Tanager 

Sparrows
Eastern Towhee 
Chipping Sparrow 
American Tree Sparrow 
Field Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco 

Cardinals & Buntings
Northern Cardinal 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
Indigo Bunting 

Orioles & Blackbirds
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle 
Brown-headed Cowbird 
Baltimore Oriole 

Finches
Purple Finch 
House Finch 
Common Redpoll 
Pine Siskin 
American Goldfinch 
Evening Grosbeak 

Weaver Finches
House Sparrow 

Birding Hotspots for the Mid-Atlantic 
Birds I’ve Spotted 
Resources 
Index 
Meet Bill Thompson III  

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