The New Handbook of Attracting Birds

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This practical, thorough, and elegant handbook has risen to the rank of "classic" among knowledgeable ornithologists.
For more than a guide for bringing birds to the feeder, this book—published here for the first time in paperback—is a sound, useful tool, as essential for anyone with a serious interest in birds as a pair of binoculars.
Among the eminently useful treasures to be found in the New Handbook are complete plans for building ...

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Overview

This practical, thorough, and elegant handbook has risen to the rank of "classic" among knowledgeable ornithologists.
For more than a guide for bringing birds to the feeder, this book—published here for the first time in paperback—is a sound, useful tool, as essential for anyone with a serious interest in birds as a pair of binoculars.
Among the eminently useful treasures to be found in the New Handbook are complete plans for building birdhouses and feeders for numerous species, including martins, bluebirds, tree swallows, woodpeckers, and others; a listing of plants attractive to birds; landscaping plans designed to attract birds and help them thrive, instructions on how to attract such favorites as hummingbirds, game birds, and waterfowl; and bird-attracting strategies for the small garden, farm, or estate. Additional sections describe serious bird-study techniques, care of injured birds, and even the organization of bird sanctuaries.
This book is an essential guide not only for those interested in observing birds, but for anyone who desires to foster birds' welfare in an ever more threatened ecosystem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393302806
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/17/1985
  • Edition description: Revised, Enlarg
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Thomas P. McElroy, Jr., left a teaching career to become director of the famed Pequot-Sepos Wildlife Sanctuary at Mystic, Connecticut. He was formerly managing director of the National Audubon Society's Aullwood Sanctuary and Nature Center in Dayton, Ohio. He now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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