Songbirds in Your Garden

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Whether you're an avid birder or just someone not sure where to begin, John K. Terres will help you enjoy attracting birds to your backyard. Having sold over 500,000 copies in four previous editions, Songbirds in Your Garden has become the best-loved guide to feeding and attracting birds at home. Songbirds in Your Garden brims with stories, practical wisdom, and expert guidance. "No matter whether you consider yourself primarily a gardener or a birder, you will love the updated and expanded version of a ...

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Overview

Whether you're an avid birder or just someone not sure where to begin, John K. Terres will help you enjoy attracting birds to your backyard. Having sold over 500,000 copies in four previous editions, Songbirds in Your Garden has become the best-loved guide to feeding and attracting birds at home. Songbirds in Your Garden brims with stories, practical wisdom, and expert guidance. "No matter whether you consider yourself primarily a gardener or a birder, you will love the updated and expanded version of a classic."—Omaha World-Herald. A Country Homes and Gardens Book Club selection. Fifth edition, updated and expanded. Introduction by Roger Tory Peterson.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781565120440
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

John K. Terres, former editor of Audubon Magazine and winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, is the author and editor of more than fifty books, including the Audubon Society's Encyclopedia of North American Birds. He has spent a lifetime feeding and attracting wild birds at home.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 2
Pt. 1 Food and Shelter
1 Feeding Birds to Attract Them 10
2 Birdhouses in Your Garden 51
3 Building a Bluebird Trail 92
4 Helping the Birds at Nesting Time 103
5 Offering a Drink and a Bath 110
Pt. 2 Spending Time with the Songbirds in Your Yard and Garden
6 Birdsongs and Sounds That Attract Birds 122
7 Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them 148
8 Planning Your Yard and Garden with Birds in Mind 177
Pt. 3 The Struggle to Survive
9 How You Can Help the Birds 208
10 The Care and Feeding of Young Birds 221
11 More Tips from a Career Spent Attracting Birds 234
Appendix 1: Some Dealers in Bird-Attracting Supplies 254
Appendix 2: What to Feed Birds 255
Appendix 3: Sources for More Information About Ornamental Planting for Birds 259
Appendix 4: Recommended References 263
Index 267
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