The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond [NOOK Book]

Overview

How many feathers does a bird have? Do birds sleep while in flight? Why do Blue-Footed Boobies have blue feet? How do migrating birds know where to go and how to get there? For these and hundreds of other questions, The Bird Watching Answer Book has expert answers. Written by Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this book is the authoritative source for information on birds of all ...
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The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond

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Overview

How many feathers does a bird have? Do birds sleep while in flight? Why do Blue-Footed Boobies have blue feet? How do migrating birds know where to go and how to get there? For these and hundreds of other questions, The Bird Watching Answer Book has expert answers. Written by Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this book is the authoritative source for information on birds of all kinds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428064
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 745,194
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Laura Erickson is the author of seven bird books, including Storey's The Bird Watching Answer Book. She has served as an editor of Bird Scope magazine and a columnist and contributing editor for Birdwatching magazine and she contributed editorial content for the All About Birds website. She also writes and produces a daily radio segment about birds. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Part One For the Birds: Feeding, Watching, and Protecting Our Feathered Friends
1. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Art of Bird Feeding
2. Birding for Fun and Science: The Sport of Bird-Watching
3. Living with Our Feathered Friends: Solving Bird Problems
4. Looking to the Future: Protecting Bird Populations

Part Two Bird Brains: Avian Behavior and Intelligence
5. Actions Speak Louder in Birds: Bird Behavior
6. Singin' in the Rain: Bird Vocalizations
7. Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Bird Migration
8. The Birds and the Bees: How Birds Reproduce

Part Three All About Birds, Inside and Out
9. The Inside Story: How Birds Work
10. Of Eagle Eyes and Ultrasound: How Birds Perceive the World
11. On Angels' Wings: Fascinating Feathers
12. Those Magnificent Flying Machines: How Birds Fly
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Something to tweet about.

    I found "The Bird Watching Answer Book" to be very enlightening. I found things about birds I didn't know. The book also goes into birds social behavior and what to expect from them in your own backyard. They also encourage you to go out in the woods and observe how different birds behave there as oppose to how they behave at your feeder. Very interesting idea to note the different attitudes of birds in general. This book is much more than, put out some seed and goodies and see who arrives to eat it. If you love birds then you will LOVE this book!

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Wanted color pictures

    Thought this book would contain color pictures of the different types of birds. It doesn't, so it was disappointing.

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