Backyard Birds of California: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

Backyard Birds of California: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

by Bill Fenimore


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Backyard Birds of California: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds by Bill Fenimore

BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423603481
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Series: Backyard Birds Of... Ser.
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 404,074
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Author Bio: Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops educating the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.

Read an Excerpt

Why Feed Backyard Birds?

When I was a toddler, I would watch my mother throw bread crumbs onto the snow of our Pennsylvania yard for the birds. She felt that the birds needed her help weathering cold winter days. It is still a fond memory of mine, some fifty years later. I became fascinated with those birds as I watched them enjoy Mom's treat.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 8

Allen's Hummingbird 19

Rufous Hummingbird 21

Anna's Hummingbird 23

Bushtit 25

Lesser Goldfinch 27

American Goldfinch 29

Pine Siskin 31

Oak Titmouse 33

House Finch 35

Dark-eyed Junco 37

House Sparrow 39

Downy Woodpecker 41

Golden-crowned Sparrow 43

Black-headed Grosbeak 45

Bullock's Oriole 47

European Starling 49

California Towhee 51

American Robin 53

Northern Mockingbird 55

Western Scrub Jay 57

Mourning Dove 59

Northern Flicker (Red-Shafted) 61

Sharp-shinned Hawk 63

American Crow 65

Cooper's Hawk 67

Reference Materials 68

Photo Credits 96

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