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

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

by Laura Erickson

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Overview

Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603428064
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 369,583
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Laura Erickson is the author of seven bird books, including The Bird Watching Answer Book, and is co-author of Into the Nest. 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.

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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The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
indigo7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
field guide size; lots of assorted bird info; easy to read or as reference
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IndyLaw More than 1 year ago
Thought this book would contain color pictures of the different types of birds. It doesn't, so it was disappointing.