Western Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New

Western Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New

by Bill Thompson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591865551
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Series: Bird Watcher's Digest Backyard Guide Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 949,940
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Thompson III (Whipple, OH) is the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest. He's also a keen birder, the author of many books, a field trip leader, an ecotourism consultant, a guitar player, the host of the This Birding Life podcast, a regular speaker and performer on the birding festival circuit, a gentleman farmer, and a fungi to be around. His North American life list is somewhere between 673 and 675. His favorite bird is the red-headed woodpecker. His "spark bird" was a snowy owl. He has watched birds in 25 countries and 44 states, but his favorite place to watch is on the 80-acre farm he shares with his wife, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose. Some kind person once called Bill "the Pied Piper of Birding" and he has been trying to live up to that moniker ever since.


Table of Contents

Welcome to Bird Watching in the West
Creating a Habitat

Profiles of Backyard Birds of the West

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove

Swifts & Hummingbirds
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird

Acorn Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker

Crows & Jays
Gray Jay
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow

Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow

Chickadees & Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak & Juniper Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Cardinals & Buntings
Black-headed Grosbeak
Orioles & Blackbirds
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole

Purple & Cassin’s Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Weaver Finches
House Sparrow

Birding Hotspots for the West
Birds I’ve Spotted 
IndexMeet Bill Thompson III 

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