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Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide Attracting, Nesting, Feeding

Handbook / Manual
By: Jan Mahnken(Author), Jeffrey C Domm(Illustrator)
310 pages, colour illustrations
Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide
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  • Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide ISBN: 9780882669274 Paperback Jan 1996 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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About this book

Whether you'd like to wake up to a cheery robin's birdsong or see hummingbirds in your garden, Jan Mahnken has you covered. In this colourful reference book, you'll find simple tips to attract, feed, and observe 135 American bird species. Mahnken provides information on territory, courtship, nesting, parenting, and much more, while Jeffrey C. Domm brings each species to life with stunningly detailed paintings.

Contents

Foreword

I FEEDING AND HOUSING THE BIRDS
1 Why Feed the Birds?
2 The Initial Plunge
3 Bird Feeders and Food
4 The Water Situation
5 Providing Nesting Boxes
6 Gardening's for the Birds

II THE NESTING CYCLE
7 Sharing the Earth
8 Territory
9 Courtship
10 Bird Song
11 Nesting
12 The Egg
13 Nestlings and Fledglings
14 Preparing for Winter

III INDIVIDUAL BIRDS
15 Getting to Know the Birds

APPENDIX
Who Eats What
Habitat Requirements
All About Eggs
Who Incubates the Eggs

For Further Reading
Index

Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
By: Jan Mahnken(Author), Jeffrey C Domm(Illustrator)
310 pages, colour illustrations
Media reviews

"At a time when backyard bird books are tripping off the presses at a dizzying rate, it is a pleasure to find one so clearly superior. "
Bird Watcher's Digest

"[t]he most valuable part of the book may be its appendix, which lists common types of bird feed and what birds they attract."
Sunset

"Keep this volume handy, as you ll use it again and again."
Country Living

"[C]ontains valuable information on food and nesting habits, as well as great ideas for bird baths."
Denver Post

"great for new bird spotters."
Booklist

"No coffee-table book, this. You ll keep it on the breakfast table, or wherever you watch your feeder from."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The text is easy reading and will tempt the beginning bird watcher to do more and learn more. This is a very good buy for the price."
Richmond Times-Dispatch

"a plethora of interesting facts on the habits and habitats of more than 135 birds."
Houston Chronicle

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