This encyclopedic reference covers the key factors related to creating a bird-friendly back yard: food, water, shelter and nesting. Organized by month, the book is packed with photos, diagrams and guidelines on hosting birds as visitors or residents.
It profiles 55 birds, listing characteristics, food preferences and nesting habits for each. Using personal anecdotes and photos from her own back yard, the author outlines her observations on bird behavior, and includes instructions on maximizing bird habitat and cultivating beneficial plants.
Informative for both novice and expert birders, it is an excellent guide for enjoying, understanding and identifying birds.
Softcover, 6" × 9", 410 pages, 2013.