Identifying and Feeding Birds

Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780618904440
Category: Nature
Page: 246
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A collaborative effort between two leading bird-watching authorities shares accessible tips for backyard birding while debunking common myths, in a lighthearted reference that makes recommendations for attracting and feeding 130 profiled species and addressing common problems. Original.

Feed the Birds!

Attract and Identify 196 Common North American Birds
Author: Chris Earley
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780228102014
Category: Nature
Page: 296
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Feeding birds is growing in popularity and is enjoyed by over 50 million North Americans each year. Feed the Birds! is designed as a resource for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike. Covering 196 bird species that are attracted to backyard bird feeders, this book helps the reader not only attract and identify birds but also understand their behavior and adaptations to the environment. A wide variety of feeders and seed types are presented with helpful tips on how to attract the largest variety of birds. Each profile for the 196 featured species includes a variety of photographs, an identification guide, a range map, information on bird seed and natural food preferences, and behavior. Other topics include: Why feeding birds is important Building do-it-yourself feeders Foiling squirrels Attracting birds with natural foods and water Building shelters and nest boxes Involving children Photographing birds Hand feeding Recognizing individual birds and identifying similar-looking species Growing plant varieties that make a garden attractive to birds. The book also contains information on how to choose the right seeds; the importance of ensuring all windows are bird-safe (with links to organizations that work to reduce bird-window collision); cat-friendly deterrents; and citizen science activities like the annual Christmas Bird Count and Project Feederwatch. Feed the Birds! is a complete guide that should be near every bird enthusiast's window. Endorsed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, a conservation-oriented organization with more than 250,000 members. CWF has a long history of fostering bird habitat, conservation and recognition.

Birds of Mississippi

Author: William H. Turcotte,David L. Watts
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578061105
Category: Nature
Page: 455
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"The authors, two long-time employees of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, take special care to provide ample descriptions of endangered birds in order to educate both enthusiasts of the outdoors and the general public about the grave consequences of delaying conservation. At a time when many species are declining or are threatened by loss of habitat, Birds of Mississippi pays special attention to migratory land birds and shorebirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, and predatory birds."--Jacket.

Feeding Wild Birds in America

Culture, Commerce, and Conservation
Author: Paul J. Baicich,Margaret A. Barker,Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623492114
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Today, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, more than fifty million Americans feed birds around their homes, and over the last sixty years, billions of pounds of birdseed have filled millions of feeders in backyards everywhere. Feeding Wild Birds in America tells why and how a modest act of provision has become such a pervasive, popular, and often passionate aspect of people’s lives. Each chapter provides details on one or more bird-feeding development or trend including the “discovery” of seeds, the invention of different kinds of feeders, and the creation of new companies. Also woven into the book are the worlds of education, publishing, commerce, professional ornithology, and citizen science, all of which have embraced bird feeding at different times and from different perspectives. The authors take a decade-by-decade approach starting in the late nineteenth century, providing a historical overview in each chapter before covering topical developments (such as hummingbird feeding and birdbaths). On the one hand, they show that the story of bird feeding is one of entrepreneurial invention; on the other hand, they reveal how Americans, through a seemingly simple practice, have come to value the natural world.

The World of Birds

A Layman's Guide to Ornithology
Author: Michael Corral
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Covers scientific classification, feathers, flight, anatomy, behavior, migration, communication, courtship and ecology

Backyard Birds: Guide Watching, Feeding, Landscaping, Nurturing, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota Logs Bo

Author: Sibley Stokes
Publisher: Bird Watcher Binocular Backyar
ISBN: 9781798821039
Category: Nature
Page: 106
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National Backyard Guide to Birds Wacthing Use Folding High Powered Binoculars With Weak Light Night Vision Clear for watching Bird or squirrel when go to Outdoor Beginning with Backyard Basics, an easy to follow when you read National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Florida, Belize Book. You can be observing and identifying birds with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds, birdhouses, and bird friendly landscapes to entice nesting this log book tracker. Easy to use for guide to the birds help identify and short note in the bird watching logs Bird identification Books detail Field Guide to Birds of log Keys to Bird Identification such as Bird name, Date and time easy for note Draw a bird Gifts For Birdwatchers Beatiful Bird of Eastern and Central North America, Texas, Costa Rica, Florida, Arizona, Florida, belize for write in Bird identification

The Handbook of Bird Identification

For Europe and the Western Palearctic
Author: Mark Beaman,Steve Madge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140813523X
Category: Science
Page: 872
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Birding is one of the most popular activities and pastimes in Europe and so it follows that it is essential to be able to identify the birds on view, be it in the back garden or for making more serious in-depth studies. This book aims to bring together as much information as possible in one volume, using extremely detailed, up-to-date guides and identification of every species known to have occurred in Europe and the West Palearctic, that is, the whole of Europe, North Africa as far south as the Central Sahara, the Middle East to the border of Iran, the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, the islands off Mauritania and the Cape Verde islands, as defined by Cramp and Simons 1977. They have certainly been successful in doing so and have produced a wonderfully comprehensive guide covering nearly 900 species, showing a wide range of differing plumages. The colour plates are exquisite and have been painted by some of Europe's leading bird artists. The text is clear and can be followed by beginners but finer points of identification are included for the benefit of more serious bird watchers. Particularly helpful is the cross-referencing of the text and colour plates. There are more than 600 colour maps to identify where the birds are to be found, which are simple and easy to use with excellent descriptions of status and habitat.

Stokes Backyard Bird Book

The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Understanding the Birds in Your Backyard: A Treasury of the Best from Donald and Lillian Stokes
Author: Donald W. Stokes,Lillian Q. Stokes
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579548643
Category: Science
Page: 312
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Identifying Birds by Colour

Author: Norman Arlott,Moss Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008108463
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Optimised for devices with colour screens. A unique spotter's guide for the first-time birdwatcher.

Florida's Birds

A Field Guide and Reference
Author: David S. Maehr,Herbert W. Kale, II
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643356
Category: Nature
Page: 359
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This illustrated guide to Florida's birds includes full-color illustrations and detailed descriptions of each species, and covers such topics as exotic and endangered species; bird conservation and study; finding, attracting, and feeding birds, bird problems, and the care of sick and injured birds.

The Joy of Bird Feeding

The Essential Guide to Attracting and Feeding Our Backyard Birds
Author: Jim Carpenter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935622611
Category: House & Home
Page: 432
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The Joy of Bird Feeding is the ultimate reference for backyard bird watchers and bird feeders. It offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see, and how to deter those unwanted guests to feeding stations. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of the hobby and guides readers to the essential steps of bird feeding mastery: Founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, Jim Carpenter brings a lifelong passion for birds and bird feeding along with real solutions to make anyone s backyard a paradise for the birds and for bird watchers."

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

Author: Keith Vinicombe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905539
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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This ebook covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages of the species concerned.

Bird Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques
Author: William J. Sutherland,Ian Newton,Rhys Green
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191036986
Category: Nature
Page: 408
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The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands

Author: Patricia E. Bradley,Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408189038
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species, the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - form an increasingly popular birding destination. Although the islands' sole endemic species, Cayman Islands Thrush, was extinct by the 1940s, the islands have a healthy crop of regional scarcities and are an important migrant stopping point as they cross the Caribbean. Containing hundreds of stunning photographs by Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands, the latest addition to Helm's Photographic Guides series, provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Cayman Islands list. Concise text for each species includes identification, similar species, voice, habitats and behaviour, status and distribution. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting these beautiful islands.

Bird Watching For Dummies

Author: Bill Thompson, III
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764550409
Category: Nature
Page: 464
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Millions of people worldwide enjoy bird watching; it offers them achance to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.Bird Watching For Dummies covers all the basics of birdwatching, leading you on a guided tour of the gorgeous world ofbirds. From identifying birds by sight and sound to making your own“life list,” you’ll find all the tips and adviceyou need right here. Whether you’ve been bird watching for years oryou’re just starting out, Bird Watching For Dummieshas all your bases covered. It’s full of practical tips andproven advice to make your bird watching experiences as fun andrewarding as possible. It’s your first aid kit for finding,identifying, feeding, and even housing birds. Plus, there’smore: Designing a bird-friendly backyard Purchasing bird feeders, birdhouses, binoculars, clothing, andmore Keeping notes and records of the birds you spot Joining bird clubs, taking field trips, and attending birdfestivals Booking bird watching tours that fit your budget andexpertise Choosing and using field guides You won’t find a more straightforward and reliable birdwatching guide than this one. Written by Bill Thompson III, and thestaff of Bird Watcher’s Digest, it covers everythingfrom backyard bird watching to field trips across the globe. Nomatter what your level of experience, this guide offers everythingyou need for unforgettable bird watching: Tackling pests and other feeder problems Bird-friendly gardening tips Optics and how to use them Birding by habitat and hotspots Songs, calls, and non-vocal identifying sounds Attracting and spotting hummingbirds Understanding the terminology Dressing for success If you need help getting started in your new hobby, oryou’re an old hand who just wants a quick-and-easy reference,Bird Watching For Dummies is the fun and simple way to stayup on all the latest in the world of bird watching. With unbeatableadvice and practical guidance from the experts at BirdWatcher’s Digest, this handy resource is the only birdwatching guide you need. NOTE: Birdwatching For Dummies no longer contains a32 page color insert.

Feeding Winter Birds in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Robert Waldon,Bob Waldon
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898864052
Category: Nature
Page: 302
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Covers attracting, feeding, and identifying birds that winter in the Pacific Northwest, and offers tips on observing birds, building feeders, and discouraging predators

The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Bill Thompson III
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054772747X
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Covering 300 of the most common birds in all of the United States and Canada, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America is loaded with color photographs, drawings showing typical behaviors, range maps, an easy-to-use checklist, fun facts, and authoritative information about each bird, its vocalizations, and its habitat. While other field guides might overwhelm kids who are new to birding, The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America was created with help from kids. Bill Thompson’s own son and daughter and their elementary school classes helped select the content. Kid tested, kid approved!

Feeding Wild Birds in Winter

Author: Clive Dobson
Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Firefly Books
Category: Bird attracting
Page: 128
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The basics of feeding birds in the city and suburbs, and in the country.

Wetlands and Urbanization

Implications for the Future
Author: Amanda Azous,Richard R. Horner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032888
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 356
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Urbanization affects wetlands in direct and indirect ways. Over the past several decades it has become increasingly apparent that unmanaged runoff is the primary threat to the country's watershed resources. Wetlands and Urbanization: Implications for the Future is the result of a ten year research project focused on the understanding and managing the impacts of urban stormwater on wetlands. The book documents the background, methods, and results of the research and uses the information to draw conclusions about managing wetland ecosystems in urban areas. The project culminates in a set of comprehensive guidelines for the management of wetland hydrology. While the focus of this research is regional in nature, its applications are broad. First, the research shows how to measure and assess the impact of urbanization on wetlands. Secondly, it presents scientific approaches available for use in an integrated assessment of wetland condition. And thirdly, it provides guidelines for biomonitoring wetlands using multiple indicators. Wetlands and Urbanization presents an integrated watershed approach to the scientific evaluation of the impact of landscape urbanization on wetland functions. It associates the source of impact (the landscape) with the sink (the wetland), relates findings to implications for future planning and management of watersheds and provides a model for future comprehensive investigations of wetland impacts from urbanization.

Bird Tracks & Sign

A Guide to North American Species
Author: Mark Elbroch,Eleanor Marie Marks
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811726962
Category: Nature
Page: 456
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Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey Dozens of feather groups photographed in color A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide--the first of its kind for North American birds--presents thorough and straightforward instruction for identifying bird families or individual species by careful examination of the unique sign they leave behind. It also offers keys to the birds' behavior in the wild.