Friday, July 24, 2009

Referencing Friday (07-24-09 edition)

The Complete Book for Backyard Bird Lovers: Everything you need to know about attracting and feeding birds in your yard by Sally Roth

Synopsis

Let The Complete Book for Backyard Bird Lovers be your guide to the foods and feeders, plants and projects that will guarantee you a yard absolutely brimming with birds! You'll learn about the birds themselves and what their behaviors mean. You'll find tricks for keeping birdfeeding affordable, and you'll find out how to make your yard a safe haven for the birds that live in your area as well as for those passing through.

The A-to-Z bird feeder's guide features all of your favorite topics, with entries as diverse as baby birds and binoculars to tray feeders and water features. You'll discover ways to attract birds in every season and in every kind of weather, and you'll learn which plants to choose to grow your own bird-welcoming landscape.

The easy-to-use field guide lets you pinpoint which birds you'll find in your region and introduces you to the 40 birds that are so common, so abundant, and so widespread that they may show up anywhere across the continent. Learn how to identify birds in a flash, then confirm your good guess by checking details of looks, voice, and behavior in more than 175 individual bird profiles. Soon you'll be looking forward to the next visitor that wings its way into your backyard.


My Thoughts

This great book is setup like an encyclopedia. There is an alphabetized Contents section at the beginning, and it is a wealth of information that covers just about everything you can think of: backyard birds, plants that attract birds, garden pests, special food mixes for various birds, how to setup an inviting environment for birds, and tons more of information.

And best of all, you can get this book on clearance from Barnes and Noble. Order it online for $5.99!

# Pub. Date: December 2008
# ISBN-13: 9780641966958
# 704pp

3 comments:

Mary said...

This sounds great! Nice review and I appreciate the heads up on the clearance sale at B&N! I'm heading there now.

Staci said...

I have a couple of these books too!! I got them for the same price and same place LOL!!! I love them and use them quite a bit!

stacybuckeye said...

I'll have to look for this one next time I place a B&N order. Thanks for telling us how to find it :)