Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round

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Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round

Format:  Paperback,

337 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Feb 2009

ISBN-13: 9781594869112

ISBN-10: 1594869111

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Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather. Highlights of this captivating book include features such as: - comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard - hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying - Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast--which birds can be attracted in which seasons - Cheat Sheets for Migration--when to expect various migratory visitors - interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat - Build or Buy--quick-and-easy birding projects As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Feb 2009
ISBN-13: 9781594869112
ISBN-10: 1594869111
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 337
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.25 x 0.75

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Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather.
Highlights of this captivating book include features such as:
-comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard
-hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying
-Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast—which birds can be attracted in which seasons
-Cheat Sheets for Migration—when to expect various migratory visitors
-interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat
-Build or Buy—quick-and-easy birding projects
As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.

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