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ISBN13: 9780762104956
ISBN10: 0762104953
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Just pull up a chair and let BIRDS IN YOUR BACKYARD reveal its secrets for creating an irresistible garden and a welcoming landscape alive with birds and butterflies.

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"Would-be birders get solid know-how in this ambitious guidebook for creating a backyard bird garden. Bird-watching, says Dolezal, opens us to 'worlds often seen but too seldom appreciated' with our continent's 600-plus varieties alone offering an array of colors, shapes, sounds, plumage and personalities. Furthermore, building suitable habitats for birds — with mixtures of trees, shrubs, fountains and feeders — is a way to combat the trend of human development driving species like the passenger pigeon and the ivory-billed woodpecker to extinction. Here, Dolezal covers a lot of ground, with tips on landscaping, building birdhouses and growing your own bird seed, along with bird-watching basics. Extended narratives allow for in-depth study, while materials lists and step-by-step diagrams will empower eager do-it-yourselfers. The book's last third is a starter field guide to common North American birds, with each listing accompanied by a map of the bird's typical travels — though Dolezal encourages readers to rejoice when they find a bird in the wrong place at the wrong time. The text's organization is sometimes clunky: advice on picking bird-friendly plants appear in three different sections, while similar chapter names ('Creating Bird Gardens in Home Landscapes'; 'Bird Gardens at Home') create confusion. But it's a practical, purposeful reference guide with plenty of information that should inspire readers. 600 photos, illus." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Dolezal invites readers to pull up a chair and let "Birds in Your Backyard" reveal his secrets for creating an irresistible garden and a welcoming landscape, alive with birds and butterflies.

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Gold Gato, September 29, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
This book helped me develop a garden sanctuary for the birdies. Now there are several hummer feeders, a dozen seed dispensers, plenty of water outlets, and a squirrel vs. bird plot that can look like West Side Story at times. Within this book is a bunch of helpful info, even for folks who do not have green thumbs. There's even a how-to section on cleaning feeders and creating hiding places for birds who are afraid of hawks (the Tudors of the bird family). Really, this volume is a terrific place to start if you want to begin your own world of bird adventures.

Book Season = Spring (fallen angels)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762104956
Author:
Dolezal, Robert J
Publisher:
Readers Digest
Author:
Dolezal, Robert
Author:
Dolezal, Robert J.
Author:
Reader's Digest Editors
Location:
Pleasantville, NY
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening to attract birds
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2002-06
Publication Date:
20041021
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.24x7.90x.84 in. 2.17 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Wildflowers and Native Plants
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Feeding and Attracting Birds

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Would-be birders get solid know-how in this ambitious guidebook for creating a backyard bird garden. Bird-watching, says Dolezal, opens us to 'worlds often seen but too seldom appreciated' with our continent's 600-plus varieties alone offering an array of colors, shapes, sounds, plumage and personalities. Furthermore, building suitable habitats for birds — with mixtures of trees, shrubs, fountains and feeders — is a way to combat the trend of human development driving species like the passenger pigeon and the ivory-billed woodpecker to extinction. Here, Dolezal covers a lot of ground, with tips on landscaping, building birdhouses and growing your own bird seed, along with bird-watching basics. Extended narratives allow for in-depth study, while materials lists and step-by-step diagrams will empower eager do-it-yourselfers. The book's last third is a starter field guide to common North American birds, with each listing accompanied by a map of the bird's typical travels — though Dolezal encourages readers to rejoice when they find a bird in the wrong place at the wrong time. The text's organization is sometimes clunky: advice on picking bird-friendly plants appear in three different sections, while similar chapter names ('Creating Bird Gardens in Home Landscapes'; 'Bird Gardens at Home') create confusion. But it's a practical, purposeful reference guide with plenty of information that should inspire readers. 600 photos, illus." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Dolezal invites readers to pull up a chair and let "Birds in Your Backyard" reveal his secrets for creating an irresistible garden and a welcoming landscape, alive with birds and butterflies.
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