Synopses & Reviews
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
Discover the pleasures of watching beautiful songbirds like goldfinches and cardinals with Attracting Birds to Your Backyard. You'll be delighted at how easy and fun it is to attract birds to your yard!
Here is what reviewers say about Attracting Birds to Your Backyard:
"Our newest favorite book about attracting birds to the yard and garden. Sally Roth's clear, down-to-earth writing expresses her hands-on involvement and her passion."--Sharon Dunn and Michael Dunn, owners of Duncraft
"A must for anyone interested in birds. I love it."--Jim Brett, curator emeritus of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
"An entertaining approach to attracting and learning about birds. The alphabetical approach -- from acorns to zinnias -- and short entries make it a perfect book to pick up and browse at any time." --Don and Lillian Stokes, hosts of PBS's Birdwatch with Don and Lillian Stokes and authors of Stokes Field Guides to Birds
"Attracting Birds to Your Backyard provides all the essential techniques and information for success in feeding, housing, and gardening for birds. Sally Roth has done a great service to backyard bird watchers."--Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest and author of Bird Watching for Dummies
Anyone can create a beautiful and colorful backyard that will attract many different species of birds. This comprehensive, A-to-Z guide will help serious and casual gardeners alike choose the specific plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees for attracting some of the best-loved backyard birds, including bluebirds, warblers, goldfinches, and cardinals. Readers will discover top plants for birds, profiles of more than fifty common backyard birds, special bird feeding and planting tips to attract specific birds, and other features making this book invaluable to gardeners and bird lovers alike!
Transform a backyard into birdland with this A-to-Z compendium of useful information and tips. Bestselling author Sally Roth covers everything one needs to know, from migration patterns and feeding to territorial fights and water gardens. Includes recipes for custom blends of birdseed. 352 color illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index.
Rounding out the series that includes Identifying and Feeding Birds and Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Bird Homes and Habitats helps homeowners enhance their backyards even more with advice on how to provide shelter and nests for birds.
Two of the best-known names in birdingandmdash;Peterson and Bird Watcherandrsquo;s Digest
andmdash;team up to provide reliable, expert advice on how to attract the birds you want into your yard.
Which birds use nest boxes? Whatandrsquo;s required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract which birds? What does it take to be a bluebird trail operator? What does it mean if baby birds or eggs disappear from their nest?
Bill Thompson III answers all of these questions and more, helping readers to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young.
Itandrsquo;s easy enough to hang a birdfeeder. But there are plenty of other things that can attract birds to a landscapeandmdash;and, in fact, birds need four essentials: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. The more of these elements a yard has, the more attractive it is to birds.
A lavishly illustrated chapter provides ideas and inspiration for creating bird havens by profiling andldquo;Birdy Backyard All-Stars,andrdquo; fifteen homeowners from around the country who have actively worked to create bird-friendly habitats.
About the Author
BILL THOMPSON III is the editor of Bird Watcherand#8217;s Digest and the author of many books about birds. He lives in Ohio with his wife, the author and illustrator Julie Zickefoose, and their two children.