Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to provide the habitat that attracts the birds of summer
Susan Day, who has her own three-acre wildlife garden certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, surveyed dozens of other BWH participants to learn how these experienced wildlife gardeners succeed in attracting orioles, warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers, and all the other summer songbirds.
Discover the best flowers for attracting hummingbirds to your yard
Hummingbird gardener Ron Rovansek contributes the most complete and detailed information available on the best plants for attracting hummingbirds, including twelve he deems the "dozen dazzlers" for their superior qualities.
Find out how to choose foods and feeders for the birds of summer
BWH participants pass on their tips about feeders, where to place them for best results, and how to keep hummers from fighting over feeders.
More than 31,000 wildlife gardeners have had their yards certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitats (BWHs) by the National Wildlife Federation. These dedicated gardeners from across all of North America share their bird-attracting secrets with the authors and you.
The newest book in the Cornell Lab series, The Wildlife Gardener's Guide to Hummingbirds and Songbirds from the Tropics explains how to provide feeders, food, and habitat for hummingbirds and the other birds of summer. Susan Day, whose own 3-acre wildlife garden is certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by National Wildlife Federation, surveyed dozens of other BWH participants to learn how these experienced wildlife gardeners succeed in attracting the often elusive birds of summer. Hummingbird gardener Ron Rovansek contributes the most complete and detailed information available on the 100 best plants for attracting hummingbirds, including 12 plants he deems the Dozen Dazzlers for their superior quality.
-- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the national leading center for ornithological education and research.
-- Over 31,000 wildlife gardeners have certified their yards with the National Wildlife Federation.
The Cornell Lab series presents the definitive guide to creating backyards that attract hummingbirds, orioles, warblers, and the many colorful migrant songbirds from the tropics. 175 full-color photos & illustrations.
About the Author
Jack Griggs is the author of the bestselling All the Birds of North America
and the creator of the Cornell Bird Library series. He lives in South Haven, Michigan.
Margaret A. Barker was the coordinator of Project FeederWatch for six years. She lives in Freeville, New York.