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National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America

Author: Jonathan K Alderfer; Paul Hess
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only comprehensive guide of its kind, this book is for households interested in attracting and identifying birds in their own backyards. Chapters cover all aspects of birding in an easy, accessible way. Vivid illustrations of 150 common species make identification a snap. Tips on feeding, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes show how to attract birds to any environment for optimal viewing. Even children can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan K Alderfer; Paul Hess
ISBN: 9781426207204 1426207204
OCLC Number: 644663815
Description: 254 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Color index --
How to use this book --
Backyard basics --
Bird-watching --
Where & when --
Feeding birds --
Birdhouses --
Bird-friendly yards --
Birding skills --
Citizen science --
Guide to 150 species --
Ducks, geese, & swans --
New world quail --
New world vultures --
Hawks, kites & eagles --
Falcons --
Plovers --
Gulls --
Pigeons & doves --
Cuckoos --
Typical owls --
Goatsuckers --
Hummingbirds --
Swifts --
Woodpeckers --
Tyrant flycatchers --
Vireos --
Crows & jays --
Swallows --
Chickadees & titmice --
Verdin --
Bushtit --
Nuthatches --
Wrens --
Creepers --
Gnatcatchers --
Kinglets --
Thrushes --
Mockingbirds & thrashers --
Waxwings --
Wood-warblers --
Towhees & sparrows --
Cardinals, tanagers, & grosbeaks --
Starlings --
Blackbirds, grackles, & orioles --
Finches --
Old world sparrows --
Appendix --
Glossary --
Acknowledgments --
Additional reading --
Art credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Backyard guide to the birds of North America
Backyard birds
Responsibility: Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess.

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"Valuable, as both a reference and as a 'browsing' book." -Bird Watchers Digest "Like everything published by the National Geographic Society, it's first rate...many of the bird illustrations painted Read more...

 
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