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May 3, 2010

The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible: the complete guide to both the birds and the food

This book is both enjoyable to browse because of its color photos(there are 275 photos, line art(125 illustrations), and it is useful as a home reference because of its alphabetical arrangement. It has an enormous amount of information on attracting, feeding, and observing birds. The entries vary in length from half a page to multiple pages for broad or complex topics such as the benefits of fruiting plants (trees, blueberry shrubs, strawberry plants, etc.) as a source of both food and shelter

The pages devoted to the birds themselves--from blackbirds to wrens-- offer a description of each (including a color photo), a list of each bird's favorite foods, and a discussion of its behavior.

The authors then provide extensive lists of flowers, fruit, berries, vegetables, plants, and
seeds that attract birds, and detailed information on everything from baffles, banding, binoculars, bird counts, bird watching, binoculars, and field guides to discussions of bird communication, bullies and nuisance birds, and bird migration.

There are instructions included on how to photograph and draw birds, and how to build birdbaths and feeders; and there are recipes for bird-seducing treats, who knew? which will tempt your favorite birds to come back for more. Theirs truly is a comprehensive guide for bird enthusiasts.

At The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, And Treats (Rodale Organic Gardening Book) (Paperback)

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at May 3, 2010 8:10 AM
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