Backyard Bird Sanctuary : A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Wild Bird Habitat at Home
by Baczkiewicz, Alan







Introduction6(1)
Part 1 How to Attract Birds to Your Yard
7(14)
Types of Food
8(2)
Choosing the Best Foods
10(1)
Types of Feeders
10(3)
Choosing the Best Feeders
13(1)
Feeder Placement
13(1)
Protection from Predators
14(1)
Pest-Proofing Your Feeders
14(1)
Feeder Cleaning and Maintenance
15(1)
Water Sources
15(1)
Placement of Water
16(1)
Water Source Cleaning and Maintenance
16(1)
Shelter and Nesting
17(1)
Bird Nesting Box Maintenance
18(1)
Helpful Terms to Know
19(2)
Part 2 The Birds
21(102)
American Crow
22(2)
American Goldfinch
24(2)
American Robin
26(2)
American Tree Sparrow
28(2)
Baltimore Oriole
30(2)
Bewick's Wren
32(2)
Black-capped Chickadee
34(2)
Black-chinned Hummingbird
36(2)
Blue Jay
38(2)
Brown-headed Cowbird
40(2)
Brown Thrasher
42(2)
Bushtit
44(2)
Carolina Wren
46(2)
Chipping Sparrow
48(2)
Common Grackle
50(2)
Dark-eyed Junco
52(2)
Downy Woodpecker
54(2)
Eastern Bluebird
56(2)
Eastern Phoebe
58(2)
Eurasian Collared-Dove
60(2)
European Starling
62(2)
Fox Sparrow
64(2)
Gray Catbird
66(2)
Hairy Woodpecker
68(2)
House Finch
70(2)
House Sparrow
72(2)
House Wren
74(2)
Lesser Goldfinch
76(2)
Mourning Dove
78(2)
Northern Cardinal
80(2)
Northern Flicker
82(2)
Northern Mockingbird
84(2)
Pileated Woodpecker
86(2)
Pine Siskin
88(2)
Pine Warbler
90(2)
Purple Finch
92(2)
Purple Martin
94(2)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
96(2)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
98(2)
Red-winged Blackbird
100(2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
102(2)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
104(2)
Song Sparrow
106(2)
Spotted Towhee
108(2)
Tufted Titmouse
110(2)
Varied Thrush
112(2)
White-breasted Nuthatch
114(2)
White-crowned Sparrow
116(2)
White-throated Sparrow
118(2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
120(3)
Index123


This easy-to-use introductory guide to birding helps you attract 50 of the most common and sought-after birds in the U.S. and teaches you how to welcome your new feathered friends and care for them while they're visiting. 45,000 first printing. Illustrations.





Alan Baczkiewicz has been an avid birder for forty years. His love for birdwatching began in his teens when he was a Junior Staff member at Beaver Meadows Audubon Center and led birding and nature walks at local birding hotspots. He created his blog, Basics of Birding, to help spread a love for birding and to teach those new to birdwatching the skills and advice they need to be successful at this exciting hobby. Alan searches for birds across the United States, and the continually growing list of birds he has spotted contains more than 400 species. He is a member of the Buffalo Ornithological Society, the Rochester Birding Association, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the American Birding Association. Alan earned his degree in environmental and forest biology and now teaches middle school science and social studies. He lives with his wife and son in western New York. They enjoy camping and traveling in New England.






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