9780801488641

The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds: Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801488641

  • ISBN10:

    0801488648

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-23
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
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Summary

"In a book long awaited by landscapers, birders, gardeners, and naturalists, Stephen W. Kress provides a practical, comprehensive, and thoroughly illustrated guide to attracting birds to any property, be it a small patch of land in the city or a showplace countryside garden, a median strip or an expansive woodlot, a commercial building or a community park. In Kress's view, the best way to attract birds is to enrich habitats by improving vegetation, natural foods, water supplies, and nest sites." "Drawing on decades of experience, Kress offers a variety of techniques and resources for habitat improvement. Throughout, he emphasizes responsible environmental stewardship. The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds will help readers reach their goal of designing their own landscapes for the benefit of wild birds."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Stephen W. Kress is Vice-President for Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society.

Table of Contents

Foreword from the First Edition vii
Roger Tory Peterson
Preface xi
Introduction 1(5)
Backyard Habitats
6(40)
Forest Management
46(21)
Grassland Management
67(27)
Shrubland Management
94(24)
Selecting Plants
118(140)
Recommended Plantings for the Northeast
128(43)
Recommended Plantings for the Southeast
171(19)
Recommended Plantings for the Prairies and Plains
190(16)
Recommended Plantings for the Mountains and Deserts
206(29)
Recommended Plantings for the Pacific Coast
235(23)
Pools, Ponds, and Wetlands
258(37)
Water Projects
258(25)
Important Wetland and Aquatic Plants
283(12)
Nesting and Roosting Structures
295(61)
Nest Boxes
296(6)
Parasites
302(4)
Nest Predators
306(5)
Nest Competitors
311(3)
Nest Site and Nest Box Characteristics
314(23)
Nest Platforms and Supports
337(15)
Social Attractants
352(1)
Roosting Sites
353(3)
Supplemental Feeding
356(59)
Feeding Birds through the Seasons
360(8)
Setting up a Feeding Station
368(4)
Feeding Seed to Wild Birds
372(3)
Food Preferences
375(2)
Preferred Seeds
377(6)
Other Seeds
383(3)
Other Foods
386(1)
Precautions for Operating Feeding Stations
387(3)
Feeder Diseases and Challenges
390(9)
Feeder Designs
399(16)
Healthy Habitats
415(30)
Reduce Lawn and Save Water
416(2)
Pesticides and Fertilizers
418(3)
Appendixes
A. References---Books, Magazines, Web sites
421(8)
B. Plant Sources
429(10)
C. Agencies That Can Help
439(6)
Index 445

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