9781575872094

Backyard Birds of North America

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  • ISBN13:

    9781575872094

  • ISBN10:

    1575872099

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Crane Hill Publishers

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Summary

This birding guide is dedicated to meeting all the needs of the birdwatcher. The book goes beyond photographs and description into the realm of the personal side of birdwatching. In the information pages you will learn how to create the environment necessary to attract and identify the birds you want to see -- right in your own backyard. From garden planting to photographic tips, this book links you to the beauty of bird life and the passion of birdwatching from your own home. Includes helpful topics appropriate for birders of every age and experience level.

Author Biography

Fred J. Alsop III lives in Tennessee with his wife, where he is a professor of biological sciences at East Tennessee State University. He is a zealous birder and has identified more than 3,300 species in nineteen different countries. His wildlife photography has appeared in several books, calendars, and magazines

Table of Contents

Preface IV
Geographical Area Covered in This Book VI
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard 3(66)
Creating the Ultimate Backyard for Birdwatching
6(3)
Feeders
9(8)
Foods
17(10)
Nesting Sites
27(11)
Plantings
38(12)
Dust Baths
50(1)
Water Sources
50(4)
Just for Hummingbirds
54(6)
Other Backyard Wildlife
60(9)
Photographing Birds 69(8)
Cameras
69(1)
Lenses
70(1)
Flash Photography
71(1)
Film Choices
72(1)
Tripods
73(1)
Blinds
73(1)
Props and Backgrounds
74(3)
Identifying Birds 77(14)
What to Look for on a Bird
78(2)
Which Is It?
80(11)
Species Profiles 91(108)
Helpful Resource Materials 199(1)
Index and Checklist 200(2)
About the Author 202

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