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National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America, Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess

Label
National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America
Title
National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess
Title variation
  • Backyard guide to the birds of North America
  • Backyard birds
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Book Description: Series: Essential for the estimated 62 million Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyards - from the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best seller Field Guide to the Birds of North America. No matter where you live - in the country, city, a high-rise or house - this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150 species appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap. Beginning with Backyard Basics, an easy-to-follow, richly illustrated presentation on observing and identifying birds - with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes to entice nesting - the book is full of National Geographic's iconic field guide images and maps. Core species on everyone's list - such as robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds and chickadees - are featured in two-page spreads including practical tips with additional imagery. Sidebars captivate with interesting and little known facts
Dewey number
598.097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
National Geographic backyard guide to the birds of North America, Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn644663815
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9781426207204
Isbn Type
(trade paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010043877
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)644663815

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