February is National Bird-Feeding Month

Birds bring a welcome dash of color, flash of motion, and splash of sound into our lives, particularly in winter. But this also is one of the most difficult seasons for birds to survive in the wild in much of North America. This national event was created to advance and publicize the wild bird feeding and watching hobby.

The backyard bird feeder's bible : the A-to-Z guide to feeders, seed mixes, projects, and treats / Sally Roth. The backyard bird feeder's bible : the A-to-Z guide to feeders, seed mixes, projects, and treats / Sally Roth. This is a copious, easy-to-use guide to bird feeding with 275 photographs and 125 illustrations. 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.
The backyard bird lover's ultimate how-to guide : more than 200 easy ideas and projects for attracting and feeding your favorite birds / Sally Roth. The backyard bird lover's ultimate how-to guide : more than 200 easy ideas and projects for attracting and feeding your favorite birds / Sally Roth. Presents a guide to creating a bird-friendly backyard, providing advice on everything from choosing bird houses and offering specific birdseed mixes to preparing home-made suet blocks and creating shelters for habitat-threatened species.
Attracting birds to your backyard : 536 ways to turn your yard and garden into a haven for your favorite birds / Sally Roth. Attracting birds to your backyard : 536 ways to turn your yard and garden into a haven for your favorite birds / Sally Roth. Enjoy your home and garden as never before when you have a yard that's filled with colorful birds and bird songs as well as flowers.
National Geographic field guide to the birds of North America / edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer. National Geographic field guide to the birds of North America / edited by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer. Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.
National Audubon Society videoguide to the birds of North America [DVD-videorecording] National Audubon Society videoguide to the birds of North America [DVD-videorecording] Two DVDs describe each of 505 species that reliably breed in North America north of Mexico. Introduction by the late birdwatcher/author Roger Tory Peterson. Provides a voice or sound from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology for each species that makes a sound of any consequence. The bird calls are combined with close-up moving footage and still photographs showing the birds in their natural habitats. Narrated descriptions provide detailed identification information and computer-drawn maps of breeding and wintering ranges.
Backyard birding for kids : a field guide & activities / Fran Lee. Backyard birding for kids : a field guide & activities / Fran Lee.Provides information about birds as well as instructions for making feeders, nesting boxes, and birdbaths.

 

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