Learn how to attract, feed, and observe 135 North American bird species. This colorful reference book includes information on territory, courtship, nesting, parenting, and much more.
This fascinating take-along reference is the most knowledgeable companion a birder could have! In The Bird Watching Answer Book, Laura Erickson answers hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. Here you’ll find expert answers to all of your questions about bird watching techniques and equipment, bird feeding and housing, helping birds in trouble, protecting habitats, and more. You’ll also discover how (and why) birds do the things they do, from singing and flying to migrating and reproducing.
Learn to control squirrels and other predators while attracting your favorite backyard birds, with more than 25 creative designs for birdfeeders, birdbaths, and even a roosting box.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a copy of Fowl Play! This freshly hatched collection of chicken-centric crosswords, logic puzzles, word searches, cryptograms, mazes, math chalenges, riddles, trivia, and more, by noted puzzle creator Patrick Merrell, offers up hours of Grade A fun for fowl fanciers of all ages.
The intimate lives of familiar birds as never before seen! Spectacular, stunning, and beautiful close-up photography documents the family lives of more than 50 birds, from the first song of the courting male to the first flight of the fledglings. You'll find images of the male and female, nest construction, the eggs, the parents on the nest, nestlings, feeding time, fledglings taking their first leap, and more. The featured birds include songbirds, urban birds such as raptors and pigeons, water birds, and owls, and all of them are common to North America.
Raptor! introduces children to the birds at the top of the food chain with a lively text enhanced by more than 100 full-color photographs. Kids learn how to locate raptors in the wild and explore the mysteries of raptor flight, hunting strategies, and behavior. Flight silhouettes, range maps, real-life stories of individual birds, and more will satisfy the most voracious raptor enthusiast!
Are you bird-literate? It's easier than you think!
Can you recognize and name 30 North American birds? When you hear a bird singing overhead can you use binoculars to find its nest in the treetops? Do you know how simple it is to build a bird arbor in your own backyard?
What's That Bird? teaches these skills and more, answering questions such as:
What are wishbones really for? (p. 12)
How does the American Robin make its nest? (p. 33)
Where does a Tufted Titmouse live? (p. 52)
What happened to the Passenger Pigeon and why should we care? (p. 79)
What is the smallest bird in the world? (p. 105)