Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
Attracting birds to your backyard has never been easier than with our series of six pocket-size guides.
Few backyard guests are more exciting to behold than the Woodpecker with its splash of red on black and white. And what can capture a bird-watcher’s attention like a woodpecker drumming against a tree?
The flaming orange of the male Oriole is always splendid to see. And the oriole’s familiar series of whistle songs pleasantly reminds us that spring has arrived. You’ll definitely want to see these beloved birds in your backyard or garden.
The glittering throat patch of the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a worthy adornment for this princely bird. And what else can captivate a bird-watcher as much as a hummingbird’s aerial acrobatics?
The bold yellow color of the male American Goldfinch is a welcome sight in any summer garden. And the pleasing songs and high-pitched calls of all the finches truly bring your yard to life.
The Eastern Bluebird’s blend of sky blue and rusty orange is a happy sprinkle of color in any setting. Full of personality, bluebirds are like welcomed friends.
The vibrant red of the male Northern Cardinal is stunning any time of year—and nothing is more beautiful than the early spring duets of cardinals singing their hearts out.
Attracting Birds and How to Feed them
Each book is divided into three main sections. First, you’ll learn all about the birds: facts, range, habitat, calls, nests, and more. Up next, you’ll be introduced to suet and other foods—such as seeds and grains—that keep them coming back. In the third section, Stan tells you which feeders the birds prefer and why. You’ll also be given information on placing feeders, cleaning feeders, and protecting them.
Find out how to make your yard into a habitat that attracts the birds you love, and enjoy Stan’s photography, trivia, and quick tips.
Publication date for all six books is December 6th. Pre-order your copies now!
About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs.
Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, Stan’s syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via www.naturesmart.com.
You can follow Stan on Facebook and Twitter, or contact him via his web page. Stan’s nationally syndicated NatureSmart Column appears in more than 25 cities spanning 5 states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania) and is circulated to more than 750,000 readers.
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