'BIRD WATCHING For Dummies' Backyard Birding Guide Book
Bird Watching for Dummies
by Bill Thomson, III
Editor of Bird Watcher's Digest
& the Editors of
Bird Watcher's Digest
Bird watching is one of life's great joys even if you don't know a sparrow
from a spotted owl. But the more you know about bird species, habitats, migration,
and behaviors, the more you can enjoy bird watching. Bird Watching For Dummies
is a fun, easy-to-understand bird watching reference you'll turn to again
In it, "bird watchers' bird watcher" Bill Thompson III, along with his editorial colleagues at Bird Watcher's Digest magazine, cover such essential topics as: selecting binoculars, field guides, and other tools to help you observe birds effectively and unobtrusively; understanding bird behaviors and songs; setting up a bird feeder to make it easy to watch birds in your own backyard; creating a bird-friendly garden full of plants that attract the species you're most interested in; keeping a good record of your sightings—with sketches of all your favorites; visiting prime bird habitats, on your own or with a tour group; and finding great bird watching sites on the Internet.
Plus, Bird Watching For Dummies features a full-color, 32-page insert showing birds up close, along with detailed illustrations of bird habitats, so that you always know just where to point your binoculars.
• Author: Bill Thompson, III & the Editors of Bird Watcher's Digest
• Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
• Publication Date: September 1997
• Cover Type: paper
• Pages: 383 pages + 20 pages for notes, 7 3/8 x 9 1/4, full-color photographs, full-color illustrations, black-and-white illustrations
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