Birds In Your Backyard Author:Ted S. Pettit This is the story of the experiences and observations of a backyard bird-watching family and their friends. It is simply and interestingly told and shows how you too may have fun with birds. For as thousands of bird watchers will tell you, there is no more enjoyable a hobby for all the family, all around the year, that you can enjoy in your own ... more »back yard. Here are described in text and illustrations the several ways to attract more birds to your yard or garden, be it large or small, in suburbs or country, Maine or California, or points between.
Bird houses, bird feeders, bird baths and a variety of trees shrubs and vines have attracted more than a hundred species of birds to yards in a single year in many sections of the country. You will find in this book clearly worded descriptions and superb drawings to aid in identifying each species. In addition to specific instructions and easy-to-follow drawings on how to build bird houses and feeders, there is a lenghty chapter on bird photography which describes the techniques that bring success. The author, who has been a bird hobbyist for many years, is on staff of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is the author of the popular "Book of Nature Hobbies."« less