The NEW Handbook of ATTRACTING BIRDS Author:Thomas P. McElroy In its nine years of life since the first edition this book as become a "little ornithological classic" on how to attract birds. The NEW Handbook of ATTRACTING BIRDS is not merely a new edition; it is a new book, enlarged in the number of species covered, in both diagrammatic and decorative illustrations, and especially in its new material on h... more »ow to plan to attract birds, to garden, border or field. Whether it be hummingbird, chickadee, warbler, wren, pheasant or whatever species one wishes to attract; whether the reader-user's interest is in summer or winter species; whether he seeks easy-to-use instructions and clearly diagrammed "architectural" plans for building feeding stations or bird houses, this is the pre-eminent handbook.
Mr. McElroy has not been satisfied to write only a fine and practical manual for bird attraction. He has written it with affection and out of profound knowledge and experience, and he shows how to create not merely homes and feeding stations but whole habitats for particular species. The garden enthusiast will find that this book opens up a whole new area of activity for enhancing the beauty of his surroundings. Indeed, The NEW Handbook of ATTRACTING BIRDS is at once a manual of advice, a book of practical "how-to_ instruction and a most readable book on bird and plant ecology. As Roger Tory Peterson says in his Introduction: "The relatively new lifescience that we call ecology is more readily understood by the person who has manipulated his garden or farm so as to make it more attractive for birds." Illustrated with 88 line drawings.
From the inside flap of the cover of the Book Club Edition.« less