Bring Back the Birds: What You Can Do to Save Threatened Species
Bring Back the Birds What You Can Do to Save Threatened Species Author:Russell Greenberg, Jamie Reaser The Cerulean Warbler, the Summer Tanager, the Orchard Oriole: these favorite songbirds are among the many species that are disappearing from our forests and meadows at alarming rates. The environmental threats to birds are many Their breeding habitats in North America are turning into subdivisions. The forests where they winter in Central and So... more »uth America are being cut for agriculture. And as they migrate back and forth, they can no longer find safe places to stop for food and rest.
This book includes profiles of 159 species, highlighting their food and habitat needs in both wintering and breeding grounds. Plus, the migratory routes these birds fly are clearly mapped -- many of them for the first time in publication.
In Bring Back the Birds, you will find all the information you need to work for recovery in the following ways:
Beginning at Home:
how and when to feed migrating birds
how to provide safe roosting cover
how to make local woods and open spaces attractive to wild birds
how to collect and share information on bird behavior and distribution
how to participate in surveys, census, and research projects
Taking political action:
how to work effectively for changes in local laws that protect bird habitat
how to lobby state legislators
how to affect the national political process
how to band with international conservation groups
Bring Back the Birds also contains exquisite portraits by noted bird artist Julie Zickefoose. Russel Greenberg, an ornithologist is director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C. Jamie Reser is a wildlife biologist at Stanford. « less