Bird Homes and Habitats
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Which birds use nest boxes? What's required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract which birds? What does it take to be a bluebird trail operator? What does it mean if baby birds or eggs disappear from their nest?
In this third collaboration between the Peterson Field Guide series and Bird Watcher's Digest, Bill Thompson, III, answers all of these questions and more, helping readers to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young.
It's easy enough to hang a birdfeeder. But there are plenty of other things that can attract birds to a landscape—and, in fact, birds need four essentials: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. The more of these elements a yard has, the more attractive it is to birds.
A lavishly illustrated chapter provides ideas and inspiration for creating bird havens by profiling "Birdy Backyard All Stars," fifteen homeowners from around the country who have actively worked to create bird-friendly habitats.