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Backyard Birdfeeder Guide

Backyard Birdfeeder Guide

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Become the best bird host in your neighborhood. Let The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible by Sally Roth be your guide to the foods and feeders, plants and projects that will guarantee you a yard that's absolutely brimming with birds!

Backyard Birdfeeding for Beginners

Backyard Birdfeeding for Beginners

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In this fun, informative book, Mathew Tekulsky shows you how to turn your backyard into a bird-friendly garden environment. With charming black and white illustrations throughout, this gift volume explains what plants will attract birds, how to identify the birds that appear, what they like to eat, and how to provide them food and water year-round. Backyard birdfeeding is a hobby that millions of people feel both gives back to the world, and feeds the heart and spirit. Once the backyard space is bird friendly, the atmosphere exists to sit back, relax and enjoy the company of nature's enchanting and entertaining friends.
Backyard Birding and Butterfly Gardening

Backyard Birding and Butterfly Gardening

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Learn how to: - Attract particular species by choosing the right foods, plants, trees, water sources, and nesting materials - Create a garden, region by region, that will be an oasis for birds and butterflies - Instantly recognize, and attract, those birds you are most likely to see--including the top birds found nationally as well as in Eastern and Western locations - Identify species by field marks, plumage, and more - Make your yard the hummingbird capital of the neighborhood - Fend off predators and other uninvited backyard guests
Backyard Birds of Illinois

Backyard Birds of Illinois

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BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods.

Fenimore was awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor.

Bird-watching is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with approximately fifty-one million bird-watchers nationwide.

Bird-watching is a $6 million business.

More than $400 million is spent each year on bird-related magazines and books.

The series will soon include all fifty states.

Author is a franchisee of Wild Bird Center, which has more than eighty locations in twenty-nine states.

Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America

Backyard Birdsong Guide Eastern and Central North America

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With more than 300,000 copies already sold, Backyard Birdsongs is back by popular demand. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is proud to rerelease this widely acclaimed bird audio field guide series, from award-winning ornithologist and author Donald Kroodsma.

Suitable for beginning bird watchers, Backyard Birdsongs is an interactive handbook of birds and their songs. With a touch-button electronic module that contains common vocalizations of seventy-five species from across eastern and central North America, this volume offers a truly sensory way to identify and get to know local birds. Crisply detailed, scientifically accurate illustrations accompany each entry, and up-to-date range maps provide clear geographical reference points. With an introduction that will inspire readers to look out their windows and venture into the field, this unique book gives people of all ages an exciting entryway into the subtle art of using birdsong to identify birds.

This second edition includes a much-requested new Sound Track Index (to help make watching and listening to birds easier), and access to a free download of the Cornell Lab's own MERLIN(R) Bird ID App (in iTunes and Android stores). As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of Backyard Birdsongs supports projects at the Cornell Lab, including children's educational and community programs.

Backyard birdsong guide to eastern and central north america

Backyard birdsong guide to eastern and central north america

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Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Eastern and Central North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn what Black-capped Chickadees are thinking as they give their unmistakable namesake call, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.
Backyard Birdwatchers Bible

Backyard Birdwatchers Bible

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An informative and eye-catching full-color reference book for backyard bird enthusiasts, The Backyard Birdwatcher's Bible is beautiful enough to be a coffee table book and practical enough to be a guide for both beginner and expert birders alike.

Here, an elegant aesthetic is paired with practical tips on identifying, attracting, and caring for backyard birds, as well as crafting bird-friendly gardens and birdhouses. Did you know that the red-bellied woodpecker "is an opportunistic feeder, taking a wide range of invertebrates, seeds, and nuts, also fruits (it drinks from oranges) and sap"? Photographs include images of both males and females, and maps explain the range of the species.

Packed with information and beautiful full-color photography and art, bird experts and artists Paul Sterry, Christopher Perrins, Sonya Patel Ellis, and Dominic Couzens flock together to offer a cornucopia of information:

  • Species profiles: how to identify species, their habitats, their diets, and their status.
  • Birdwatching for beginners: expert information about the life cycle of a bird, from hatchling to adult.
  • Information about birdsongs, details about territories and nests and eggs, and much more, including essential practical advice for birdwatchers in the field.
  • Creating a bird-friendly backyard: information on birdfeeders, breeding shelters, and flowers and shrubbery to plant in order to entice the winged visitors to visit and stay.
  • A lively lesson on birds in art: beautiful and educational, with classic and modern art, and photographs. From Audubon to Taiichiro Yoshida, who creates delicate metal work to create bird images, the art is inspiring.
  • This is the perfect gift for any birder, and one that birders will buy for themselves and refer to again and again.

    Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens

    Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens

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    The Backyard Chicken Handbook is an authoritative guide, from a fourth-generation chicken keeper, bringing simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of raising healthy and happy chickens. This handbook covers: selecting the perfect chicken breed, feeding your hens, healthy egg laying, chicken behavior (including bullying) and how-to treat common chicken health issues. The handbook is suited to both first time keepers and veterans by providing varying degrees of detail to keep both readers engaged. Full color photos and illustrations throughout provide specific examples of chicken anatomy, health and behavior.
    Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

    Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

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    Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide.

    Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs.

    Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.

    Bad Dog

    Bad Dog

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    Meet Hola. She's a nightmare. But she's gorgeous.

    Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained, so it's not her fault if she tackles strangers, chews on furniture, and runs after buses. That honor falls to Marty, Hola's supposed master, who is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty's in debt and out of shape; he's about to lose his job, and his wife, too, if he can't get his life--and his dog--under control. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice.

    Bad Dog

    Bad Dog

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    (A true story.)
    Meet Hola. She's a nightmare, but it's not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing.
    Hola's supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty's in debt and out of shape; he's about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he's on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can't get his life--and his dog--under control.
    Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club's rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit.
    It won't be easy. It certainly won't be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake.

    Bad Dog

    Bad Dog

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    Bad habits, bad attitudes, bad breath. With a weakness for bad outfits and having bad hair days. Dogs are no less bad than cats, so it was only a matter of time before, emboldened by the runaway success of Bad Cat, the #1 New York Times bestseller with 487,000 copies in print, dogs would be begging for the chance to speak out. Dogs like:

    Trixie, the puppy eating her own foot, who says: "If you're wondering, it tastes like chicken." Or the aging Sam, eyes popping out of his head and granny glasses askew: "Sweet mother of mercy--the Viagra's working!" Or Tasia, a big mutt forced to wear little Santa hats, who snarls: "I'd like to roast your chestnuts on an open fire." There's Dallas the surly yoga instructor. The old letch Samson, half-mastiff and half-slobber. Barley of the Order of the Vested Shih Tzus. Devil-worshipping Penny. Friend of sailors Miz Skeeter Bug. And Charlie, whose words should be heeded by every owner who thinks it's cute to dress up the family pet: "Listen to me! I am not a bird. I am not a plane. I'm just your dog, Charlie." In the same format as Bad Cat, with 244 truly funny photographs (including a number of group portraits), plus name, age, hobby, and candid quote.

    Bad Dog to Good Dog

    Bad Dog to Good Dog

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    Your dog is an important member of your family, Dr. Quixi Sontang's new approach to train your dog based on dog psychology will help you manage problem behavior and create positive solutions. Creating a sound social structure for your breed and focusing on regular basic training as well as advanced skills both owners and dogs will benefit from the suggested exercises. A complete manual for keeping your extended furry family happy and healthy.
    Bad Dog!

    Bad Dog!

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    What would happen if, instead of bolting your doors against the intrusion of demons you invited them in?

    Bad Dog! is a vivid testament to the unforeseen love, beauty, and redemption discovered in the most difficult times and places. It reads like a collection of closely linked short stories (think JD Salinger) but is in fact a work of literary nonfiction (think Robert Fulgham, or Augusten Burroughs). Bad Dog! will appeal to anyone who has fallen into dark places and wants to climb back into the light.

    With quietly crafted poetic language of a quality rarely seen in spiritual books, Lin Jensen tells the stories of his remarkably difficult life: his tumultuous early years on a struggling Midwestern turkey farm, his failed marriage, and the search for meaning that led him eventually to become a Zen teacher. The raw and earthy lessons of Bad Dog! cut to the quick with an understated power, and the reader is left at the end of each chapter subtly transformed, able to reflect more deeply and more fruitfully on the struggles of our own lives. Lin Jensen's writing has rare poetic and literary merit.

    Lin Jensen received the Best Nonfiction/Spiritual Book award from Today's Librarian for his previous book, Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind. He has taught writing in various colleges and universities for over twenty years, and continues to teach Buddhist ethics and practices at Chico State University. He is the founding teacher and senior teacher emeritus of the Chico Zen Sangha, in Chico, California, where he lives with his wife.

    Bad Dog's Diary: A Year in the Life of Blake: Lover . . . Fighter . . . Dog

    Bad Dog's Diary: A Year in the Life of Blake: Lover . . . Fighter . . . Dog

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    Blake is a lovable mongrel just trying to lead a happy life; he loves his owner, fiercely defends his territory against interlopers (including his owner s new lady friend and her cat), does his best to avoid the frequently threatened neutering, and spends a lot of his time either scooting across the carpet or chasing local tail. It really is a dog s life, and Blake has kindly taken the time to keep a diary of a year in his own lifeproviding a hilarious glimpse into the mind and world of your average mutt. Adorably illustrated throughout inhis own hand, Blake gives insight into the canine world from a true dog's dog, including what it means to be pack leader, living with the threat of castration, what dogs really think about canned food, the joys of leg-humping, and, of course, the political and social injustices of the traditional humancanine relationship. Backed up by a host of friends, including Scottie, a geriatric, sex-mad Westie, and Constable, a dim-witted best-of-breed TV personality, Blake's plans take unexpected turns as the year progresses. Hilarious, wise, and often touching, Blake shows us exactly why there will always be a place in the human world for dogs."
    Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The

    Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The

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    Bad Dogs Have More Fun is an unforgettable collection of more than seventy-five newspaper articles from The Philadelphia Inquirer written by former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether it be writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, trenchant comments on life s foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laughhe makes us cryhe makes us think."
    Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

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    The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus to the brink of extinction.

    Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves--monogamous creatures, considered among the animal world's finest parents--The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird's wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.
    Bald Eagle

    Bald Eagle

    $29.95
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    The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus to the brink of extinction.

    Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves--monogamous creatures, considered among the animal world's finest parents--The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird's wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.