Bird-by-bird gardening: the ultimate guide to bringing in your favorite birds--year after year

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Rodale, Jun 13, 2006 - Gardening - 392 pages
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Bird lovers learn what specific bird families like best and how to entice their favorites to the backyard in this newest guide from the author of The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible.

What should a birder do if he likes bluebirds and wrens but is not all that interested in woodpeckers and starlings? Bird-by-Bird Gardening takes the chance and happenstance out of backyard birding. Readers learn what design features and edible treats will tempt particular bird families so their birdbaths and feeders will be overflowing with visitors of their choice.
Bird-by-Bird Gardening
Shows readers how to lure their preferred species with bird-friendly features such as water, shrub cover, nesting plants, and feeders

Includes 19 garden designs for attracting specific bird families

Provides water projects and feeder recipes for each bird family
With this book to guide them, bird lovers will soon have their favorite birds lingering longer in the backyard—and revisiting year after year.

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Roth used an unusual dictionary arrangement for her ideas inAttracting Birds to Your Backyard (1998). Her new book is just as innovative, featuring chapters organized by 19 bird families. After an ... Read full review


Welcome Friends Chapter 1 Birds of a Feather
Great Expectations
Basics of Bird Needs

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About the author (2006)

SALLY ROTH is a lifelong gardener and naturalist. She is the author of The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible, Attracting Bird to Your Backyard, Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Backyard, Natural Landscaping, Taylor's Guide to Ornamental Grasses, and other books about nature and gardening. She's a lively public speaker who has been featured at Cornell University, the Marchand International Horticultural Conference, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and other venues big and small.  She's also appeared no radio shows and on HGTV; been a horticultural and ornithological consultant; taught college classes in bird identification, native plants, and garden design; written for most major gardening magazines and the Old Farmer's Almanac and served as a contributing editor of Fine Gardening magazine. Sally lives in southwestern Washington state in a small town along the mighty Columbia River.  Hummingbirds are in her yard year-round, and she's still trying to figure out how to lure a bald eagle to her feeder.

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