THE BACKYARD BIRD WATCHER by George H. Harrison

THE BACKYARD BIRD WATCHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Written for window-watchers and garden birders rather than weekend life-list adventurers, this encouraging guide tells which books to have at hand, how to choose a pair of binoculars, what feed and cover to offer: the essentials of backyard birding. Water, especially in the summer months,: may attract more birds than extravagant feeders, and squirrels may outnumber birds, but Harrison sings the praises of redpolls and siskins and cardinals in a way that should make converts, indicates how to overcome obstacles or landscape the lawn for ideal viewing--avid enthusiasts have spent up to $10,000 attempting to attract new species. Also considered: handling the injured, taking photographs, and meeting special needs through the year.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1979
Publisher: Simon & Schuster