The Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide
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The Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide

Workman Publishing / 1996 / Paperback

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Colorful guide for the birdwatcher, brimming with ideas for attracting birds to your yard and feeders. Learn how to identify nests and eggs, what to do with a fallen bird, how to deter squirrels, cats and other predators, and how to find the right house and box for each kind of bird. 310 pages with detailed descriptions and illustrations for readers 12 to adult.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 310
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0882669273
UPC: 037038009279

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Publisher's Description

Whether you’d like to wake up to a cheery robin’s birdsong or see hummingbirds in your garden, Jan Mahnken has you covered. In this colorful reference book, you’ll find simple tips to attract, feed, and observe 135 American bird species. Mahnken provides information on territory, courtship, nesting, parenting, and much more, while Jeffrey C. Domm brings each species to life with stunningly detailed paintings.

Author Bio

Jan Mahnken, author of The Backyard Bird-Lover's Guide, has written for Country Journal, Farmstead, Countryside, and New England Farm Journal. She lives in western Massachusetts and has loved birds since the age of thirteen.

Editorial Reviews

“At a time when ‘backyard’ bird books are tripping off the presses at a dizzying rate, it is a pleasure to find one so clearly superior.” — Bird Watcher’s Digest


“[t]he most valuable part of the book may be its appendix, which lists common types of bird feed … and what birds they attract.”  — Sunset


“Keep this volume handy, as you’ll use it again and again.” — Country Living


 “[C]ontains valuable information on food and nesting habits, as well as great ideas for bird baths.” — Denver Post


“… great for new bird spotters.” — Booklist


“No coffee-table book, this. You’ll keep it on the breakfast table, or wherever you watch your feeder from.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“The text is easy reading and will tempt the beginning bird watcher to do more and learn more. This is a very good buy for the price.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch


“a plethora of interesting facts on the habits and habitats of more than 135 birds.” — Houston Chronicle


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