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The Backyard Bird Sanctuary

A Beginner's Guide to Creating a Wild Bird Habitat at Home

Identify beautiful birds right in the comfort of your backyard with this illustrated, easy-to-use introductory guide to birding.

Ever wonder how to attract beautiful birds right to your backyard? Now you can create a bird-watching paradise with this accessible guidebook that teaches you everything you need to know about welcoming your new feathered friends and how to care for them while they’re visiting.

Backyard Bird Sanctuary helps you attract fifty of the most common and sought-after birds in the United States. With beautiful, full-color illustrations of both the male and female of each species, you’ll have no trouble identifying your new companions. Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about welcoming these birds into your yard including:
-Preferred types of food and feeder
-Nesting and brooding habits
-Range and migratory patterns
-Effective techniques for attracting birds
-Ways to provide shelter
-And so much more!

With tips and advice for any sized yard—even a small patio or balcony—you can enjoy the beauty of wild birds wherever you live. Now you can surround your home with cheerful bird songs and beautiful plumage all year long!

Alan Baczkiewicz has been an avid birder for forty years. His love for birdwatching began in his teens when he was a Junior Staff member at Beaver Meadows Audubon Center and led birding and nature walks at local birding hotspots. He created his blog, Basics of Birding, to help spread a love for birding and to teach those new to birdwatching the skills and advice they need to be successful at this exciting hobby. Alan searches for birds across the United States, and the continually growing list of birds he has spotted contains more than 400 species. He is a member of the Buffalo Ornithological Society, the Rochester Birding Association, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the American Birding Association. Alan earned his degree in environmental and forest biology and now teaches middle school science and social studies. He lives with his wife and son in western New York. They enjoy camping and traveling in New England.

“This beautifully illustrated title does double duty as a charming coffee table book and functional guide. Full of quick, fascinating facts and practical advice, The Backyard Bird Sanctuary is a joy to flip through and the perfect gift for nature lovers.”

—Jackie M, Senior Editor, on The Backyard Bird Sanctuary

  • Publisher: Adams Media (February 2, 2022)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507217269