Bird-watching is America's second most popular hobby after gardening. According to a recent survey, approximately 63 million Americans report that they watch and feed birds at home. With its beautiful 4-color layout, The Backyard Bird-Feeder's Bible is the ideal guide for beginning to intermediate bird watchers. And author Sally Roth's reassuring and friendly voice make this book a standout among the many more academic-style bird books currently on the market.
Each colorful section is arranged alphabetically and addresses birds from each region of the country-even explaining the different food requirements for birds in different regions. Roth helps readers cut the costs of their favorite activity with economical tips throughout, from buying less expensive seed like cracked corn to using food leftovers as winter treats. Readers will delight in the color photos of the most popular feeder birds, and will enjoy projects for making feeders, food mixtures, and "food crafts," such as birdseed wreaths.
Very nice book for beginners or not - lots of projects and information to get you outside and enjoying wildlife. I continually refer back to this book - I have found all of her books very helpful and informative.
I think anyone that feeds birds would enjoy this book. Very good photos of birds that could show up in your yard & indicates all of the different food preferences for each bird e.g. berries, cereals, seeds, fruits, suets or bugs. Photos of the flowers that birds visit for seed or nectar & also has many small projects such as birds feeders, bird treats & squirrel feeders. I refer to this book quite often during the spring & summer months.