Top positive review
20 people found this helpful
A great introduction to the pastime
on September 8, 2010
This charmingly written and handsomely illustrated book purports to be for the "backyard birder"-but I doubt very much that any reader will be a "backyard birder" once she's done. Bill Thompson does a great job here of communicating many of the basic facts about attracting and identifying the birds of suburb and farm, but even better, he reveals to the uninitiated the excitement and enjoyment to be had from going further, learning more, doing more with birds.