The Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success by Deborah L. Martin
Discover the joys of attracting winged wonders to your backyard. From seeds and suet to the best bird-attracting plants and other bird-friendly fare, you’ll find easy, practical, and low-cost ways to entice birds into stopping by regularly. You’ll learn the best tips and secrets from experienced birders, experts, and longtime backyard bird-feeders to welcome birds to every part of your yard and garden.
Learn why your feeders may be packed with visitors at certain times of the year and completely ignored at other times—and how you can keep birds coming to your landscape even when they have little interest in traditional seed feeders. Offer a variety of foods, such as seeds, nuts, nectar, berries, and even bugs at the right time of year, and you’ll be amazed at who shows up to dine. Add a few special features to your landscape, such as a birdbath or small fountain, and keep company with birds every day of the year. Find 100 of the most popular backyard feeder birds in the gallery and discover their preferred foods and feeder styles, along with behavior and migration details so you can anticipate and prepare for your favorite bird’s arrival.