Backyard Birds of Illinois: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

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9781423603573: Backyard Birds of Illinois: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds

BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods.

Fenimore was awarded the Ludlow Griscom Award, the American Birding Association's highest honor.

Bird-watching is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with approximately fifty-one million bird-watchers nationwide.

Bird-watching is a $6 million business.

More than $400 million is spent each year on bird-related magazines and books.

The series will soon include all fifty states.

Author is a franchisee of Wild Bird Center, which has more than eighty locations in twenty-nine states.

Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops that educate the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.

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Backyard Birds of Illinois is a handy expert guide to identifying, attracting, and providing habitat for the top 25 wild birds most likely to be seen in yards and neighborhoods throughout Illinois. Here is everything you need to know about creating the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary.

Includes:

Bird identification marks

Specific bird behavior

Nesting and migration patterns

Types of birdsongs

Tips on bird baths and favorite bird foods

Plants and trees to attract specific birds

Easy bird index

Bill Fenimore has been an avid birder for the past fifty years. He leads birding trips throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, and he writes about birds and the outdoors. He is the owner of a National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center.

Check out the guide for your state! www.gibbs-smith.com

About the Author:

Author Bio: Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops educating the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.

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