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Birds & Blooms: Birds in Your Backyard

With a bit of careful planning and planting, you can turn your backyard into an avian sanctuary! Landscaping tips will help you choose plants and trees that will attract your favorite birds. A how-to guide offers step-by-step instructions for 33 projects, from birdhouses to perches. When the stage is all set, the field guide portion of this book will help you identify species. Whether they are frolicking in a bath, nesting in a box, or fluttering around the feeders, you'll love watching your new feathered friends.

Robert J. Dolezai was formerly publisher of Ortho Books and has authored several books, including Where the Birds Are for Reader's Digest. Dolezal  has produced articles and photographs for publications such as National Geographic and Time. He lives in California.