Many species of birds will nest in boxes or other structures that meet each species' requirements for a safe place to nurture eggs and nestlings. This guide provides the tools for launching a successful nesting structure project, starting with an overview of general types of nest structures, desirable design features of a nest box, and the best construction materials for purchased or build-your-own structures. Other sections survey common pests and predators and deterrence strategies, as well as best practices for nest structure placement. Included are profiles of 24 species native to North America.
[May 15, 2017] The last thing you want to carry on a hike is a heavy bird book. Save the weight for trail snacks. The All About Birds Pocket Guide Series brings 15 new birding titles published in collaboration with Waterford Press and the Cornell Lab Publishing Group. The pocket guides are light, thin and easy to slip in a pocket or pack. The guides offer detailed species information, photos, illustrations, and maps. The titles cover a wide range of topics for everyone who is curious about birds - from Birding 101 to Nests & Eggs of North American Backyard Birds. As a birdwatcher and a duck hunter, I like the Dabbling and Diving Ducks series for quick identification. There's also Sea Ducks and Others if you're into sea kayaking and want to ID birds.[October 2017] From finding feathers in your backyard to identifying nests on your next trail trip, this series of 15 pocket guides comes in handy for bird watchers. Collapsible, coated booklet folds small for travel and weathers well.[May 27, 2017] The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has introduced their All About Birds Pocket Guide Series, including 15 new titles, all published by Waterford press and the Cornell Group. The series is designed for regions, including such titles as Feeder Birds of the Midwest. These are not books but folding pocket guides that are easy to use, carry in a pocket, fold open at a moment's notice and are quite weather-proof.The feeder birds guide has 40 colored bird illustrations and lists the food types most preferred by each species. Orioles come to platform nectar feeders, for example, and so do ruby-throated hummingbirds.[May 31, 2017] The Cornell Lab of Ornithology published a useful series of All About Birds pocket guides in May. It was developed to inspire and support beginning birdwatchers. Each of the 13 folding pocket guides keys in on a particular aspect of birding such as Backyard Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Birding 101, and Right Bird, Right House. Some guides relate to other parts of the continent but many of them are useful to us. They can just slip into your pocket and I likethe fact they are weather resistant.[May 12, 2017] There's a new 15-guide series to help beginning birders available from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Complete with detailed species information, photos, illustrations and maps, the titles cover a wide range of topics including Birding 101 and Gardening for Birds. Watching and feeding birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. Experts at the Cornell Lab are hoping that the guides not only help beginners learn about birdsbut encourage them to do what they can to protect and enhance bird habitat.[June 2017] Watching birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. The pocket guide series helps people enhance their enjoyment of birds by learning more about them. Complete with detailed species information, photos, illustrations, and maps, these titles cover a wide range of topics for everyone who is curious about birds - from Birding 101 to Nests & Eggs of North American Backyard Birds. Birds are so beautiful and ubiquitous that millions of people are hooked on watching birds and asking all kinds of questions about what they're seeing," said Miyoko Chu, senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "These guides get to the heart of those questions by revealing how to attract diverse birds to your yard, how to identify birds by sight and sound, and how to witness them raising their families - sometimes right in your own backyard.[November 2017] Birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the US and Waterford has several birding guides perfect for all ages. These pocket sized guides are laminated for durability and are really lightweight. Throw in the pack and get outdoors to play a game of I Spy and then use your guide to identify the bird.[June 19, 2017] The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Waterford Press have teamed up to offer a series of handy folding pocket guides about birds, including a Nests and Egg guide for North American backyard birds. The guide includes illustrations and descriptions of eggs and nests for 24 common bird species. Visit cornelllabpg.com for more information.[May 17, 2017] The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just launched its All About Birds Pocket Guide Series, 15 new birding titles published in collaboration with Waterford Press.November 2017] For the nature enthusiast on your list, consider a holiday gift from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to enhance knowledge and enjoyment of birds throughout the year. These gifts give twice because a portion of each purchase supports the Cornell Lab's nonprofit mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds.[December 2017] Bird enthusiasts will think a pocket guide for their hobby is the most thoughtful stocking stuffer they've ever received. Waterford Press' has three new birding guides on indigenous birds of Japan, China, and Thailand, as well as guides for North America. The guides cost between $7 and $10, and are laminated for easy convenience.[November 2017] One of the things you notice when you're in the great outdoors is all the creatures that surround you. Once you get out of the city, you'll see a ton of birds you've never noticed before. These quick and simple birding guides are great to carry with you. Divided by region, they make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite outdoorsperson, too. Around $8.[June 20, 2017] We all have indelible memories of positive first-time experiences. If you are enamored of the natural world, there's a good possibility that some of yours are connected with your early use of field guides. Looking over The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds Pocket Guide Series (recently released and published in collaboration with Waterford Press and the Cornell Lab Publishing Group), memories arose of my childhood and adolescent engagement with field guides. Field guides supercharged my interest in nature and the awe that I have for it. They increased my knowledge about animals I saw or hoped to observe."
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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Their hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization whose vibrant community includes 400,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 14 million bird enthusiasts of all ages who connect online at All About Birds.