Whether you have a postage-stamp size garden, a community space, or acres of backyard to spare, Audubon Backyard Birdwatch by Stephen Kress is an accessible resource that can help everyone improve birds’ natural habitat and help the wild bird population survive! For use at home or in the field, Audubon Backyard Birdwatch is a visually rich guide that provides practical and achievable advice from the experts at Audubon! In addition to the more than 130 photographs, a full-color foldout chart features over 30 bird species from all regions of North America.
And just in time for The Great Backyard Bird Count, February 15-18, 2008!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
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About Stephen Kress
Stephen Kress is Vice-President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society and manager of the Society's Seabird Restoration Program based in Maine. He teaches ornithology courses at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and at the Hog Island Audubon Center in Maine and is the author of many books about attracting birds by creating bird friendly habitats.
This book has been produced in collaboration with Audubon (www.audubon.org), whose mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Through its education, science, and public policy initiatives, Audubon engages people throughout the US and Latin America in conservation. Working with a network of state offices, chapters, and volunteers, Audubon works to protect and restore our natural heritage.
Don’t forget to check out this other great birding resource from DK and Audubon!
Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide
Unrivalled in scope for a single-volume reference work, Bird consists of a comprehensive catalogue that describes and illustrates over 1,400 species of bird with introductions to every bird order. Special double-page features showcase the most spectacular birds and the world’s best bird-watching sites. In addition to the breath-taking photography, an accompanying audio CD of bird songs and calls offers a stimulating companion to the visuals.