Northeastern Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut by Bill ThompsonNortheastern Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut by Bill Thompson

Northeastern Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut

byBill Thompson

Paperback | September 15, 2013

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From the editor of the nation''s premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none is as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. While bird watchers often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other, larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Northeastern Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher''s Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher''s Digest the nation''s most popular birding magazine. Inside, you''ll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the Northeast, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, and West regions of the United States.

Bill Thompson III (Whipple, OH) is the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest. He's also a keen birder, the author of many books, a field trip leader, an ecotourism consultant, the host of the This Birding Life podcast, and a regular speaker and performer on the birding festival circuit. His North American life list i...
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Title:Northeastern Birds: Backyard Guide - Watching - Feeding - Landscaping - Nurturing - New York, Rhode...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.12 X 5.12 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.12 X 5.12 X 0.62 inPublished:September 15, 2013Publisher:Cool Springs PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1591865581

ISBN - 13:9781591865582

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Table of Contents

Welcome to Bird Watching in the Northeast
Creating a Habitat
Profiles of Backyard Birds of the Northeast
Hawks
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl
Swifts & Hummingbirds
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Woodpeckers
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Flycatchers
Eastern Phoebe
Crows & Jays
Gray Jay
Blue Jay
American Crow
Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chickadees & Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Nuthatches
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Wrens
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Mimids
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Starlings
European Starling
Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing
Warblers
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Tanagers
Scarlet Tanager
Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Cardinals & Buntings
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Orioles & Blackbirds
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
Finches
Purple Finch
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
Weaver Finches
House Sparrow
Birding Hotspots for the Northeast
Birds I’ve Spotted 
Resources
Index
Meet Bill Thompson III