A Superb New Resource for Improving Your Feeder-watching Experience  |  Published March 28, 2021

Feed the Birds: Attract and Identify 196 Common North American Birds by Chris Earley
Firefly Books, 2020  |  296 pages, softcover
Many birders attest that watching birds at their home feeders during their youth played an important role in developing their interest. More generally, many of us can also attest to the mental health benefits of watching birds and the opportunity to study their behaviors. If for no other reason than these, we may all have some interest in encouraging bird awareness and knowledge starting right in our own backyards. That is where Chris Early’s Feed the Birds: Attract and Identify 196 Common North American Birds steps in. While at first glance it may appear to be a simple how-to guide, this book is much more. Once a childhood feeder-watcher himself, Chris Earley sets out to convey the merits of feeder-watching through the opportunity to study birds, while providing the practical information that interested newbies need to move their interest forward.

Prospective readers south of the 49th parallel might wonder how the Ontario-based author of a book endorsed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation is applicable to the U. S. or how the species covered were selected. In fact, the book applies to all of North America north of Mexico...

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