March 20, 2022
Bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your backyard. However, there is a lot more to the story than just that. First, you will want to know what are the regular birds visiting your feeders, so you continue to buy the right seeds for your feeders. If you're going to identify which birds are visiting your feeder, it is essential to know their difference.
Today, you will learn more about the birds in your backyard feeder and discover some of the best birding books authors in the market and what they can do for you. With them, identifying different species of birds in your own backyard should be a breeze!
The birds living in your backyard are a powerful reminder of the natural world. Depending on the time of year and the area of the world you live in, you will have a variety of birds in your feeders.
Audubon Society's bird guides can help you identify the 5 kinds of birds that are most common around feeders near you.
1) Chickadee: The chickadee is one of the most familiar backyard birds, and it's easy to identify with its black cap, white cheeks, and chestnut-colored back.
2) American Goldfinch: One of the most common feeder visitors, easily recognizable by its bright yellow body with a black cap and wings.
3) House Finch: These small brown birds can often be seen at bird feeders or on telephone wires near houses, where they nest in crevices or on ledges.
4) Northern Cardinal: The Northern Cardinal prefers sunflower seeds, and the female sings a complex song when sitting on her nest.
5) Blue Jay: Blue Jays are well known for their attitude, intelligence, and close family social structure. In addition, the Blue Jay's love of acorns helped distribute oak trees after the last glacial period.
With an increasing demand for birding information, birding books are becoming more popular. John James Audubon, David Allen Sibley, Roger Tory Peterson have written many birding books and are considered leaders in their field of expertise.
A Field Guide to the Birds is an excellent book for identifying a bird; it is just a page away. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal.
Audubon Handbook Eastern Birds is very helpful in identifying birds. This softcover book contains over 1,300 color photographs alongside complementary text coverage of all American species found east of the Rockies: size indicators, charts, an index, and more.
John James Audubon was probably the greatest of American naturalists and undoubtedly the greatest of all bird painters. Audubon's Birds of America contains the best of his famous paintings, 288 full-page, 4-color plates chosen for this handy-sized popular edition is classic Audubon.
Stokes Nature Guides Bird Behavior are handy paperback reference guides, illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings. Nature watchers know what to look for and how to interpret what they see.
Whether carried into the field or consulted at home, these books provide readers with fascinating facts and insights into birds' and wildlife behavior.
Their books offer specific information on individual species and a wealth of ecological and behavioral knowledge, and many can be found in my Vintage Birding Books and Guides.
Feeding wild birds is a significant way to help them survive during the cold winter months. They can't find enough food on their own, so you need to provide it for them. It will also make your backyard a lot more beautiful.
Birds are attracted to feeders with freshwater, seeds, and suet cakes. It is easy and economical to make your own birdseed mix by combining different sources, grains, and nuts.
The seed mix should be soaked in some fat or oil to last longer and attract more birds.
It's not essential! Feeding birds in the summer is a great way to keep them entertained and active. However, it's necessary to know the correct times to stop feeding them to find food independently.
Bird feeding is valuable when birds need the most fuel during temperature extremes migration, and in late winter or early spring, wild seed sources are exhausted. However, most birds don't need your help in the summer.
Living our busy lives, we forget to allow ourselves time to unwind. Yet, studies have repeatedly shown that interacting with nature boosts mental health and encourages an optimistic outlook on our daily lives and a feeling of well-being.
You can now enjoy the birds in your own backyard and learn more about their world with the help of Reading Vintage. Browse our Vintage Birding books & guides, vintage Nature Guide collection, and field guides specifically for birders by distinguished ornithologists and outstanding nature artists. These guides are full of beautiful illustrations and bird information that will help you identify the birds you see out your window. These books travel well, as some of the Audubon Guides are pocket-sized and are easy to slip into a pocket or backpack.
I hope that these tips help you relax, connect to nature, and identify birds in your own backyard.
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Happy reading and happy bird feeding,
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