FIELD GUIDE FOR BUDDING BIRDERS
Of all the animals, our winged friends are the easiest to find and enjoy year-round. To help budding naturalists get started on this exciting hobby, Backyard Birds of Puget Sound is an easy-to-read, fact-filled introduction to 70 of the most common backyard birds — from tiny jewel-colored hummingbirds to large hawks and everything in between — the perfect window into nature. This guide, over 200 pages, includes beautiful watercolor illustrations of the most frequently observed backyard birds, with notes on sizes and distinguishing markings, morphology, migration and location, habitat, behavior, diet, backyard tips and more.
In the back of the book, you’ll find a glossary, checklist of Washington state birds, and a comprehensive list of helpful resources and information.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to Birdwatching
What Is a Bird?
How to Identify a Bird in Five Steps
Birding as a Family
Beyond Your Yard
Plants That Attract Birds
Puget Sound Region
Parts of a Bird
Quick Guide to Backyard Birds
Order Galliformes (Gamebirds)
Order Falconiformes (Birds of Prey)
Order Columbiformes (Pigeons & Doves)
Order Apodiformes (Hummingbirds)
Order Piciformes (Woodpeckers)
Order Passeriformes (Song Birds & Small Birds)
Species Fact Pages
Congratulations . . . You’re a Birder!
About the Author & Illustrator
Text by Kelly Lenihan | Illustrations by Anya Macleod | Published by Artisan Bookworks