If the idea of the perfect Spring break for you involves enjoying the sunshine from the comfort of your own garden, The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens can help you enjoy and understand the little animals that fly in and out of your life.
Spring tips for feeding in your backyard
Spring is an important season for feeding birds because most of the natural foods have been consumed over the winter. Late snows can bury the remaining food, creating starvation conditions. Ample food and water supplies are attractive to birds because of the energy cost of migration. Resident birds that are already familiar with the feeder may help attract migrants. Crushed eggshells or even finely crushed oyster shells are extremely good supplements to feed at this season, since the calcium requirements for female birds are high just prior to egg laying.
With over 1,000 colorful bright pictures, The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher will help you not only identify the kinds of birds you see, but also help you identify over 300 trees, shrubs, and other plants that attract these birds to your yard.