A visual directory with over 100 of the most popular North American bird calls. Beautiful illustrations show each bird's distinctive colors and plumage, and detailed information reveals their origin, behavior, feeding, and migration habits.
Learn how and why birds sing, and discover the wide range of tones and melodies. A CD of birdsongs from The Macaulay Library of Cornell University's Ornithology lab is included and helps you identify the calls heard in your backyard, while simple notions in the book denotes the rhythmic ride and fall of the songs. Find out when and where to best hear America's most beloved songbirds, and discover how to turn your backyard into an aviary haven with practical advice on planting, feeding routines, and optimal nesting boxes.
Dr. Noble S. Proctor was a professor of Ornithology at Southern Connecticut State University for 34 years, where he is now Professor Emeritus. With over 50 years field experience throughout North America, he has also spent nearly 40 years leading bird from around the world, from Central and Southern America to Australia and New Guinea. An avid photographer and a prolific author, Dr. Proctor has published more than five books on ornithology.