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.
The late Dr. Noble S. Proctor was a Professor of Ornithology and, later, a Professor Emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University. With over 40 years of field experience throughout North America, he led bird tours around the world, from Central and Southern America to Australia and New Guinea. An avid photographer and prolific author, Dr. Proctor published several books on ornithology.