Table of contents for Birding beak to tail : the how-to, where-to, and when-to of attracting, finding, identifying, and enjoying birds / Pete Dunne.


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Contents
Introduction xiii

1. Back-yard Birding, Front-seat Adventure 1
Stefancik's Corollary 1
America's Fastest-Growing Outdoor Activity 3
Setting the Table for Birds 4
Landscaping for Birds 22
Bird-feeding Problems 27
Attracting Birds with Water 32
Nest Boxes 34
The Other Side of the Fence 39

2. The Tools of the Trade --
Binoculars and a Field Guide 41
Of Chimney Swifts and Larceny 41
Binoculars -- The Defining Tool of Birding 44
Field Guides -- The Rosetta Stone to Birds 68
Clothing 85
Other Things You'll Need 89

3. The Fundamentals of Birding 91
Like Grosbeaks for Purple Finch 91
Where,When, and How to Go Birding 93
Basic Bird Identification 100
Learning to See Critically 112
Keeping Records 115

4. Resources --
Dipping into the Pool of Knowledge 121
The Man of the Mountain 121
Clubs and Chums -- The Social Link 125
Hooking into the Publication
and Communication Network 132
Birding Tours 136
Events, Functions, Festivals, and Other Birders 139

5. Expanding Horizons --
Finding and Facing New Challenges 141
That Story About the Harrier 141
Sight--Spotting Scopes and Tripods 145
Sound--Birding by Ear 154
Travel to New Birding Locations 164
Mastering Difficult Identifications 182

6. Applied Birding -- For Fun, Purpose . . . Even Profit! 189
October 4, 1977, Cape May Point, New Jersey 189
Bird Censusing 191
The Games Birders Play 199

7. Tips to Better Birding 206
At Birding's Horizon Line -- Standing with Will 206
Equipment Tips 207
Technique Tips 214

8. Ethics and Responsibilities 233
Looking for Baird's Sparrow,Walking on Eggs 233
Keeping Birding Safe for Birds 234
The Etiquette of Birding 237
Courtesy to Nonbirders 241
Conservation 242

Appendixes
1. American Birding Association Checklist 251
2. Name Changes to the American Ornithologists'Union (and ABA)
Check-list
278
3. State Audubon Societies and Bird Observatories 289
4. American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics 293

Glossary 296
Bibliography 309
Index 312


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bird attracting, Bird watching