Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Does your children have an interest in birds? Do they want to know the names of birds? Donald & Lillian Stokesí Beginnerís Guide to Birds, Eastern Region, is the book for children living in the eastern United States of America.
Beginner's Guide to Birds, Eastern Regionis simple, but a good guide for identifying birds. Donít know the birdís name, look in the section devoted to the unknown birdís color. The birds are arranged from the smallest to the largest. For example, if the unknown bird is green, turn to the green bird section. Flip through the pages, the birds are arranged from the smallest to the largest. Find the picture of the bird.
Once the bird is found, the Stokes have information on the birdís description, voice, habitat and nesting. There are tips on attracting the bird to the yard. The type of seeds and feeder preferred by the bird is given. Use the information to entice the bird and its friends to live on your property.
A map shows the birdís range across North America. Discover birds which live in your area. Children can use the map for science reports.
In the section, attracting birds, they talk about bird feeders. The Stokes tell of the importance of a birdhouse. They give the features of a good birdhouse. Birdbaths and plantings are discussed, too. The information in this section makes it a good book for February which is 'Wild Bird Feeding Month.'
There are separate sections on binoculars and helping to save the birds. The book is well organized.
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