Whatever the size, style or location of your garden, this stunning book gives you the perfect introduction to making the most of your space for birds. It provides opportunities for increasing the variety, number and regularity of birds. Written in a friendly and encouraging style, "The Garden Bird Handbook" is packed with practical advice and key information, ranging from planning and maintaining a bird-friendly garden, attracting, observing and feeding the entire range of likely visitors, through to a genuine understanding of bird behaviour. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs and full-colour artwork of the birds in garden settings, there is also a full and handsomely illustrated guide to garden birds, helping accurate identification. A special directory of plants that attract birds helps you plan your garden, and a month by month guide is packed with tips on what to look for. As well as the considerable pleasure to be gained from attracting and watching birds in your garden, there is an enormous contribution that you can make to their conservation. This book will help you develop the perfect garden for birds.
Stephen Moss is the author of several books, including Birds and Weather: a Birdwatcher's Guide (Hamlyn, 1995) and more recently, Attracting Birds to your Garden for New Holland (2000). A journalist and broadcaster, he writes The Guardian's monthly birdwatching column and produced the BBC Television series, Birding with Bill Oddie, for which he also co-wrote the book. He lives in West London.