How to Feed Backyard Birds: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids

Regular price $ 9.95

by Chris Earley

Firefly Books

8/15/2022, paperback

SKU: 9780228103769


How to Feed Backyard Birds: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids is the perfect resource for beginners who are young (and not so young) to discover the joy of attracting birds to your yard. Bird lover and expert Chris Earley wants to share his passion for our colorful singing and flying neighbors with the whole family. This easy-to-read book helps readers of all ages not only attract and identify birds but also understand bird behavior and their relationship to the environment. A wide variety of feeders and feed types are presented with helpful tips on how to attract different kinds of birds.

Packed into this easy book:

  • Why feeding birds is important
  • How to build your own feeders
  • How to foil squirrels and other predators
  • Attracting birds with natural foods and water
  • Hand feeding do's and don'ts
  • Recognizing and identifying birds
  • Which plants in your garden will attract birds?
  • Bird conservation efforts and how to get involved.

Colorfully designed and full of photographs, How to Feed Backyard Birds: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids will feed the curiosity and imagination of young lovers of nature.


"This little guide covers everything you need to know about contributing to bird survival. Filled with wonderful photographs, readers are shown how to make their own feeders and given information on what to use as a food source, complete with recipes. They will also learn about bird anatomy, identification, behaviour and predators. Easy-to-read text and interesting sidebars make this a great book for bird lovers of all ages." -- Barbra Hesson

"[A] very practical and highly readable guide... A "must" purchase for libraries serving juveniles, and it most definitely has a place in home libraries. Highly Recommended." -- Dave Jenkinson

About the Author:

Chris Earley is a zoologist and environmental biologist. He is the Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator at The Arboretum, University of Guelph. His previous books include Falcons in the City, Dragonflies, Caterpillars and Feed the Birds. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.