A classic guide revised and updated, and for the first time available in paperback. Since its publication in 1975, A Complete Guide to Bird Feeding has been considered the best book on the subject. John V. Dennis, an ornithologist and biologist with a Iifetime's experience of bird feeding, tells you precisely how to choose and install bird feeders, how to take advantage of the plantings and natural topography of your garden, how to prepare and place food, and how to protect your feeding sites from potential predators or greedy competitors, such as cats, squirrels, and blue Jays. His lively and engaging text discusses the habits and food preferences of eighty different likely bird-patrons and what types of feeders are best adapted to them. In this edition, Mr. Dennis has included the latest information about what bird foods are available and most effective, what the new bird feeder designs are, the most current recommendations for hummingbird feeding, as well as changes in bird populations, migration habits, and ranges so that you know what birds to expect at the feeder. Filled with lore from a lifetime of observation, this new edition of a classic guide will become, as the original edition did, a bible for those of us who feed and watch birds.