Bird Haven for Earth Day

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life.  A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back.  I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months.  As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.


The Bird Lover's Garen: Creating a Backyard Haven for Songbirds and Hummingbirds by Margaret MacAvoy

Attracting birds to southern gardens  by Thomas Pope

The bird feeder book : the complete guide to attracting, identifying, and understanding your feeder birds

by Donald and Lillian Stokes

by Donald and Lillian Stokes

by George H Harrison
 Birds of Houston by B.C. Robison
 Birder's guide to Texas by  Edward A. Kutac

April 22, 2010 will be the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. I would like to urge families to celebrate by creating a backyard haven for birds.  In future blogs, I will be discussing other ways we can help the earth by the choices we make.  

P.s. I took the photograph (top of page) at Grand Lake, Colorado. If anyone knows what type of bird it is please add a comment below.  Thanks.