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The Hummingbird Handbook

Everything You Need to Know about These Fascinating Birds

The Hummingbird Handbook
John Shewey By (author)
Product ID:  686018
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Timber Press

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8.0 X 9.0 in
240 pg

NATURE / Animals / Birds
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection


 A must-read for gardeners and birders, The Hummingbird Handbook is a complete guide to attracting, understanding, and protecting hummingbirds.


“This overview offers hummer trivia, mythology, and new discoveries… Vivid, full-color photos appear on almost every page, and other visuals include maps and multi-photo comparison charts... Shewey, a birder and professional outdoor photographer, admits to being fascinated by hummingbirds. After seeing this book, readers will be too.” —Booklist

“John Shewey captures the spirit and allure of these captivating birds in every fascinating fact, historical tidbit, amusing anecdote, species profile and plant pick.” —Birds & Blooms

“The latest addition to the Trochilidae canon… yes, more please.” —Birdwatching

Author Bio

Lifelong birding enthusiast John Shewey is a veteran writer, editor, and professional outdoor photographer, with credits in Birdwatching, Portland Monthly, Northwest Travel & Life, and dozens of other magazines, and co-author of Birds of the Pacific Northwest, a Timber Press Field Guide. John has photographed birds from the mountains of Alaska to the jungles of Central America to the islands of the Caribbean, and his website chronicles many of these travels in rich photographic detail. Visit him at