Similar in layout and content to Roth!s Attracting Birds to Your Backyard (Rodale, 1998), this book is both enjoyable to browse because of its color photos, line art, and call-outs and useful as a home reference because of its alphabetical arrangement. Conveying an enormous amount of information on attracting, feeding, and observing birds, the entries vary in length from half a page to multiple pages for broad or complex topics such as the benefits of fruiting plants (trees, blueberry shrubs, strawberry plants, etc.) as a source of both food and shelter. Despite some overlap with his previous title, Roth presents enough new information, techniques, and anecdotes to make this work fun, worthwhile addition likely to be as popular as similar works by John K. Terres and Mathew Tekulsky. Recommended for public libraries."Bonnie Poquette, Shorewood P.L., WI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
"I was amazed by the wealth of information in The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible by Sally Roth! The book goes far beyond the traditional books on backyard bird feeding, offering information on flowers to plant, edible wreaths to make, clever ideas for birdbaths, and recipes using leftover food to supplement normal birdseed and suet. You will certainly attract more birds using the suggestions in The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible. If you can only buy one backyard bird book, this is THE book to run out and get!" --Christine Tarski, Guide to Birding at About.com (birding.about.com)"Few people can match Sally Roth's knowledge or enthusiasm!" --Ruth Mullen, home and garden writer, The Indianapolis Star"Sally Roth's new book is a treasury for anyone eager to know more about bird behavior, equipment, gardening, and so much more. Roth's love for birds and her hands-on practical experience are inspiring." --Sharon Dunn and Michael Dunn, owners of Duncraft"A masterwork! Sally Roth has written an essential reference for wild bird lovers. As they enjoy its marvelous content, readers will be amazed to discover their own transformation from mere 'bird watchers' to avid and qualified ornithologists." --Samuel F. LaBudde, executive director, Endangered Species Project