Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Ellis BIrd Farm is pleased to partner with Charlotte Wasylik on this book giveaway!
Prairie Birder by Charlotte
I'm thrilled to announce a giveaway for the new book Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide by Myrna Pearman. Myrna is a nature photographer and writer, and has been the biologist and site services manager at the Ellis Bird Farm near Lacombe, Alberta, since 1986. All the proceeds from the sale of the guide go to support programs at the Ellis Bird Farm.
The book has been completely updated and revised since the first edition was published in 1991. The new guide covers feeding birds in all seasons, how to deal with unwanted visitors at your station, bird feeding myths, and much more.
I'm honoured to have a photograph in the guide -- my Northern Shrike picture on page 57; anyone with a photo in the guide received a complimentary copy. When I was emailing back and forth with Myrna earlier this fall, I asked about the possibility of a copy to give away on my blog, and Mynra very generously sent along a second one, also autographed.
To enter the giveaway, please comment on this post below with your favourite feeder bird or feeder species.
For a second entry, head over to my Facebook page Prairie Birder as well as the Ellis Bird Farm's Facebook page and “Like” them both. For a third entry, use the hashtag #BackyardBirdFeeding on Twitter. For a fourth entry, share my original post on Facebook (linked here) to your Facebook page/wall. Please mention below in your comment that you’ve done so (if you've already liked our pages, that still counts).
The deadline to enter is Saturday, December 5th. After a random draw, I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, December 6th.
Good luck to everyone!
Ellis Bird Farm
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When purchasing from our online bookstore, Myrna will be happy to "sign" any of her books for you.
All proceeds from the sales of these books support the education, conservation, and research programs of Ellis Bird Farm.
· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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