Expert Shares Passion and The Joy of Bird Feeding

CARMEL, IN – 3 Apr, 2017 – Birds add beauty and song to every yard they visit, so it’s no surprise that bird feeding is one of the most popular hobbies throughout North America. Learn about this joy-filled hobby and how to attract birds to your yard from Jim Carpenter, a leading hobby expert with more than 30 years of experience and the founder and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited.  

Carpenter recently wrote and published The Joy of Bird Feeding, a step-by-step guide that provides advice for every bird feeding situation. You can order copies online.

“Nobody in the world knows more about the science and art of feeding wild birds than Jim Carpenter. Cover to cover, this fact-filled manual is a delight to read,” said John W. Fitzpatrick, Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Carpenter is currently signing books at participating Wild Birds Unlimited stores. To find a stop on the tour near you, visit

“I feed the birds because it brings me joy,” stated Carpenter. “I never tire of watching the same beautiful birds every day, all year long. Why did I write the book? To share the joy.”

Bird feeding is an easy, inexpensive hobby that everyone can enjoy in their backyard. Bird feeding is a way to connect with nature and help the environment. Birds are essential to a healthy eco-system; and birds’ population growth, decline and migration are key indicators of nature’s balance.


The Joy of Bird Feeding is the ultimate reference for backyard bird watchers and bird feeding enthusiasts. It offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see and how to deter unwanted guests from feeding stations. This essential guide contains more than 800 photos and a guide to 180 feeder birds.


Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited recently ranked No. 11 overall and No. 1 in the Retail category on Franchise Business Review’s prestigious 2017 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.

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