If you put up nest boxes but never look inside, you miss the fun of observing young birds up close. Written for beginning bird lovers and professional ornithologists alike, this book will help you discover the fascination and importance of nest box monitoring. You can create nesting habitat and attract birds such as chickadees, swallows, bluebirds, owls, kestrels, and ducks. Information for western North America, except desert habitat. The general principles are applicable throughout the United States and Canada. Book jacket.