Recent Blog Posts

  • Bird Migration Schedule

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    February 15, 2018
    You may not be able to go out birding as often as you'd like in freezing temperatures and stormy days, but when these winter birds regularly visit your backyard, you may find that winter is your best birding season.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2017
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    November 15, 2017
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2017
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Birdfeeding on a Budget

    August 15, 2017
    Feeding the birds is an enjoyable and easy hobby, but it doesn't have to be an expensive one. No matter what your budget, it is possible to offer a nutritious backyard buffet that will attract a wide variety of hungry birds.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 15, 2017
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • The Importance of a Water Source for Birds

    June 15, 2017
    Bird baths are a common feature in many yards, but do birds really need them? There are many natural sources of water, but why is water so important to birds, and what role do bird baths play?
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  • Backyard Threats to Wild Birds

    May 15, 2017
    All backyard birders want to believe that birds are perfectly safe in their yard, but there are many surprising threats that can be a problem even in the most bird-friendly spots. Fortunately, it is easy to spot these threats and take steps to minimize any risks to visiting birds.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    April 15, 2017
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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