Recent Blog Posts

  • Do Your Best Birding in Winter

    November 15, 2018
    There is no need to wait for spring migration to enjoy birding. With the right preparation and expectations, winter can be your very best birding season.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    October 15, 2018
    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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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    October 1, 2018
    Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2018
    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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  • The Importance of a Water Source for Birds

    August 1, 2018
    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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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 15, 2018
    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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  • Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Haven

    June 1, 2018
    Create a haven in your backyard for our feathered friends by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.
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  • 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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  • 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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