Recent Blog Posts

  • Storing Birdseed

    January 1, 2019
    Proper storage can keep birdseed fresh and nutritious for longer, ensuring that backyard birds have the very best to eat.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    February 1, 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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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    January 22, 2017
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 1, 2017
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    November 15, 2016
    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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  • Bluebird Feeding

    May 1, 2016
    Bluebirds are an all around favorite for bird watching enthusiasts everywhere. They can be found in both the East and the West with their deep blue thrushes nesting and feeding their young. Bluebirds are distinct from other species in not just appearance, but also eating habits.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    April 15, 2016
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    April 1, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • All About Hummingbirds

    July 1, 2015
    Hummingbirds are fascinating, but how much do you really know about these flying jewels? Top 10 Questions About Hummingbirds How many types of hummingbirds are there? There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, but there are only about a dozen species that regularly visit the United States.
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  • 5 Tips to Attract Orioles

    July 1, 2015
    Orioles are popular and distinct backyard birds, but they can also be difficult to attract because of their unique preferences. Backyard birders who know how to make their yard oriole-friendly, however, will be rewarded with these beautiful birds all summer long.
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  • Essentials for Backyard Birding

    April 1, 2015
    Getting started as a backyard birder is easy, inexpensive and enjoyable. Birders need to meet birds' needs in their backyard as well as their own birding needs to enjoy every feathered friend that flits through their yard.
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  • Safe Feeding Options for Wild Birds

    October 1, 2014
    For some feeding wild birds is more than just a hobby, it’s therapeutic. Birds are beautiful creatures with wonderful voices. They cannot only bring color to your life but peacefulness as well.
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    March 1, 2014
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    December 1, 2013
    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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  • Three Ideas For Choosing The Best Bird Feeder Location

    May 1, 2013
    If you’re planning on putting up a brand new bird feeder here’s just a few ideas for the best location you can put it and what to expect. -When putting up a brand new birdfeeder the first rule is to put it in a place where your flying friends can see and identify it.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    May 1, 2013
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • How to Clean Your Bird Feeders

    January 1, 2013
    Your wild bird feeders can harbor bacteria, mold and other disease causing germs that can devastate wild birds. Being a responsible enthusiast requires some routine maintenance. • Cleaning and Disinfecting Feeders: Your feeders will need to be cleaned regularly.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    December 1, 2012
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    August 1, 2012
    The ability to attract a variety of wild birds to your backyard can be accomplished 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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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    August 1, 2012
    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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