Recent Blog Posts

  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    November 1, 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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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    October 1, 2017
    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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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    May 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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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2016
    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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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    January 1, 2016
    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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  • All About Hummingbirds

    July 6, 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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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    February 1, 2014
    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

    July 1, 2013
    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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