Recent Blog Posts

  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    January 15, 2019
    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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  • Do Your Best Birding in Winter

    November 1, 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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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    October 15, 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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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    October 1, 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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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 1, 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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  • 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 1, 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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  • 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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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    May 8, 2017
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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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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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    March 1, 2017
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 1, 2017
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 15, 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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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    September 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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  • Tips for Placing Your Hummingbird Feeder

    June 15, 2016
    A hummingbird feeder can bring great joy and amazing hummingbird activity to your backyard, but you need to position the feeder properly so you don't miss an instant of the action. Where should you put your hummingbird feeder?
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    May 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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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2016
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Storing Birdseed

    January 1, 2016
    Proper storage can keep birdseed fresh and nutritious for longer, ensuring that backyard birds have the very best to eat.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    April 15, 2015
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 15, 2015
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • 10 Best Bird Feeding Tips

    February 15, 2015
    Feeding birds can be a fun and rewarding backyard hobby. Whether you're just getting started feeding birds or have been offering birdseed for years, these ten tips can help you attract more birds and keep every bird that visits happy, healthy and well-fed.
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  • Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

    January 1, 2015
    A pine cone bird feeder is an easy, fun and affordable project ideal for all ages. With just a few basic supplies and simple steps, anyone can turn a pine cone into a feeder that will attract woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, finches and a wide range of other backyard birds.
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  • Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Haven

    October 15, 2014
    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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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    September 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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