Recent Blog Posts

  • 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 Poultry Care Tips

    February 1, 2017
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Do Your Best Birding in Winter

    December 1, 2016
    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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  • Four Snacks Your Bird Will Love

    September 1, 2016
    Unlike some pets like cats and dogs, feeding birds certain types of food usually reserved for humans can actually be healthy for them. Here are just a few suggestions according to Alyson Burgess of About.
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    February 1, 2016
    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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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    October 1, 2015
    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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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 1, 2015
    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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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 1, 2015
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    November 1, 2014
    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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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • 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

    August 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 Prepare For Summer Birds

    June 1, 2013
    Preparing for the best and long awaited backyard wild bird feeding experience possible starts with understanding a wild bird’s seasonal changing feeding habits. • Early Summer: Wild birds have just finished nesting. They aggressively begin searching for food to feed their young.
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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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  • Fanciful Finches

    April 1, 2013
    Did You Know? Finches are one of the smallest birds on the Earth and belong to the largest bird family. Finches range in length from about 4 to 11 inches.
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  • Providing Food for Birds in the Winter

    December 1, 2012
    As winter approaches, you may need to change some of the foods you offer birds. Providing high calorie and high fat foods can be important to the birds.
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  • Cozy up to Cardinals

    November 1, 2012
    Expand your family by inviting cardinals to make their home in your back yard. Cardinal pairs mate for life and stay together year round. They are not migrating birds so when they find a habitat that is suitable they will settle there for many years.
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