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Introducing Kids to the American Goldfinch

Many of us bird lovers want nothing more than to share our hobby with those around us. Teaching kids (or grandkids) about birds not only increases their love and appreciation for nature, but it also instills in them an understanding of how important it is to maintain habitats that allow birds to grow and thrive […]

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The 10 Most Sought After Backyard Birds and Their Favorite Food
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The 10 Most Sought After Backyard Birds and Their Favorite Food

Whether you’re an avid, binocular owning birder or the more relaxed, wine glass in hand while birdwatching from your back porch type, you enjoy each seasonal winged visitor because of its beautiful song, whimsical flight patterns, and colorful plumage. Over the past few months, we’ve conducted an informal survey, asking our readers for their favorite/most […]

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Birdsong – Why Birds Sing and What It Means
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Birdsong – Why Birds Sing and What It Means

We love watching birds because they’re beautiful, and we love to hear their song. That’s why so many of us spend time and money indulging in our hobby, in my case, I am always trying to find out how to place bets on bet365. From binoculars to feeders, we do whatever it takes to attract […]

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What You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Bird Feeders
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What You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Bird Feeders

As bird lovers, we know that a clean bird feeder means healthy and happy birds. It doesn’t take much for disease-causing bacteria to take over your bird feeder – anything from wet/moldy bird seed (caused by rain or excessive moisture) to dirty perches can eventually lead to bird illness and mortality. Experts agree that while […]

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3 Tips for Feeding Birds in the Summer
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3 Tips for Feeding Birds in the Summer

As we approach the peak of summer, it’s important to remember that backyard birding changes with the seasons. Whereas spring was the time for mating and nest building, summer brings its own challenges. In addition to feeding their young, birds have to protect their nests from predators and ensure that they are always near a […]

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How to Keep Squirrels Away from Your Feeder
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How to Keep Squirrels Away from Your Feeder

One of the inevitable hassles of backyard birding are our furry friends the squirrels, who frequently hijack feeders. And once they decide that’s their territory, they won’t want to leave. In addition, they’re fast, they’re smart, they’re resourceful and they can jump up to 5 or 6 feet in any direction. It takes some creativity […]

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4 Little Known Facts About the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
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4 Little Known Facts About the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

I was chatting with one of my photographer friends the other day as we were both reflecting on the fact that summer is finally here. Like me, he’s a lifelong bird lover and has multiple feeders in his back yard. He shared some beautiful shots of a male rose-breasted grosbeak feeding at his sunflower and […]

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How to Keep the White-Breasted Nuthatch Happy at Your Feeder
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How to Keep the White-Breasted Nuthatch Happy at Your Feeder

Do you know how the White-breasted Nuthatch got its name? As a small bird with a hearty appetite, it has the habit of jamming acorns and other large nuts into small crevices of tree bark and hitting them with its sharp bill to hatch out the seed. Even though quite common, White-breasted Nuthatches are beautiful […]

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Attract the Indigo Bunting to Your Back Yard
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Attract the Indigo Bunting to Your Back Yard

Experts swear that the Indigo Bunting is rather common around these parts, especially in the spring and summer, but our readers (and our experience) tell us otherwise. After all, it’s not like the Indigo Bunting is easy to miss – the male’s bright plumage, combining unusual shades of iridescent blue, violet and turquoise is one […]

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Keep Undesirable Birds Away from Your Bird Feeder
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Keep Undesirable Birds Away from Your Bird Feeder

We’ve all been there. We’re excited about attracting beautiful songbirds to our back yard, so we buy the feeders and the seed, set everything up and settle down to wait for our winged visitors to find our bird feeder. Or not. Instead, we see bully birds such as blackbirds, grackles, pigeons and sparrows descend upon […]

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