Feb 8, 2016
Birds fly lower before a storm. A busy bird feeder means bad weather is coming. Birds singing in the rain means the rain will soon stop. Sometimes birds are more reliable than TV weather forecasters. Humorist Al Batt offers a list of weather-predicting bird behavior.
Feb 5, 2016
#DailyBirdFeedingTip! If starlings or house sparrows are a problem, try taking your feeders down for a week. watchingbackyardbirds.com
Feb 4, 2016
A Surprise Winter VisitorWatching Backyard Birds contributor Jeane Pirkle finds a female rufous hummingbird visiting her feeder.
Feb 1, 2016
For years Jeane Pirkle has kept a feeder up long after the hummingbirds leave with the hope of attracting a winter hummingbird. She continued that practice during the fall of 2013. In late October she noticed a single bird visiting her feeder each day. At first she thought it was a female ruby-throated hummingbird, but it turned out to be a rare visitor to her area during the winter months.
Feb 1, 2016
#DailyBirdFeedingTip! Offer peanuts in a corner of your yard far from your bird feeders to distract squirrels. watchingbackyardbirds.com
Jan 31, 2016
February brings Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, and Presidents' Day, but it is also National Bird-Feeding Month. To celebrate, we'll be sharing bird-feeding tips throughout the month. Check our page each morning to see the #DailyBirdFeedingTip!
Jan 27, 2016
Tufted TitmouseThe Tufted Titmouse's gray-crested head and large black eyes on a pale face give this familiar bird a friendly look. Learn more about it here!
Jan 25, 2016
The weather outside might be frightful for a month or two longer, but dedicated gardeners know that winter is the best time to plan a garden. Use these winter months to devise a plan to make your yard more friendly and accommodating to the birds!
Jan 18, 2016
As the weather turns cold and snowy, not all birds will venture to your feeder. Some prefer to skulk in the thickets, brambles, and other secure places. To better accommodate these species, consider tossing a few handfuls of mixed seed, sunflower bits, peanuts, or cracked corn under your deck, in your hedges and bushes, or even along the edge of a wooded area.
Jan 17, 2016
How many species can you identify at this feeding station? Photo shared by Diane Kewley Port from Bloomington, Indiana.