The Bird Lover's Winter Finch
Dec 6, 2016

The Bird Lover's Winter Finch

A few decades ago, evening grosbeaks turned up in big numbers at feeders every few years in the lower Great Plains, Midwest, and Southeast. Then, for reasons unknown, they stopped. Could this be the winter those big, noisy, yellow birds return?
14 Acres of Habitat in New Hampshire
Nov 29, 2016

14 Acres of Habitat in New Hampshire

A winter flock of bluebirds inspired Amy Kane to try to lure them closer to her window. Almost instant success inspired her to not only offer more feeders and food choices, but to start blogging about her backyard birds, and to take photos of the avian abundance of her New England property.
Did You Know That the Hobby We Love Can Help the Birds?
Nov 22, 2016

Did You Know That the Hobby We Love Can Help the Birds?

Did you know that you can turn your hobby of watching the birds at your feeder into genuine science? You can—just by participating in Project FeederWatch. If you can identify all the birds that visit your backyard bird buffet, you're qualified to participate in this citizen science project of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which runs every November through April.
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Cozy Winter Housing for Birds
Nov 15, 2016

Cozy Winter Housing for Birds

If you think birdhouses are just for nesting, you're wrong. On cold, winter nights, songbirds use tree cavities and human-provided nest boxes as shelter. There are ways to make such boxes more welcoming for your winter resident birds.
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City Yard, Country Yard
Oct 19, 2016

City Yard, Country Yard

WBB Contributor Andy Haynes Avery recently moved from an urban neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana, to a rural area with a wildlife refuge nearly across the street. Her yard birds changed, but not in way she expected.
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Where Does a Woodpecker Store Its Long Tongue?
Oct 12, 2016

Where Does a Woodpecker Store Its Long Tongue?

A flicker's tongue can extend two inches beyond its bill tip! That's necessary for probing deep inside tree crevices for yummy insects. But where does it store that tongue when not in use?
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