Jan 16, 2017
Peanuts are a vital part of a winter feeding program. They offer a great, high-protein boost to birds weary of cold weather, and help insect-eaters like wrens, woodpeckers, and sometimes even sapsuckers make it through a frigid period, or when ice or deep snow make foraging extra challenging.
Jan 16, 2017
Robins, Robins, Everywhere!American robins are not just spring and summer birds. You'll likely find them hanging around during the winter. Learn more about their seasonal habits on watching backyard birds.com
Jan 12, 2017
How–"and Why–"to Clean Your Bird FeedersHow often should you clean your bird feeder? What are the risks to the birds if you don't? Find advice on Watching Backyard Birds.com.
Jan 9, 2017
When winter weather comes we all want to do everything we can to provide for our backyard birds. High-energy foods such as suet dough are super attractive to a wide array of species. It can also attract creepers, bluebirds, and shy woodland species that do not normally visit our bird feeders. However, it's important that we don't over feed fatty foods because too much of a good thing can cause health problems for our beloved birds.
Jan 8, 2017
Bill Thompson, III, explains how you can improve your birding enjoyment and satisfaction by birding by habitat, aka "thinking like a bird." Check out the Birding Basics & Beyond video series!
Jan 3, 2017
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Jan 1, 2017
Here's to 2017! What was your first bird of the year? Let us know with the tag #firstbirdoftheyear
Dec 30, 2016
We're LIVE with Bill Thompson III, talking about The First Bird of the Year and New Year Resolutions!
Dec 29, 2016
On this week's live Facebook Live session, we'll be talking about The First Bird of the Year. Tune in December 30 at 10:00 a.m. eastern time to learn more!
Dec 27, 2016
Freezing Berries: Storing Summer's Bounty for a Winter’s DayLooking for tips to attract birds in winter? Offer berries during the times when birds are least likely to find them in the wild.
Dec 23, 2016
We're LIVE, talking about common bird feeding myths!
Dec 21, 2016
We'll be talking about bird feeding myths on our next Facebook Live session. Tune in this Friday, December 23, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time!
Dec 20, 2016
Here's a tip to attract birds in winter! The late John Trott was a wonderful naturalist, writer, photographer, and teacher—and former contributing photographer to Bird Watcher's Digest—who lived in northern Virginia. When age and weather made it difficult for him to go afield to photograph birds, John would bring the birds close to his house. One of his most successful methods for attracting birds was to offer them foods in winter that they could not find naturally at that season.
Dec 19, 2016
How to Attract More CardinalsWhat is the most attractive feeder food for cardinals? What types of feeders do they favor? Find out!
Dec 16, 2016
Trying again! Live with Watching Backyard Birds!
Dec 15, 2016
Check out our weekly Facebook Live session tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. eastern time for a fun and easy project that your feeder birds will love!
Dec 13, 2016
What is the most attractive feeder food for cardinals? What types of feeders do they favor? These are important questions if you're looking for ways to attract cardinals to your yard. We have the answers!