Peanuts Provide Protein
Jan 16, 2017

Peanuts Provide Protein

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.
Winter Bird-feeding Tip: Offer Suet Dough in Moderation
Jan 9, 2017

Winter Bird-feeding Tip: Offer Suet Dough in Moderation

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.
Freezing Berries: Storing Summer's Bounty for a Winter’s Day
Dec 20, 2016

Freezing Berries: Storing Summer's Bounty for a Winter’s Day

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.
How to Attract More Cardinals
Dec 13, 2016

How to Attract More Cardinals

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!
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