Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
May 26, 2016

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Want to make your own nectar for feeding hummingbirds? It's easy! All you need is the right proportion of sugar and water.
Suet in Summer
May 20, 2016

Suet in Summer

Suet is a high-energy treat for so many bird species, and can bring in some birds that aren't interested in seeds. During cool or cold weather, it's easy and convenient to load a cake into a suet feeder and refill when empty. Birds can continue to enjoy the nutritional benefits of suet through the hottest days of summer, but it must be offered more cautiously, and usually, in smaller quantities.
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Caterpillars for the Birds
Apr 4, 2016

Caterpillars for the Birds

Most nesting birds feed their young protein in the form of insects, especially soft and juicy caterpillars. Some birds are strictly insectivorous, and those are unlikely to visit your seed feeders. A great way to see warblers, vireos, and other such birds is to encourage caterpillars in your garden.
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Plant a tree for the birds: Even a dead tree!
Mar 28, 2016

Plant a tree for the birds: Even a dead tree!

Here's a very affordable way to please birds! Songbirds need perches. If you can find room to plant just one tree, ideally a species native to your area, birds will find your yard to be friendlier and more welcoming, and more will visit you. If you have a tiny yard and no place to plant a tree, or if you have a postage-stamp-sized yard, or only a porch, deck or balcony to offer the birds, "plant" a dead tree! Not a plastic one, but a branch from a real tree—the biggest one you can comfortably fit in the space you have for it.
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How—and Why—to Clean Your Bird Feeders
Mar 21, 2016

How—and Why—to Clean Your Bird Feeders

Although it is rare—even unheard of—for humans to become sick from handling a bird feeder, there is no doubt that microorganisms flourish on their surface. That's why it's important for you to wash your hands after handling your feeders, including after refilling them. Much more of a threat are illnesses and diseases spread among the birds that visit and share feeders. To keep your feeder birds healthy, and to prevent the spread of disease, follow these steps.
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