It's Raining Orioles!
Apr 9, 2015

It's Raining Orioles!

The very first time I saw a Baltimore oriole was when it landed on my hummingbird feeder one spring. I was immediately hooked. I had to have this bird in my yard! For the next five years, I placed numerous orange slices on tree limbs and special oriole feeders filled with orange nectar on hooks all over the yard-to no avail.
Cool Hummingbird Facts!
Apr 2, 2015

Cool Hummingbird Facts!

You don't need to be a bird expert to know that hummingbirds are cool! Check out this list of facts about these flying jewels of the bird world.
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Bird Song
Mar 26, 2015

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Bird Song

As spring emerges across North America in all its wondrous ways, our backyard birds begin making more of their beautiful music. Here are 10 things you might not know about backyard bird songs.
The First Robin of Spring
Mar 18, 2015

The First Robin of Spring

Try to spot a robin tomorrow at 6:44 p.m. EDT. It will be the last robin of winter. If you watch it long enough, it could turn into the first robin of spring right before your eyes! Spring begins at 6:45 p.m. EDT March 20 this year.
Attracting Orioles and Tanagers
Mar 12, 2015

Attracting Orioles and Tanagers

Among the most colorful of all the North American birds are the orioles and tanagers. (Refer to your field guide for the oriole and tanager species in your part of the continent.) These birds spend the winter months in Central and South America, where they feed on fruit and insects.
A Closer Look at the Tufted Titmouse
Feb 26, 2015

A Closer Look at the Tufted Titmouse

Noisy and sociable, tame around humans, the tufted titmouse is a fascinating little bird. Learn how to attract it to your backyard, and how to identify it when it arrives.
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Backyard Tip: Crushed Eggshells Are for the Birds
Feb 19, 2015

Backyard Tip: Crushed Eggshells Are for the Birds

When you make your breakfast eggs, save the eggshells! We can hear you asking: "What? Why?" The answer is they are a great addition to your bird-feeding program.
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Itty-Bitty Bird Feet
Feb 12, 2015

Itty-Bitty Bird Feet

Have you ever watched a bird vist your feeder during the winter and wondered, "Won't birds freeze their little feet off on the metal perches? It's 20 degrees below zero! How do they do it?" Nature has a clever way of keeping birds' feet warm and functional.
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Making a Good Match: Bird Seed and Bird Feeders
Feb 3, 2015

Making a Good Match: Bird Seed and Bird Feeders

Would you frequent a restaurant that served your sandwich on the floor and dog food on the table? That's the human equivalent of offering birds inexpensive mixed seed in a hanging feeder. Cheap birdseed mixes usually contain a high proportion of milo, wheat, millet, and cracked corn. Such ingredients are fine for many ground-feeding birds, such as doves, blackbirds, quail, and sparrows, but not the favorite foods of birds that naturally eat above the ground, such as chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, and grosbeaks.
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