Why Are Birds Eating My Flowers?
May 22, 2019

Why Are Birds Eating My Flowers?

Spring gives a promise of increased bird activity and fresh floral blossoms, but what does it mean when your feathered friends are preying on petals? If you maintain a garden in your yard, there's a reasonable chance that you've noticed birds plucking at your blooms at some point. While this behavior can sometimes be attributed to actual flower-eating, also called florivory, it's possible that those birds tearing at your blossoms are practicing something else entirely.
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HOME IMPROVEMENT: Simple Steps to Make Your Backyard Habitat a More Welcoming Place for Feathered Friends
May 17, 2019

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Simple Steps to Make Your Backyard Habitat a More Welcoming Place for Feathered Friends

Have you considered renovating your backyard to be more comfortable for birds? WBB contributor Elizabeth Bacher offers 11 ideas to make your property more appealing and safer for your feathered friends.
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The Stages of Bird Life
May 15, 2019

The Stages of Bird Life

It's baby bird season! You'll often hear such words as chick, juvenile, fledgling, and nestling used to refer to young birds, but they don't all refer to the same stage within a bird's life cycle. It can be confusing to try to figure out which term refers to which stage, and even a few historical ornithological documents have gotten it wrong. However, we've rounded up the correct terms used within traditional ornithology to describe the baby birds you might see this spring.
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Spring Warbler-watching Basics
May 8, 2019

Spring Warbler-watching Basics

Spring warbler watching means calling up information that has been stored, unused in the memory banks, for nearly a year. This article is designed as an exercise to stretch and warm up the mental muscles in preparation for the coming waves. When you have the right mindset, you will be amazed by how quickly you remember.
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Want to Attract Orioles? Here Are a Few Tips!
May 1, 2019

Want to Attract Orioles? Here Are a Few Tips!

Want to try luring orioles to your feeders? Start out by catching their eye. Tie a brilliant orange ribbon or a bunch of silk flowers to your feeders.
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