Add Mealworms to Your Buffet to Attract New Bird Species!
Mar 13, 2017

Add Mealworms to Your Buffet to Attract New Bird Species!

When the cold weather and dreary days seem to be dragging on, a change in routine can renew your energy. Why not make a change that rejuvenates your backyard birds as well? Mealworms aren't just for bluebirds! Putting out mealworms in addition to your regular offerings can attract cardinals, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, sparrows, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, wrens—even the occasional warbler, oriole, vireo, and tanager.
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Did You Know? Pigeon and Dove Trivia
Mar 6, 2017

Did You Know? Pigeon and Dove Trivia

Did you know that pigeons and doves are members of the same family? The largest species in that family are usually called pigeons and the others are doves, but genetically, pigeons and doves are close cousins. Also, pigeons and doves are the only birds that can drink water by sucking it into their esophagus, head down. Other birds must tip their head back to swallow water.
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Mourning Dove: A Widespread, Common Beauty
Feb 27, 2017

Mourning Dove: A Widespread, Common Beauty

If you feed birds, you probably feed mourning doves. Mourning doves are North America's most common and widespread native dove species, named for its mournful cooing: coo-AHH-coo,coo,coo, sometimes confused for an owl.
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Winter Owls
Feb 20, 2017

Winter Owls

Many owls begin nesting in late winter. Now is the ideal time to listen for them calling at night if you have an older pine stand or deciduous woods nearby. Owls will call all night, but the first hour of dark and the last hour before sunrise are the best times to listen.
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