Baltimore Oriole: A Backyard Beauty
Jun 13, 2018

Baltimore Oriole: A Backyard Beauty

For WBB Managing Editor Dawn Hewitt, the Baltimore oriole was the first bird that took her breath away. It was the first invisible bird that, once pointed out to her, caused her jaw to drop. It was the bird that gave her a clue that she was overlooking and missing out on spectacular beauty in the natural world.
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Dear Birdsquatch: How Do I Discourage House Wrens?
Jun 6, 2018

Dear Birdsquatch: How Do I Discourage House Wrens?

Dear Birdsquatch: Last spring a pair of house wrens took over a bluebird house in my backyard. I suspect them in the untimely demise of a clutch of Carolina chickadee eggs, which I found pierced and dropped below the nest box the chickadees were using. I've heard that house wrens are not good neighbors to other cavity nesting birds. Is this true? And if so, what can I do to discourage the house wrens?
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Top 10 Things to Watch in Your Backyard This Summer
May 30, 2018

Top 10 Things to Watch in Your Backyard This Summer

When spring bird migration ends and nesting season begins, summer is upon you. For some backyard bird watchers this means that activity slows a bit at the feeders. Some backyard birders refer to a hot summer afternoon as boring. Perish the thought! There are dozens of other things to watch, observe, and enjoy when the birds are sneakily going about their breeding season activities. Here are just 10 for you to consider. Add some shade and a cold drink, and you're all set.
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