Why Do Birds Sing?
Mar 6, 2019

Why Do Birds Sing?

You don't need to be an avid birder to notice that birds make a wide variety of sounds. Some of these sounds are gentle and pleasant, like the beautiful phrasing of a newly arrived wood thrush in spring. Other sounds can be jarring and annoying, at least to a nonbirder, such as the loud mechanical imitations of a northern mockingbird on a summer night.
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HOME IMPROVEMENT: Simple Steps to Make Your Backyard Habitat a More Welcoming Place for Feathered Friends
Mar 1, 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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Ask Birdsquatch: An Unbearable Problem!
Feb 27, 2019

Ask Birdsquatch: An Unbearable Problem!

Dear Birdsquatch: We have a cottage in the woods in Pennsylvania and we enjoy feeding the birds there. One problem: Bears. I've tried everything I can think of to keep the feeders away from the bears, but they always empty them and sometimes even destroy them. If you can tell me what to do to keep the bears from my bird feeders (including my hummingbird feeder), I would be most grateful.
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Watch for the Winter Warbler
Feb 20, 2019

Watch for the Winter Warbler

Many bird watchers think of warblers as beautiful but elusive little birds, easiest to spot in the spring as they announce their return with song. But there's one species of warbler that remains across most of North America even when temperatures plummet and snow flies.
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Are You Joining the Great Backyard Bird Count?
Feb 13, 2019

Are You Joining the Great Backyard Bird Count?

Backyard bird watchers around the world will be tallying and reporting the birds they see the third weekend of February as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). While this is also a project of Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it is not the same as Project FeederWatch. The GBBC is interested in birds beyond the feeders, and even beyond the backyard.
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