Too Much Suet Dough?
Feb 21, 2018

Too Much Suet Dough?

Dear Birdsquatch: This winter I started feeding my bluebirds homemade suet dough. They really love it! But I recently read somewhere that too much suet can actually be bad for birds. Is this true?
Subtle Signs of Spring
Feb 14, 2018

Subtle Signs of Spring

Bird watchers who pay close attention to their feeders recognize the changing of the seasons by more than the need to flip a page on the calendar every 30 days or so. Birds have their own inexorable seasonal rhythms, and for many of us it takes no more than a glance at the crowd that has gathered on or under our bird feeders on any morning to recognize that change is under-way.
Nest Boxes and Roost Boxes
Feb 7, 2018

Nest Boxes and Roost Boxes

While cavity nesters often use nest boxes as shelter during the winter, they’re not ideal for keeping warm during frigid weather. Good nest boxes have ventilation and drainage holes at the bottom that let in cold air; they seldom provide perches; and the entrance hole is often at the top, allowing warm air to escape. Consider providing a winter songbird roosting box.