How Orioles Weave Their Nests
Jun 19, 2019

How Orioles Weave Their Nests

If you're lucky enough to find an oriole nest in your backyard or neighborhood this year, you'll be looking at the culmination of several days' hard work on the part of these vibrant orange and black birds.
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The Differences Between Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings
Jun 12, 2019

The Differences Between Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings

If you're flipping through a field guide or browsing through a quick internet image search, it can be hard to tell the difference between North America's two waxwing species. They both have distinctive crests, black masks, bodies in shades of brown and gray, red-tipped secondaries, and yellow-tipped tailfeathers. However, if you look just a little bit closer, you can distinguish cedar waxwings from their bohemian cousins fairly easily.
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Plant a Bird Feeder
Jun 5, 2019

Plant a Bird Feeder

The word "sunflower" applies to about 70 species of Helianthus, and nearly all of them are native to various locations in North America. All varieties produce a central cluster of seeds. From mid-May to early June is a great time to plant these fast-growing beauties that will mature into nature's own bird feeder.
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Backyard Bird Courtship
May 29, 2019

Backyard Bird Courtship

Do birds fall in love? We don't know the answer to that, but many species form pair bonds that last through at least one breeding season. A few species mate for life, and a few species hook up only for the act of copulation. Regardless, it all starts with courtship. Singing and other vocalizations are a common and familiar way for male and female birds to make that special connection, but there are other ways birds catch the eye of that special someone.
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