The Cranky Thrasher
Jun 24, 2017

The Cranky Thrasher

Curve-billed thrashers are common birds in the Sonoran Desert, and not shy. Tuscon resident and WBB contributor Carmen C. Christy spotted one in her yard last summer, and it was in a decidedly bad mood.
Eleven Exceptional Nest Builders
Jun 21, 2017

Eleven Exceptional Nest Builders

Not all nests are created equal. Some North American species construct their nests in a unique way. Check out the nests of killdeer, cliff swallows, Baltimore orioles, and more!
Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
Jun 14, 2017

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Want to make your own nectar for feeding hummingbirds? It's easy! All you need is the right proportion of sugar and water.
Tips for Backyard Nesting Season
Jun 7, 2017

Tips for Backyard Nesting Season

June is nesting time for many of our backyard birds. A favorite activity of backyard bird watchers during this season is to look and listen for begging nestlings and fledglings. During my four decades as a bird watcher I've learned a lot of valuable lessons. Two lessons that involve nesting birds seem worth sharing here.
Ask Birdsqatch: Feeder Marauders
May 31, 2017

Ask Birdsqatch: Feeder Marauders

Who would empty bird feeders during the night? Depending upon the installation and placement of the feeder, Birdsquatch has some likely suspects. WBB's tall, hairy, and slightly stinky columnist also shares a few tricks—the kind only a wild animal knows—to prevent nighttime bird feeder marauders.
Helping Injured Birds
May 24, 2017

Helping Injured Birds

Wondering what to do when you hear that sound of a bird hitting glass, and you look outside to see a stunned bird lying on the ground below one of your windows? Here's some advice from WBB editor Bill Thompson, III.
Weird Things to Feed Birds: Eggshells
May 17, 2017

Weird Things to Feed Birds: Eggshells

Looking for something new to offer your backyard birds? Try eggshells. Birds need calcium to produce eggs. They get it from their diet, and they don't store a lot in their bodies. If a laying female doesn't obtain enough calcium, she could experience decreased eggshell thickness, reduced clutch size, or even a lower hatching rate.
Birdsquatch: Bird Feeding and Housing
May 1, 2017

Birdsquatch: Bird Feeding and Housing

WBB's very own bigfoot, who knows what birds want more than any mere human, addresses housing and feeding: Is it OK to feed birds in the summer? And when is the right time to put out a birdhouse? Good timing on both answers, big guy!
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