Bird watchers and lovers of any level are in for a treat this week as Debbie and Laurie welcome bird expert Tony Lombardino to the show. Tony has a PhD in Neuroscience and studied how the brains of birds allowed them to sing and produce their songs in adulthood. He researched and studied […]
Bats! It may seem odd to honor an animal that is so widely despised, but as is often the case, the reputation of the bat says more about the folks who fear it than it does about the animal itself. One out of every 5 mammals is a bat! A long time ago, people used […]
By midsummer, birds have established their nesting territories and are busy raising their second or third batch of babies. We receive many calls this month about “injured” birds. In most cases, it is fledglings that have naturally left the nest or been pushed out of the nest by their bigger siblings. The best advice we can […]
You have probably noticed a lot of bird activity taking place in your backyard already. Listen and you will here the birds have begun their mating calls. You may also see them checking out the nest boxes, so it won’t be long until baby bird season is in full action! You can help protect them […]
Combine your love of the outdoors with late-winter birding! Invite your friends, family members and loved ones to join us Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 AM for a bird walk at Colonel Francis Beatty Park guided by Tony Lombardino.
Our pollinator garden-in-a-pot in front of Backyard Birds has gotten a lot of interest since we planted it. Each plant is native to this area and is beneficial to our pollinating animals such as birds, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, or other animals, or by the wind. Why Does Pollination Matter? Worldwide, roughly 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, […]
The Butterfly Highway is a statewide conservation initiative that aims to restore native pollinator habitats to areas impacted by urbanization, land use change and agriculture. From backyard pollinator “pit stops” to large-scale roadside habitat restoration, the project goal is to create a network of native flowering plants to support butterflies, bees, birds and other pollen […]
Even thought it’s still winter, there are signs that spring is coming! Take a look in your yard or go for a walk in a park or along a greenway and you’re likely to see signs that birds are thinking about finding nesting sites and making babies. I’ve seen bluebirds in and out of the […]
Who’s in your backyard? The more common birds in this area include Bluebirds, Wrens, Cardinals, Gold Finches, House Finches, Robins, Downey and Red Bellied Woodpeckers. Please share your pictures and stories with us on Facebook if you have a “not so common” bird in your backyard.
The abrupt arrival of freezing temperatures is a clear sign that the vibrant fall season has swiftly given way to winter’s chill. With this shift in seasons and weather, our avian companions are also undergoing a significant transition to cope with the cold days and nights ahead.