Many gardeners are bird lovers and for good reason! Birds are important predators of insects that damage our gardens during the growing season. They also provide us with beauty and amusement during the cold winter as they flock to our bird feeders. Birding as a hobby currently ranks second only to gardening as America’s favorite […]
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 […]
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.
Become the host with the most during the fall and spring seasons to attract more birds in your backyard! Just as birds adjust their behaviors as the seasons change, you too must adjust how you interact with birds if you want to enjoy the diversity of avian life.
July is an exciting time for bird watching! There should be plenty of juvenile birds to stretch your identification skills and lots of activity as parents help their young to find food and escape predators. Different types of feeders will attract different varieties of birds to your backyard. Here are some examples of birds you will […]
Our customers have been calling in and asking, “Where are all of the birds?” Birds routinely change their feeding behavior. Temperature, weather, time of year, and time of day all influence feeding habits. In mild weather, when wild food is plentiful, birds will use your feeder less. When they are under more pressure to find […]
Fall will bring some interesting bird sightings, including the return of the junco. To make your yard more appealing, increase the amount of millet you already feed or add a little white millet for lots of ground-feeders. Red Millet Millet comes in two types, the red and white varieties. Birds seem to favor the white […]