Backyard Birds

The Backyard Blues: May Your Blues Be Eastern Bluebirds

Prior to the 1930’s, the Eastern Bluebird was one of North Carolina’s most common songbirds. By 1979, bluebirds were declared rare and uncommon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Man’s activities and severe winters resulted in a 90% decline in bluebird populations. The continuing loss of natural nesting sites and other problems faced by […]

Excuse me…what did you say?

Have you noticed that the birds are singing a lot more lately now that Spring is here? Ever wondered what they are saying?  According to Sally Roth, author of The Backyard Bird Lover’s Ultimate How To Guide, there are  three distinct kinds of bird calls that everyone can learn. Dominance First is “dominance.” This is […]