MIGRATION OF THE SANDHILL CRANES – A world class event

If the calls of the Sandhill Cranes, or the sound of flocks of Snow Geese overhead, send a tingle down your back and gives you goosebumps – then you have the onset of spring bird migration fever. Once you’ve witnessed the Sandhill Crane migration and heard those calls it will lure you back again and…

Platform Bird Feeders

Platform Bird Feeders Continuing Wild Bird Habitat Store’s series on the “7 Basic Backyard Bird Feeders” to attract the largest variety of birds to your yard, our third bird feeder of the series is one of my favorites, the platform bird feeder. Platform bird feeders, also called tray feeders, are excellent for attracting a large variety of…

Ground Bird Feeder

When I opened the Wild Bird Habitat Stores in 1993, there weren’t any commercially produced ground bird feeders on the market. At first, I just tossed wild bird feed on the ground for those birds that fed primarily on the ground. That included Mourning Doves, towhees, native sparrows, and juncos. Occasionally wood thrush and thrashers…

25th Great Backyard Bird Count

Become a citizen scientist on February 18 – 21, 2022 and count the birds during the 25th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count This FREE 4 day count is for all ages & all levels of birding experience. Its fun. Its easy. it’s for the birds! Official Great backyard Bird Count website birdcount.org It provides valuable…

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Due to frigid temperatures, birds need to consume more food on a daily basis in winter. They have little body fat to store the energy they need to keep warm and move about. And when the temperatures plummet into the single digits and below they are often only 36 hours from starvation. A high fat diet…

A HAWK IN MY BACKYARD

Published by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores Swoosh! Out of the corner of my eye a blur of feathers catapults across my backyard powered by stiff, rapid wing beats. Blue Jays immediately sound the alarm. Their calls alert all the birds that haven’t yet taken flight or headed for cover as they bolt for safety….