Attracting and Feeding Orioles

How To Attract Orioles Most birds migrate at night, spending daytime hours to forage for food and rest. When they arrive at a location in the early morning hours these birds are cold, tired, and hungry. The first thing they will do is to locate a source of food. This is why timing is important when…

ATTRACTING BLUEBIRDS

As spring approaches, bluebirds will prepare to nest and explore their natural habitats in Nebraska and across the country. Three species of bluebirds are found in North America. The Eastern Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, and Western Bluebird. If you want to attract these beautiful ‘birds of happiness’ to your property, you should plan now to set…

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…

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…

THE 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….

SEVEN BASIC BACKYARD BIRD FEEDER SERIES

Dave of the Wild Bird Habitat Stores published a series about the 7 Basic Backyard Bird Feeders. These different types of bird feeders will help you attract the largest variety of birds to your backyard. Birds have different feeding characteristics, and each of these bird feeders are designed to attract specific groups of birds. And…