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…

All About Feeding Suet

Suet is rendered animal fat. The rendering of the animal fat kills bacteria preventing the suet from becoming rancid. This animal fat is what attracts the woodpeckers and other birds to the suet feeder. It’s a great supplement for birds that flourish on insects. Feeding birds suet was traditionally a way to provide a high…

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…

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…

Benefits of Bird Watching for Kids & Adults

Rachel Martin, a volunteer for an after school education program with a special group of kids, have been discussing different types of birds and the hobby of bird watching. In their research on the topic they located an article  that I want to pass along to others at the request of these students. Bird watching…

Why Do We Feed Birds—and Should We? A Q&A With the Experts

  Backyard bird feeding is the second most popular outdoor family activity in America, second only to gardening. And the activity of feeding birds continues to grow. So why do we feed birds?There are many reasons, but experts at the Cornell Bird Lab offer some insights into this topic.Read the entire article at Feeding Birds