Preparing for Changing Seasons

Have you ever wondered why when winter comes to Nebraska some birds migrate to warmer climates, many as far south as the tropical forests of South America?  Yet other birds choose to remain in the Central Great Plains where the days are short and the nights are long and bitterly cold? Why do some birds…

Bird Feed and Bird Feeder Guide by Bird Species

Birds Of The Backyard Wild Bird Feed & Bird Feeder Guide Selecting the right food for the right feeder for the right bird Published by the Wild Bird Habitat Store BIRDS FOOD PREFERENCE FEEDER Northern Cardinal Sunflower, safflower, Nutra Safflower, peanuts, insects, cracked corn, white millet, melon seeds, raisins. Ground, platform or hopper feeders, tube…

About Nyjer Thistle Seed

Did you just purchase a bag of Nyjer thistle seed but you’re not attracting any finch to your thistle feeder? Caution must be taken to assure the thistle seed you purchase is fresh or the finch you are trying to attract will reject it. Nyjer thistle seed is imported from Ethiopia and India. When it…

Look After Your Bird Baths

The easiest way to clean a birdbath is to ensure it doesn’t get dirty. While all birdbaths will eventually need to be cleaned, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the need for frequent cleanings. When refilling the birdbath, dump out the stagnant water instead of just adding more. Position the birdbath away…

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…

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….

About Wild Bird Feeds

When we shop for groceries we often find ourselves reading labels to see what ingredients are in our food. When we purchase food for our pets we read labels to assure we are buying a quality product that provides the nutrition they need to keep healthy. When we purchase wild bird feed for our backyard…

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…

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…