Landscaping for Birds

The landscaping of ones yard has taken on a new name called “birdscaping”. Providing natural foods that ripen at various times of the year is a benefit for resident and migratory birds. And creating shelter provides nest sites, cover from winter storms, and a place to escape predators. Fall is an excellent time for planting…

Changing Seasons, Summer to Autumn

The days are getting shorter, nights becoming cooler, and the birds are getting restless. As we near the end of summer, the avian calendar is beginning to signal the approach of autumn. Many winter birds have begun to migrate. There have been dozens of reports of hummingbirds gorging themselves at the feeders. Shore birds scouring…

Bird Feeding 101

Backyard Bird Feeding 101 ! By: Dave Titterington The Wild Bird Habitat Store Autumn! A time of change. Winter will soon be settling in across the Central Great Plains and the signs are everywhere. Shorter daylight hours are changing the leaves from summer greens to autumn’s gold, red, and orange. The sweet aroma of a wood…

Changing Season Tips for Birders

• Some folks had hummingbirds show up the last week of July. Mine, as usual, didn’t appear in my yard until August 20th. There is still plenty of time to attract a hummer as they slowly filter through our area. Even the occasional straggler may stop by. • Grackles will be forming small flocks in…

Beyond the Bird Feeder 2

Beyond the Bird Feeder By the end of July we’ll be looking at the “dog days of summer”. But for many songbirds, by months end the thought of seasonal changes is stirring and there is a restlessness about them. For birds, the August sun will be setting earlier and by then the days will have…

Beyond the Bird Feeder

Temperatures have definitely been falling in the northern states and Central Great Plains as winter approaches. Even many southern states have experienced some cooler weather than normal. As the mercury drops it becomes increasingly more difficult for birds to find open water. In some areas a mid-day sun may melt enough snow to fulfill a…

Bird Migration

About Bird Migration Bird Migration One of the most amazing phenomena, if not the most amazing of all in the wildlife kingdom, is the migration of birds. Bird migration has fascinated humans since the beginning of history. It is not only mentioned in the bible, but was studied by ancient philosophers. While many questions have…

Bird Watching in Nebraska

Enjoy World-Class Bird Watching • Largest spring migration of Sandhill Cranes in the world, more than 500,000, with annual visits by the only wild population of the highly endangered Whooping Cranes numbering less than 200 individual birds. • More than 10 million waterfowl migrate through Nebraska annually with many species nesting within the state. This…