Category: Bird Feeding

Make Your Own Homemade Bird Feeders

Would you like to have bird feeders in your yard but don’t want to buy them? Here are some ideas for you to make your own homemade bird feeders. 1. Use an orange, lemon or lime citrus skin for a bird feeder. Don’t throw away your citrus skins. You can use these to make a …

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7 Fun Fall Bird Feeding Tips

Did you know that your backyard birds like to start gathering food for winter during the autumn months? If you don’t feed birds year round, fall is a great time to set up your bird feeding station. Birds like Blue Jays stash seeds just as chipmunks and squirrels do. Science has shown that they also …

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I Love to Listen to the Mockingbird

When my sister was young and still going to school, a mockingbird decided that the chimney on my parents’ house was just the high platform needed for practicing its broad list of tunes. The trouble was that my sister’s window was in close proximity to that chimney. At 6 am our intrepid mockingbird began to …

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3 Easy Steps to a Delightful Bird Seed Garden

Wild bird habitats have been shrinking rapidly, but it’s easy to help restore some of that essential area right in your own backyard. So let’s get started! 1. Make a Plan Decide on the size and shape of the area you will be planting. For a backdrop and built-in bird gathering area, a section or …

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Identifying Birds – Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is one of the world’s most stunning woodpeckers. Big, bold and beautiful, a sighting of this bird excites most all birders. In my part of the country we have a very strong and healthy population. This is due to the vast forest areas within the region that are required to …

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Attracting Mourning Doves to Bird Feeders – Which Feeder is Best?

Attracting Mourning Doves, sometimes called just Doves or Rock Pigeons, etc…, is an easy activity. Doves are year round residents throughout most of the US and summer in southern Canada as well. It is a popular bird found at most feeding stations, typically in small flocks. Getting doves to feed at a station is simple …

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Bird Feeders of Large Capacity – Selecting the Right One

We receive a substantial number of requests for bird feeders with large capacities of seed and for good reason. People now live very active lives and bird populations are at a healthy level. Feeders holding a lot of seed can last several days without refilling and have become very popular. Matter of fact, our best …

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Grease Balls for the Birds: Feeding Birds in Winter

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere then you will know by now that winter is only a stone’s throw away. That means freezing cold days and nights, ice, frost and in some cases lots of snow. Once winter does arrive and you are cosy and warm in the house do you ever consider the …

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Setting Up a Basic Backyard Bird Feeding Station

Wouldn’t it be fun to build a great place for your little feathered friends to eat, drink and be merry? It’s not hard to do, but it does require a time commitment: a weekend or so, depending upon how much of that weekend you can devote to this cool project, and some basic supplies and …

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Why Are Birds Not Using My Feeders?

You set up your feeding station hoping to attract all kinds of backyard birds. You spent time and money looking for and buying their favorite bird seeds, and still they have not come to your yard! What’s up with that? Or, you have been feeding birds all winter and all of a sudden they have …

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