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Chickadee-dee-dee-Delightful

Chickadees are easily identified by their namesake call, “Chickadee-dee-dee.” They use this call in a variety of ways, including warning of predators. A report in Science indicated that Chickadees have a very sophisticated signaling system. A study at the University...

Decorate a Tree for the Birds This Holiday Season

Decorating a tree for wild birds and other wildlife is an activity the whole family can enjoy. While you are enjoying the many tasty treats that abound this holiday season, don’t forget to share some goodies with the birds. If you have a live-cut tree (not artificial)...

Juncos: Reliable Winter Visitors

Dark-eyed Juncos are often called Snowbirds, and many people believe their return from northern breeding grounds foretells winter’s cold, snowy weather. Even its white belly plumage and slate-colored back reminds one of a winter scene with its leaden sky above and...

Owls-Creatures of the Night

Owls-Creatures of the Night

That owls are “wise” may be a myth, unless you define “wise” as being accomplished in night hunting. With their hooked bills and sharp talons, they are similar to other birds that hunt, such as hawks and eagles, but there are striking differences that make owls the...

Would You Like To Get Started In Birdfeeding?

Would You Like To Get Started In Birdfeeding?

As winter approaches, now is a great time to start feeding birds. Frost will kill the insects and as the natural seeds are depleted, food will become harder to find. Once they discover a feeder that is reliably filled with birdseed, the birds will become regular...

Migration – Why Birds Take the Risk

Migration – Why Birds Take the Risk

During the fall, as the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to cool, millions of birds are preparing for the most hazardous journey of their lives. Long migrations are deadly for birds. It is estimated that about half of all migrating birds do not survive...

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