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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...

Passion for Purple… Martins

Passion for Purple… Martins

Long ago, native Americans hung up hollowed-out gourds to attract nesting Purple Martins. To­day, we erect apart­ments in the sky or groups of plastic gourds for the same purpose. And over time, these beautiful birds have developed a relation­ship with humans unlike...

Summer Sojourners: Baltimore Orioles

Summer Sojourners: Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles bring brilliant color and cheerful songs to our summers. The male is black, with an orange breast, tail and shoulders and has white on the wings. The female is pale olive green to brownish above, with a dull yellow to yellowish-orange below and two...

Bluebird Basics

Bluebird Basics

Bluebirds enchant us with their lovely colors and sweet songs. This may explain why we associate bluebirds with happiness, love, and spring. Poetry, prose, and lyrics extol the virtues of these warm weather visitors. East of the Rocky Mountains, the Eastern Bluebird...

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