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Choosing the Perfect Hummingbird Feeder

Choosing the Perfect Hummingbird Feeder

Feeding hummingbirds is a great joy for many birders throughout the spring and summer, but do you have the best feeder to welcome these flying jewels to your yard? Choosing the perfect hummingbird feeder requires careful consideration of the birds’ needs and how best to offer a safe, reliable feeding... Read More

Dealing with Bully Hummingbirds

Dealing with Bully Hummingbirds

A bully hummingbird can easily take over several feeders if they’re placed close together. Moving feeders to different areas of the yard will create several hubs for feeding activity that one bird can't patrol as easily. For the best results, place feeders on different sides of your yard or around corners where one bird can’t see both at the same time.

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5 Best Hummingbird Feeders

5 Best Hummingbird Feeders

It’s that time of year again! From early spring through late summer, backyard birders will be treated to the magical little zips, chirps and whirls of hummingbirds – that is, if they provide the goods! About 90% of hummingbird nutrition comes from nectar. A well-designed hummingbird nectar feeder optimizes the ability for these freaky-fast fliers to get the nutrition they need for the long journey ahead.

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What Birds Does Suet Attract?

What Birds Does Suet Attract?

Though there are many birds that eat suet, these can be shy species and can be a challenge to attract to the suet feeders. By first positioning suet feeders correctly within easy reach of a safe retreat for nervous birds, and away from the noisiest parts of the yard birds are more likely to feel comfortable at suet feeders. 

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The Best Place to Hang a Suet Feeder

The Best Place to Hang a Suet Feeder

Don’t hang a feeder too close to windows, however, or birds may collide dangerously with the glass. Instead, hang the feeder out in the yard where it is easily seen.

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Tips and Tricks to Identify a Bird

Have you ever struggled to identify a bird you've spotted? Discover a few simple tips and tricks that will make bird identification easier for any birdwatcher.

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Mountain bluebird

The World of Cavity-Nesting Birds

From woodpeckers to wrens, cavity-nesting birds can be interesting finds for backyard birdwatchers. Learn about these birds, which choose to nest in holes and crevices instead of building nests from twigs and scraps.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Birding

A Beginner’s Guide to Birding

Learn how to get started in the fascinating hobby of birding. From tech to technique, we'll show you how to begin your first birdwatching adventure.

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How to Make the Most Out of Fall Birding

How to Make the Most Out of Fall Birding

Fall is a spectacular season for birds, but it can also be a fleeting season as the days shorten, temperatures drop, and migrating birds move south. Make sure you don’t miss a moment of the season and its amazing birds. Why Fall Birding Is So Good After summer’s heat passes, autumn... Read More