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Choosing the Right Type of Bird Feeder

Choosing the Right Type of Bird Feeder

It can be overwhelming to choose a new bird feeder. What style is best? How big should it be? How many feeding ports are needed? What capacity is ideal? Carefully considering your backyard birds and how you want to create a feeding station can help you choose the right type... Read More

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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How to Attract Redpolls

How to Attract Redpolls

The most noticeable distinction that redpolls show off is a bright red dab on the top of the head, thus the name redpoll (‘poll’ is an antiquated word for ‘head’). The ruby red crown is the easiest way to spot a redpoll in the yard and tell it apart from other finches. Body color, on the other hand, can vary among redpolls. For example, the Common Redpoll has brown body feathers with heavy streaking, while the Hoary Redpoll has whitish body feathers with minimal streaking.

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How to Attract Siskins

How to Attract Siskins

The Pine Siskin, also referred to by its Latin name of Spinus pinus, is a petite bird with subtle brown streaks and touches of yellow. Though often mistaken as a sparrow because of its modest markings, the Pine Siskin is actually a type of finch – which comes as no surprise when observing its playful behavior, body shape, and call notes.

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8 Helpful Hints for Attracting Finches

8 Helpful Hints for Attracting Finches

Finches can be finicky and sometimes they’re hesitant to visit bird feeders. These nine hints for how to attract finches will help you create a finch-friendly backyard bird feeding station they can’t resist.

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