Make Birth Baths Bird Friendly

Posted by Nancy on 7/24/2018 to All About Bird Feeders
Question:  I recently installed a birdbath.  The birds come in but don’t seem to bathe.  A few birds have tried it, but the birds come out of the bath looking terrible.  Do you have any idea what is happening?

Where should I hang my hummingbird feeders?

Posted by Nancy on 4/25/2018 to All About Bird Feeders
Where should I hang my hummingbird feeders?

We love talking about birds and helping others enjoy birds and birdwatching.  This is a question we are often asked by new wild bird enthusiasts.

Question:  Where should I hang my hummingbird feeders? 

Does Feeding Birds Make Them Dependent?

Posted by Tom on 1/31/2018 to All About Bird Feeders
We have often heard the comment "I don't feed birds because I travel and I don't want to make them dependent on our feeding."...For the longest time I really didn't have a good answer based on facts.  Now I do.  

February at the Bird Feeders

Posted by Nancy on 2/10/2016 to All About Bird Feeders
February is still deep winter in the northern United States and a time for maximum use of the bird feeders by winter residents and northern visitors.  In the south the sparrows and finches are still flocking to your feeders

Attracting Birds in January

Posted by Nancy on 1/20/2016 to All About Bird Feeders
January is a peak time in your bird feeding year.  Your bird feeders should be in full operation and you should be offering a number of different feeds.

Deterring Grackles at Your Bird Feeder

Posted by Nancy on 4/29/2015 to All About Bird Feeders
I would like to make some recommendations that may help you deter grackles coming to your feeders.  First, do not feed anything such as bread, table scraps or leftovers. Grackles will take advantage of any food source.  Also, don't allow bird seed to accumulate under the feeders.  I would suggest you use a high quality bird seed that does not have corn or milo as filler.  These seeds are a grackle magnet and not well liked by many of the species you want to attract.

How to Use Mealworms to Attract Birds

Posted by Nancy on 11/20/2013 to All About Bird Feeders
Question:  What are mealworms and why should I offer them at my bird feeders?  f you want to attract bluebirds, tanagers and warblers mealworms are a great way to go.  Many of the insectivorous birds that are not attracted to seed feeders will come to mealworm bird feeders.

Yellow-Rumped Warblers – Did You Know?

Posted by Nancy on 3/30/2013 to All About Bird Feeders
I knew warblers are berry and insect eaters, but saw you said that some warblers could be attracted to peanut butter, suet, oranges, raisins and mealworms.  Did I read this right?