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Annoy them as much as they do you
I consider starlings to be the rodent of the bird world. They take over my feeders, eat everything in sight, and chase the other birds away. Starlings are big, obnoxious, and aren't even...
Smart phones with birding apps are becoming a standard tool for bird watchers
When you’re looking for a birding app for your smart phone, ‘Angry Birds’ doesn’t count. There are dozens of interactive and informational bird watching apps for people who...
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" "Feed the birds, tuppence a bag. Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag. Feed the birds," As sung by Mary Poppins. You can use these ideas to bring the birds to your acreage if you don...
Winter is a tough season for birds. There will be more survivors to greet spring if we help our feathered friends.
It’s tough to pull worms out of frozen soil, or find bugs that have gone into hiding and are off the menu. The fruit trees are barren and the nuts have either been collected or eaten. That...
Choosing the right bird feeder is key to your success.
If you want to attract birds to your window this winter make sure you have the right feeder and the correct bird food. Food and water are needed for maximum benefit to the birds. CLICK ON OUR...
What sounds like several different species of birds in your trees might only be one
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's the case, mockingbirds are gaining a lot of friends. Keith Arnold is a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University. He says...
Close observation of bird behaviors and characteristics can help you pinpoint the species
Radio interview source: Steve Dinsmore, Avian Ecologist, Iowa State University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Most of us are used to seeing the regular birds that visit the yard such...
The only birds in the coop should be yours
Radio interview source: Jesse Lyons, Extension Poultry Specialist, University of Missouri   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Sometimes the chicken coop will become a favorite hangout for...
Follow these tips to keep birds coming back to your place.
House sparrows are often called flying rats because they compete for nesting and feeding sites of other birds. It's hard to eliminate them, but you can take steps to reduce their numbers.
Radio interview source: Bill Thompson, Bird Expert Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Finches, cardinals, and woodpeckers are pesky birds, but are often more...