3 Basic Needs of Backyard Birds

3 Basic Needs of Backyard Birds

Like every other created thing in the animal world, birds have three basic needs: food, water, and shelter. By providing these, we have a great opportunity to attract a wide variety of these beautiful winged creatures to our yards. Let’s start with the last, first, shelter. ADEQUATE SHELTER According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology…

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How to Choose a Bird Feeder

Today, there is such a marvelous selection of feeders available to those who love birds. Therefore, you may be asking: What kind of feeder should I use? Is there a difference? Do my feeder decisions influence what kind of birds will come to my yard? Those are great questions to ask, so let’s answer them…

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Birds Need More Calories in the Winter

“In much of North America, winter can be a difficult time for birds. The days are short, and nights are often cold and long. The natural food supply has been consumed or is hidden by snow. Most insects are dead or dormant. Water can be hard to find, and food needed to provide the energy…

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