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Bird Watching In Your Own Backyard
With a water source, a bird house and different types of bird feeders, you can turn your backyard into a birding oasis.
Choose a Replica Birdhouse that is Safe for Your Birds
An architectural replica birdhouse can be a nice addition to your backyard, and with careful consideration the replica birdhouse can be a safe shelter for your backyard birds.
A Heated Birdbath is a Good Feature for Winter Bird Watching
Keeping a supply of fresh, unfrozen water during winter months is possible with the addition of a heating element or an all in one heated birdbath.
Attracting Gold Finches to Your Backyard
How to attract finch and gold finches to your backyard using thistle wild bird feeders, nyjer seed and a bird bath.
Attracting Bluebirds to your Backyard
Attracting bluebirds requires a unique approach, including wild bird feed, bird house placement and a clean source of water.
Attracting Clingers to your Backyard
Woodpeckers, nuthatches, titimice and chickadees (also known as clingers) require the right wild bird food, bird feeders and clean water.
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Backyard
Attracting hummingbirds to your yard with feeders, nectar, plants and color.
Attracting Purple Martins to Your Backyard
Attracting purple martins is easy with a plan to bring Purple Martin scouts in and keep colonies coming back year after year.
Squirrel Proofing Your Bird Feeders
Squirrel proofing means keeping those destructive little critters from eating your seed and destroying your feeders.
Attracting Bats to Your Yard Can Be Beneficial
A short video showing how to keep bats in your yard and why attracting bats can be beneficial.
How Birds Use Songs & Sounds
How birds use songs and sounds for various types of communication in this free birding video
Using Tapes & CDs to Aid in Bird Identification
Learn techniques for using tapes and cds of recorded bird songs to aid in bird identification by ear in this free birding video
Birds That Say Their Names
Learn about various types of birds that say their name in their bird song in this free birding video
How to Choose Birding Binoculars & Their Cost
Learn how to choose birding binoculars for bird watching in this free bird watching video
Various Bird Nesting Boxes to Use for Backyard Birding
Learn about various bird nesting boxes to use for backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Birdwatching: Bird Feeders
Learn about various bird feeders to use for your backyard to begin backyard birding in this free bird watching video
Hawk Eye Nature Cam
A nature cam provides a unique view of an owl, swallow, chickadee or bluebird sitting on her eggs or feeding nestlings.
Bird Watching Guide - Audubon Bird Feeders
As there are different aspects to the feeders, you might want to check out Audubon bird feeders just to get an idea of what you can buy.
Backyard Bird Gardens And Conservation
Backyards and parks are important bird habitats with plantings and feeders providing an oasis of resources.
Natural Pest Bat Control
Bats hold a beneficial place in the ecosystem. Bat control is important and natural bat control is even better. Most species of bats found in North America are not harmful to people or animals and bats do help control insect pests like mosquitoes, eating many thousands on an average night.
Building Birdhouses And Nest Boxes For Cavity-Nesting Birds
Birds need protective cover just like we need the shelter of a house. With less natural habitat, it's becoming a challenge to find places to nest. By providing nesting boxes, platforms or birdhouses you can encourage birds to stay in your area year round.
Attract A Variety Of Bird Species With Sunflower Seed Bird Feeders
Bird watching and wild bird feeding is a fascinating and enjoyable pastime. Different species of birds have unique feeding habits and wild bird feed tastes. The variety of wild birds visiting your yard will be dictated by the types of feeders and feed you offer.
Choosing the right pair of Binoculars
Optics (monoculars & binoculars) are an important tool used to identify and observer birds. There are many things to consider when choosing optics for bird watching including magnification, light gathering capability, field of view, close focal distance, design, size and weight.
Choosing the Right Bird Food
Different birds are attracted by different kinds of seed, so try offering a variety in separate feeders. Just make sure that the seed is compatible with both the feeder and the birds you hope to attract. Check out the home-made recipes below for even more options.
Selecting a Bird Feeder
There are many different types of bird feeders, each uniquely designed to hold and dispense a particular seed or mix. Choosing more than one feeder will attract a variety of birds into your backyard.
Manage a backyard bird habitat
For many nature enthusiasts, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing wildlife right in your own backyard. Birds are often welcome outdoor visitors, and homeowners look for ways to entice birds to take up roost in their landscape.
Providing several different types of foods can be the first step to welcoming a variety of birds to your yard.
Picking a Bird Watching Field Guide
Learn how to pick a field guide for your needs in this free bird watching video.