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Bird Watching, Birding, and Ornithology

Bird Watching, Birding, and Ornithology

Written by on April 9, 2014 in Bird Watching with 0 Comments

What’s the difference between a bird watcher, birding, birders, twitching and ornithology? A lot of terms, but do they mean the same thing? No, as a matter of fact, they are all quite different. They each represent a different level or approach to learning and studying birds. Bird watching is considered one of the most […]

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Care of Hummingbird Feeders

Care of Hummingbird Feeders

Written by on February 15, 2014 in Bird Houses & Feeders with 5 Comments

Many of us just love those charming hummingbirds that will inhabit our backyards. And we have hummingbird feeders set out. We love to watch and encourage them to stay so we can see them. Therefore providing food, referred to as nectar, is valuable to us and to them. If you don’t have enough flowers that […]

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The Blue Jay

The Blue Jay

Written by on December 25, 2013 in Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

A common bird to most of North America, Blue Jays are distinctive in that they have blue feathers on their back. The color can range from a rich lavender-blue to a pale soft blue. Their breast feathers are white and they have a strong black beak. Blue Jays belong to the Corvidae family, which also […]

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The Confusion Around Bird Day

The Confusion Around Bird Day

Written by on December 25, 2013 in Holidays & Celebrations with 0 Comments

We love to celebrate holidays, of all kinds, and that is true for our love of birds as well. But, there are several that sound the same. So what are they? May 4th is when we celebrate all kinds of birds, backyard birds, exotic birds, beloved birds, any kind. We also celebrate the joy of […]

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Showcasing a Beautiful Hummingbird Clock

Showcasing a Beautiful Hummingbird Clock

Written by on August 20, 2013 in Bird Home Decor, Featured Bird Gift with 2 Comments

When you want to bring your love of hummingbirds into the house, this beautiful wall clock is perfect. The hummingbird is showcased in flight against a beige textured background. Simple, yet charming. Easy Ways to Decorate Your Bird Loving Home When you want to show off your love of birds, adding little accessories and accents […]

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Get Your Bird Feeders Ready for Fall

Get Your Bird Feeders Ready for Fall

Written by on July 23, 2013 in Bird Houses & Feeders with 1 Comment

With the coming of September and the start of school, the cooler weather sets in and many of our backyard birds will start their Southern migration, but not all of them migrate. It’s time to start thinking about getting your bird feeders ready for Fall. Cleaning House The most important thing to do first is […]

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Common Grackle Backyard Bird

Common Grackle Backyard Bird

Written by on August 15, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 0 Comments

The Common Grackle is an interesting and fun bird to watch.  But, usually you will see many of these birds grouped together. You can recognize them easily by their iridescence head feathers that typically take on a purple or green color in the sunlight. These birds are very social with each other and will congregate […]

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Funny Bird Watchers T-Shirts

Funny Bird Watchers T-Shirts

Written by on August 1, 2012 in Bird Watching with 1 Comment

Yes, we all know bird watchers are a bit interesting. Well, I know I am anyway. And we have a great sense of humor about it, too. That’s why, when I found these funny bird watcher t-shirts, I just had to share them with you. These two are my favorites, but there are plenty more […]

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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Written by on July 18, 2012 in Bird Conservation, Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

The Eastern Bluebird is so named because it is found east of the Rockie Mountains in the U.S. and Canada. This is a small thrush song bird that likes to nest in protected cavities of trees. They commonly like old woodpecker cavities. Seems to be just the right size for them. During the spring and […]

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Our Backyard Birds Have a Friend in Steve Kaye

Our Backyard Birds Have a Friend in Steve Kaye

Written by on July 4, 2012 in Bird Conservation with 2 Comments

Meet Steve Kaye, a fabulous photographer, a talented writer, and best of all, a lover of birds. Steve has written much about birds and bird conservation. Included in his articles are his own photography of the birds in his world. Visit any of his bird articles and you will see why we call him a […]

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