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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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The Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal

Written by on June 20, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

Seeing bright red birds, especially against the setting of snow, is one of those sights that we all enjoy. The Northern Cardinal is a sub-species of these red birds that are found only in North America, from Canada through Mexico. Typically they are found on the mid-to-Eastern side of the continent. Cardinals belong to the […]

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The House Sparrow

The House Sparrow

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 1 Comment

Another of our common backyard birds is the House Sparrow. These are introduced birds and not native to our world, but have definitely become part of our world. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, “House Sparrows, with their capacity to live so intimately with us, are just beneficiaries of our own success.” So we […]

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Sounds of the Wild – Birds: Book Review

Sounds of the Wild – Birds: Book Review

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Featured Bird Gift with 0 Comments

When you start looking for books about birds for children, too many are geared for reading. We have found one that will touch the heart of every child no matter their age. Sounds of the Wild – Birds, is part of a series of sound books illustrated by Maurice Pledger. Mr. Pledger is an award-winning […]

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The House Wren

The House Wren

Written by on April 18, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

Considered one of the most common birds in all of the Americas, the House Wren is a song bird, small in size, but encompassing numerous subspecies. These subspecies are usually designated because of their locations. Like the Northern House Wren is typically found in North America, while the Southern House Wren is found in South […]

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Common Backyard Birds

Common Backyard Birds

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 2 Comments

One of the most common questions we get asked by those just starting to enjoy their backyard birds is which ones will we find. That’s an understandable question. When you aren’t used to looking for the differences, you will often not realize the variety of birds you have right in your own backyard. Birds common […]

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The American Robin

The American Robin

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Common Backyard Birds with 0 Comments

Probably the most common backyard bird you will see is the American Robin. Also called the Red-Breasted Robin, they are the traditional signal of Spring’s arrival. That’s because they are migratory birds. Robins don’t travel as far as some migratory birds, but they do move to warmer climates in the winter. Then leave the hot […]

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