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Choosing Binoculars for Bird Watching

Choosing Binoculars for Bird Watching

Written by on September 26, 2016 in Bird Watching, Bird Watching Equipment with 1 Comment

Choosing binoculars for bird watching in our backyards is a matter of understanding 4 factors. Taking each into account will help you make the right choice for your own bird watching needs. The factors are distance, size, weight and price. Each is explained more fully below to help you make a better decision. I’ve included […]

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Antique Style Pedestal Bird Baths

Antique Style Pedestal Bird Baths

Written by on September 10, 2016 in Bird Bath, Bird Home Decor, Featured Bird Gift with 2 Comments

Bird baths are an important feature to entice backyard birds to your own yard. These charming antique-style ones sit on a pedestal so they just need to be set into your yard. Plus, they add a lovely, yet simple look to your yard. It’s the joy of caring for those backyard birds while enhance your […]

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Bird Watcher Gift Ideas: Birding Mugs

Bird Watcher Gift Ideas: Birding Mugs

Written by on November 18, 2014 in Bird Watching, Featured Bird Gift, Holidays & Celebrations with 1 Comment

Anybody who loves birds will enjoy a great birdwatcher gift like one of these birding mugs. Most of us bird watchers are happy to show it off on our mug whether we are just novice amateurs, serious bird watchers or professionals. So a great gift idea or stocking stuffer is a fun mug just for […]

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Bird Watching Field Guides

Bird Watching Field Guides

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Bird Watching, Bird Watching Equipment, Featured Bird Gift with 4 Comments

A bird watching field guide is an important part of your equipment. Easily being able to recognize what birds you see will help every bird watcher. Whether you are enjoying your backyard birds or hiking through hills and valleys, you will see a wealth of our feathered friends. So make sure to have a good […]

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What are Song Birds?

What are Song Birds?

Written by on September 22, 2014 in Song Birds with 5 Comments

We have all heard the sounds of birds, some are chirps, but some have a variety of sounds. These are the song birds. They have vocal organs that have developed to create a diverse and sometimes elaborate collection of sounds. Song birds belong to the order of perching birds, called Passeriformes. They are often grouped […]

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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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Backyard Bird Drink Coasters

Backyard Bird Drink Coasters

Written by on March 30, 2014 in Bird Home Decor with 3 Comments

Enjoying our backyard birds can be more than just watching them outside. We can also use them as part of our home decor. Backyard bird drink coasters make a simple way to do this.  A useful and decorative item, a coaster makes a great gift for bird-loving friends and relatives, too. Backyard Bird Drink Coasters […]

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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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