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    Bluebird Houses for Bluebird Trails

    Protect the bluebird's nesting habitat by offering bluebird houses, safe from predators.

    Easy to Clean, Tried-and-True Bluebird Houses for Bluebird Trails Protect Nesting Bluebirds from Invasive Cavity Nesters with the Gilwood House’s Smaller Nesting Cavity, a Tried-and-True Bluebird House Design Originally Created by Field Expert Steve Gilbertson CONCORD, N.H. — Like many nesting birds, bluebirds are susceptible to losing their nesting box to larger, invasive cavity nesters, including House Sparrows and starlings. However, there are natural ways to discourage these unwelcome cavity nesters. According to Sialis.org, “Boxes should be properly designed (with…

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  • The Watch Tower protects bluebirds with a wide entrance, proven to deter invasive cavity nesters.
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    Start a Bluebird Trail

    “Nesting boxes are everywhere. Really, there are too many. But they are for bluebirds, and there can never be too many bluebirds.” — Shirl Brunell, I Hear Bluebirds CONCORD, N.H. — One person can make a…

  • Learn why ladybugs are a treasure to have in your backyard!
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    A Gardener’s Best Friends

    Ladybugs are found around the world, in nursery rhymes, folklore, toys, art and windowsills. They’re considered to be good luck charms, and gardeners know just how lucky they can be! Female ladybugs lay tiny eggs on…

  • Grackles are beautiful nuisances. Learn how to keep them off your bird feeders here.
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    Learn About Grackles

    You can’t deny that grackles are pretty birds, with their purplish blue iridescence and bright yellow eyes.  They are the largest of our native blackbirds, about the size of a Mourning Dove or Blue Jay. They eat just…

  • Attract the greatest variety of birds with a platform feeder! As shown, the Eco-Strong Platform Feeder #3005.
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    National Bird Feeding Month

    Offer Birds Fresh Water in a Heated Bath for Drinking and Preening to Keep Their Feathers Clean and Support Birds’ Fast Metabolisms with High-Energy Seed and Suet in Cold Weather Concord, NH — 02/24/2016 –National Bird…

  • Read about this eagle scout's project creating an Eastern Bluebird trail!
    Habitat

    Eagle Scout Project

    A few months ago we were contacted by an amazing young man with a well-developed plan for an Eagle Scout Project. We were delighted by the opportunity to participate in his project, and we hope you’ll enjoy…

  • Learn why birdbaths are a vital part of a bird's habitat in winter!
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    About Heated Birdbaths

    We’ve been getting a lot of calls about heated birdbaths not working. Once you receive your new heated birdbath, you may think it’s not working because it won’t turn on…yet the birdbath at this point is still indoors. This…

  • Learn why the Squirrel Buster Plus squirrel-proof bird feeder is in a league of its own!
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    Squirrel Buster Plus

    What does it really mean to be “the best” when it comes to squirrel-proof bird feeders? Is it defined by the number that are sold? The effectiveness at resisting squirrels? The versatility of how it can…