“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., May 3, 2016 — One person can make a world of difference when caring for local bluebirds on a bluebird trail. What we call a […]

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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 the undersides of leaves, usually near aphid colonies. Once the larvae hatch, they can eat over 350 aphids during […]

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Cowbirds

Female cowbirds are a soft, pale brown or gray color.

  We recently heard from a customer who was concerned about cowbirds disrupting her nesting birds. So we put together an informative article to help you know what to look for, as well as a few tips on how to deter cowbirds, also known as brood parasites. Since this is a topic we come across once […]

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Grackles

Learn how to deter Common 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 about anything, including small fish, reptiles, amphibians, and crustaceans. In the winter their diet is mostly grain, but during the […]

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National Bird Feeding Month

Feed the birds during National Bird Feeding Month in February and help them survive the cold winter.

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 — 02/25/2016 — National Bird Feeding Month started on February 23, 1994 when Illinois representative John Porter read a new entry into the […]

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Attract Flickers

Learn how to attract gorgeous Northern Flickers!

Unlike other woodpeckers, Northern Flickers forage for food on the ground. Learn more here.

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Eagle Scout Project

Scott Nowaskey standing next to his completed Eagle Scout Project Bluebird Trail.

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 this account from our special guest blogger: My name is Scott Nowaskey and I am a Life Scout in Boy […]

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Heated Birdbaths

Birds, like this American Goldfinch, rely on heated birdbaths in winter for drinking water.

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 a friendly reminder of how thermostatically controlled birdbaths work, so you can rest assured your new heated bath is […]

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Squirrel Buster Plus

Attract cardinals all year-round with the Squirrel Buster Plus bird feeder!

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 be used? Or is it something else? However you choose to define it though, it’s clear the best feeder […]

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