Decorative, bottle-style nectar feeders are enchanting additions to our yards and gardens; many of them are truly works of art. Normally they work beautifully, but once in a while we’ll hear about problems with leaking. Besides the obvious waste and sticky puddle, the spilled nectar can attract bees, wasps, and ants to your feeding area. […]

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. That’s right, it’s almost here. For a lot of people, hummingbirds are synonymous with happiness. The way their agile little bodies stay in constant motion is incredible. But let’s be honest, who wouldn’t smile every time they see a hummingbird? I know I do, but I can’t help it. […]

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Invisible Ducks

Years ago I was camping in the Adirondacks in mid-April. I had just started birding, so I was thrilled to hear large groups of ducks quacking away in the woods. So off I went, in pursuit of the ducks. I found the ponds . . . I found the quacking . . . but not […]

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The Bobolink Project

Take a walk in a sunny, open field in the northeast in mid-summer and if you’re very lucky, you might see a Bobolink. You really need that luck, because Bobolink populations have been declining for the past century, with a 75% decline just in the last 40 years. Whether you call them Bobolinks, white-winged blackbirds, butter […]

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Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard

Do bluebirds really bring happiness? If that’s true, here are some tips to bring more happiness to your backyard. By now we hope you’ve chosen and installed your new bluebird nest box. If you already have bluebirds, implementing one or more of the following suggestions will provide some extra support. If you’re still hoping to attract them, these […]

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Spring Catalog Arriving in Mailboxes This Week

Look for your new spring catalog this week, featuring a beautiful Painted Bunting. Our exclusive catalog features everything–from the best cardinal feeder to the best bird seed blends and more. We know what you’re up against as a backyard birder with weather that just won’t cooperate, which is why we carry the strongest hooks on the market that can hold your […]

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The Care and Maintenance of Bluebird Houses

So you have put up the perfect bluebird house. What’s next? Careful monitoring of your nestbox is one of the most important things you can do to help your bluebird family survive; it’s a dangerous world out there! Believe it or not, the bluebirds are very tolerant of us, as long as we keep the visits […]

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Duncraft Exclusives: Five New Window Feeders

Did you know? Window feeders are a safe, preventative solution for window strikes. Since the feeder is within two feet of the window, birds have a better understanding of the window and its reflection, so they are a lot less likely to think they can fly through there. Mike Dunn knows how important window feeders are to keep […]

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What’s the Best Place to Put a Bluebird House?

There are so many factors to consider when you’re looking for a new home–a safe neighborhood, easy access to shopping, and not too close to the neighbors. Bluebird house hunters are looking for the same qualities in their new homes, too. It’s tempting to mount a bluebird house on a tree. Birds nest in trees, […]

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How to Choose a Bluebird House

In nature, bluebirds choose to build their nests in cavities in dead trees. Pretty simple. Since we homeowners don’t leave too many dead trees standing in our yards, we’re lucky that bluebirds happily move into man-made bluebird houses. But how to choose? The array of bluebird houses available these days is amazing. They range from the […]

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