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 brief […]


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 […]


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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The New Duncraft Spring 2015 Catalog

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Our new spring catalog has shipped. We’re welcoming spring with products essential to any backyard birder and we’re excited about featuring even more of the best bird feeding solutions…only at Duncraft. Here’s a quick guide to which products are on which pages in the catalog. Happy Birding! IN THIS ISSUE Best Cardinal Feeder, turn to page 3 Feed […]

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Bluebirds — A Sign of Spring

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You may not be thinking about spring right now, but the bluebirds are! They have already started on their northern migration, and they’re looking around for prime real estate. Eastern Bluebirds normally start scouting out their nesting sites in February in the south, and they start looking in the north in March into April. Bluebirds normally […]

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My Wildlife Garden by Anne Myers

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Observing the activity of wildlife in my garden has become a favorite pastime of mine and provides constant pleasure and entertainment regardless of the season. Writing about it inspires special memories! On Mother’s Day last May I got up early and sat outside in my pajamas, cup of coffee in hand, reflecting on my little […]

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Persuading Birds to Try a New Feeder

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Birds are creatures of habit and once they have found a reliable feeding source, they usually do not go looking for a new one. Be patient – it can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of months to get birds to start visiting a new feeder. It can take longer for […]

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Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

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Give Mother Nature a valentine this year and show how much you care about birds by counting them for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 18th annual count is taking place February 13 through 16. Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more […]

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Two New Duncraft Exclusives

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Owner Mike Dunn has added several top of the line products to his original line of Duncraft Exclusives. Each house is made in the USA and delivers bird families with a safe place to live–for generations. Constructed from materials that last just as long with little to no maintenance required. This chickadee house will delight, since it’s based on our #1 […]

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