Bluebirds — A sign of Spring

February 24, 2015

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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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

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

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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Penguin Awareness Day

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January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day to help raise awareness for an endangered species. Global warming has added many penguin species to the endangered list, which means that conservation is more important than ever. Since conservation is all about conversation, here’s a quote to help get the conversation started, “Penguins serve as marine sentinels because the health of their populations […]

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Three New Duncraft Exclusives

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Each Duncraft Exclusive starts when owner Mike Dunn says, “Hey, I have an idea.” The last few weeks have resulted in three excellent additions to our line of Duncraft Exclusives. Each product comes with a 100% guarantee for one year from the date of purchase because we want you and your birds to be happy. The stainless steel mesh design […]

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Favorite Picks for Fruit-Eating Birds (VIDEO)

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Birds will eat your leftovers. Even if the fruit is too old for you to eat, birds will enjoy the treat. The sugars give them much-needed energy throughout the year and the juices provide a soothing effect on their throats during migration. Fruit is such a rich nutrient source for birds, why don’t we serve more […]

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Ultimate Field Guide Word Scramble

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Research shows that word scrambles, crosswords, and puzzles that get you thinking are a good thing. Doing puzzles like these increases your braininess, while postponing dementia. While it’s important for birders to stay on top of their game, pun intended, it’s also useful to know which guides will help you the most when you’re in the […]

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12 New Year’s Birding Resolutions

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At Duncraft, we like to think of New Year’s resolutions as small steps toward improving ourselves as birders, while improving the lives of our birds. We believe that by working on one resolution a month you’ll be a better birder in no time. Serve a crumble Our crumbles are specially formulated to give birds energy when they […]

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