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Habitat

  • 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 how to make a brush pile for your birds.
    Habitat

    Help Birds with a Brush Pile

    Here are some tips for you when cleaning up your yard for the last time this fall—don’t do it! Just kidding, but creating a pristine lawn with not a weed in sight doesn’t really help the…

  • Prairie Warbler sings its beautiful arching trill of a song.
    Bird Watching Birds Habitat

    Fall Migrating Warblers

    Warblers seem to play Hide-and-Seek Warblers are elusive little birds that are often unnoticed by the average birdwatcher. And they can be difficult to identify because they move so fast, flitting among the underbrush in dense woods.…

  • Bird Watching Habitat Press Releases

    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…

  • Birds Habitat

    Do Birds Mate for Life?

    We’re all familiar with the age-old tale of “the birds and the bees” – yet even though birds are included in this childhood allegory, they’re not exactly among the best exemplars of what we might deem…

  • Discover Plum Island, Massachusetts for the best birding around.
    Habitat

    National Wildlife Refuge

    Plum Island is an 8 mile long barrier island off the coast of Newburyport, Massachusetts. At the southern end is Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Located on the Atlantic Flyway, it’s a vital stopover for migrating…

  • Read one man's story about when his hummingbird didn't migrate.
    Habitat

    My Hummer Didn’t Migrate

    We recently received another email from a customer, “Mitch,” whose hummingbird hasn’t left his yard. Then another appeared. These are Anna’s hummingbirds and Mitch wanted to know how to keep them alive over the winter if…

  • Bird Watching Birds Habitat

    The Pileated Woodpecker

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology describes the Pileated Woodpecker as “nearly as large as a crow…”. Wow, if you’ve ever seen one of these birds, they look way bigger than a crow!  So, I had to…

  • Birds Habitat

    Roosting Boxes for Birds

    Roosting boxes are an important, all-season addition to backyard habitats–and something that’s easy to install in your yard.  Roosting boxes protect birds from frigid winter conditions, driving rain and windy nights by offering shelter that they…

  • Make a brush pile to provide shelter for birds all year.
    Habitat

    How to Create Shelter

    When most people think of shelter for the birds, we think of birdhouses in spring and perhaps roosting boxes in winter where birds can escape cold, windy nights. Birdhouses and roosting boxes are wonderful additions to…