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Summer

  • Enjoy sparrows in your backyard.
    Summer

    Identify Your Native Sparrows

    When most people think about sparrows, the first one that comes to mind is the ever-present House Sparrow. These are the little guys you see in every McDonald’s parking lot, picking at stray French fries, nesting…

  • Bluebirds are a sign of spring!
    Summer

    Bluebirds — A Sign of Spring

    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…

  • This cardinal's about to take flight!
    Summer

    Sports Teams’ Bird Nicknames

    With the four major professional sports all on fans’ minds in some capacity – the championship series in both basketball and hockey, the third month of the regular season in baseball and the recent pre-training camp…

  • Attract bluebirds with the Duncraft Eastern Bluebird House!
    Summer

    Birdhouses in March

    March is here and already some of our winter birds are staking out territories and looking for mates. Soon, our migrant birds will be returning from their wintering grounds and getting ready for the hectic nesting…

  • Take care of your birds on Earth Day and every day!
    Summer

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, and began in 1970 after the senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, announced the idea of a nationwide day to teach awareness of the environment. Now Earth Day and Earth Week are…

  • The American Robin
    Birds Summer

    The American Robin

    The Great Backyard Bird Count of 2010, conducted each year by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, named the American Robin the top most-counted bird in the country. Easy to identify, the American Robin was named after…

  • Duncraft Nesting Material Hamper
    Summer

    Nesting Materials Attract Birds

    Putting up bird houses is a great way to bring nesting birds into your yard. And it helps the birds by providing nesting spots that are sometimes difficult for birds to find, especially if there is…

  • Attract birds to sing in your backyard!
    Summer

    Bring Sound into Your Yard

    I spent four years in Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal in India. One of the pleasures of living there was the excitement of watching & hearing birds in our yard. Two birds with really…

  • Enjoy birds in your backyard this spring!
    Summer

    Spring Migration

    One of the first signs that spring has finally arrived is the return of summer songbirds to our feeders and the sound of their singing. Compared to the slow process of fall migration, when birds gather…