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  • Learn more about hummingbird migration!
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    Hummingbird Migration

    Should you leave a hummingbird feeder out for stragglers? Here’s what you need to know about hummingbird migration. It’s 5 a.m. You want to pick up a hot cup of coffee and some breakfast on your…

  • Learn more about the fascinating American Robin.
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    Robins in Winter

    If you live in the northern half of the U.S. it may take you by surprise to suddenly see a tree-full of robins in the midst of a frigid winter. The bird we associate with spring…

  • Learn where your goldfinches went.
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    My Goldfinches Disappeared

    We’ve gotten quite a few calls recently from anxious birders who are worried about a lack of goldfinches visiting their Nyjer seed feeders. After all, Nyjer seed makes up by far most of a goldfinch’s diet;…

  • Deter grackles and starlings with our Eco-Strong Upside Down Suet #3015.
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    Starlings & Grackles

    An onslaught of starlings and grackles can be very discouraging to the backyard bird feeding enthusiast. They eat us out of house and home and then, to make matters worse, they bully the smaller songbirds to…

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    Why Birds Fly into Windows

    Why is this cardinal flying into my window, car mirror or car bumper? Spring is here and once again, Duncraft is receiving lots of calls about a strange, but very common phenomenon–cardinals repeatedly flying into windows,…

  • Learn more about birds during the winter.
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    How Birds Cope in the Winter

    It’s a common question among backyard birders – where do the birds that don’t migrate south for the winter sleep during those frigid nights? Not only that, but how on earth do they manage to stay…

  • Encourage cardinals to nest nearby with a nesting shelf!
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    Nesting Shelves for Cardinals

    As wild birds’ habitat dwindles and becomes fragmented, more and more people are trying to provide a backyard oasis for them. Besides food and water, many people also have at least one, if not several bird…

  • Learn more about amazing Blue Jays!
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    About Blue Jays

    The beautiful Blue Jay is found in the central and eastern states and is a common bird at bird feeders—but just how common is the Blue Jay? An easily recognized bird with its gorgeous blue, black…

  • Learn how to make pinecone bird seed ornaments!
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    Homemade Bird Snack Recipes

    Making your own food for the birds can be a pleasant pastime spent alone in the kitchen, or accompanied by children, who love making food for the birds! Most people are familiar with tying strings to…

  • You can attract butterflies to your yard!
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    Butterflies, Bees and Ladybugs

    Imagine surveying your garden and seeing it alive with beautiful, fluttering butterflies, landing here and there, stretching their wings and showing off their amazing colors and patterns! And then looking closer, watching little ladybugs peacefully negotiating…