Browsing Tag


  • Read about this eagle scout's project creating an Eastern Bluebird trail!

    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 more about the cute chickadee!
    Attract Birds

    Attract Chickadees

    Chickadees are cute, agile and friendly; however, the next time you hear a familiar “chick a dee dee dee,” listen closely because a chickadee’s call can tell you a lot. Biologists have discovered the more “dees” there…

  • There are six schools named either directly or indirectly after backyard birds.
    Quick Facts

    Sports Team Bird Nicknames

    There are 340 colleges and universities in the United States that are full-fledged member institutions of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the highest level of competition in college sports. One of the larger…

  • Enjoy your birds!

    Be Thankful for Your Birds

    As many of you know, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks to the things and people we are thankful for in our lives. While this may seem a rather large task to fit into one…

  • Start attracting birds with suet.
    Bird Feeding

    Attract Birds With Suet

    Birds are always eating to satisfy their constant demand for energy–and fat provides the most concentrated source of calories in a bird’s diet. That translates into energy for flying, keeping warm, nesting, raising young and foraging.…

  • Fun facts about squirrels!

    Squirrel Facts

    People watch and feed squirrels almost as much as they do the birds! Whether you think squirrels are adorable little fur balls or think of them as “tree rats,” squirrels are extremely interesting animals! Here are a…

  • Shop birdhouses and roosting pockets at

    Roosting Pockets Help Birds

    How do birds keep warm when it’s windy, rainy, cold or snowy? Birds use a lot of energy to keep warm under difficult conditions during the day and night. During the day, birds can constantly forage…

  • Birds migrating toward the end of summer.

    Fall Migration

    It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Already birds have been preparing for fall migration, when thousands of birds take to the air for their epic journeys to Mexico, Central and South America. For weeks…

  • Do birds predict the weather? Read more at the Duncraft Wild Bird Blog.
    Bird Watching

    Birds and Weather Predictions

    “Weather is always unrehearsed.” ― Marty Rubin Meteorology is no simple task. Meteorology is a notoriously tricky business, as anybody who has ever had to restrain themselves from cursing out the weatherman for yet another blown…

  • Easy ways to keep your birdbath and other bird items clean.
    Birds & Health

    Easy Ways to Clean

    I really hate cleaning, but I love my birds and I know that harmful bacteria can flourish in and around feeders, baths and houses. So I developed a simple cleaning routine for myself that just takes a…