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Heidi Babb

  • Grackles are beautiful nuisances. Learn how to keep them off your bird feeders here.

    Learn About Grackles

    You can’t deny that grackles are pretty birds, with their purplish blue iridescence and bright yellow eyes.  They are the largest of our native blackbirds, about the size of a Mourning Dove or Blue Jay. They eat just…

  • 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…

  • Discover new ways to care for your home flock of chickens with Duncraft products.

    Products for Your Home Flock

    Small backyard flocks of chicken and ducks are becoming more and more popular, even in urban areas. What’s not to love: great entertainment; a way to dispose of carrot peels and other kitchen scraps; and the big…

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

    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…

  • Stop Leaking Nectar

    Decorative, bottle-style nectar feeders are enchanting additions to our yards and gardens; many of them are truly works of art. Normally they work beautifully, but once in a while we’ll hear about problems with leaking. Besides…

  • Did you know? Wood Frogs sound like ducks.

    Invisible Ducks

    Years ago I was camping in the Adirondacks in mid-April. I had just started birding, so I was thrilled to hear large groups of ducks quacking away in the woods. So off I went, in pursuit…

  • Bobolink perched in the tall grass

    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…

  • Attract bluebirds!

    Attract Bluebirds

    Do bluebirds really bring happiness? If that’s true, here are some tips to bring more happiness to your backyard. By now we hope you’ve chosen and installed your new bluebird nest box. If you already have bluebirds, implementing one…

  • Shop the 2921 Eco-Friendly Bluebird House at duncraft.com.

    Bluebird House Maintenance

    So you have put up the perfect bluebird house. What’s next? Careful monitoring of your nestbox is one of the most important things you can do to help your bluebird family survive; it’s a dangerous world out…