Quick Facts

  • Man looking through binoculars in a bird watching hideout.

    Birdwatching by Lois W. Stern

    Birdwatching: What a fun, rewarding activity to share with your family and friends! It requires little in the way of advance preparation, and can be done so simply and spontaneously – right in the comfort of…

  • Learn more about the Western Tanager.

    The Western Tanager

    This beautiful, male Western Tanager would be easy to identify in the field, with it’s red face and striking black and yellow body. The female is a more yellow and gray and lacks the red face.…

  • Read this snippet about beloved Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

    The Red-bellied Woodpecker

    The Red-bellied Woodpecker has to be one of my favorite birds!  I have been lucky enough to have one at my feeders in the winter, even though New Hampshire is on the outskirts of this bird’s…

  • Learn fun facts about squirrels!

    Little Known Squirrel Facts

    Friend or foe, squirrels are very interesting creatures!  Here are some fun facts you may not know about our little backyard buddies! Did you know there are over 365 species of squirrels in the world? There are tree…

  • Learn more about the bird with personality, the mockingbird!

    The Bird with Personality

    If there’s one word that describes the Northern Mockingbird, it’s got to be “personality” — and mockingbirds have lots of it! Found all over the U.S., the mockingbird has a rather tentative relationship with some backyard birders.…

  • Learn fun facts about goldfinches!

    Goldfinches! Fun Facts

    Of all our backyard birds, the goldfinch is probably one of our favorites — simply because of their sweet personality and the male’s gorgeous, lemony color accented with black. Their color is so distinctive, they’re also…