Browsing Tag

birds

  • The Birds are So Quiet

    The birds are so quiet right now. We’re approaching the end of summer and we keep getting calls from people wondering, Is it still okay to feed the birds, even though everything’s quiet and I’m not seeing…

  • Shop the 4504 Bluebird House Supreme today at duncraft.com.

    Birdhouse Infographic

    Please note, this article includes an infographic with information about “How to Choose a Birdhouse.” Scroll down to view the infographic.  Attract birds this nesting season When you’re choosing a birdhouse for your yard, there are…

  • Pileated Woodpecker at suet feeder Photo by 4cpus 4me on Unsplash.

    Homemade Suet with Nuts

    Today, we’re grateful to share Dianna Valadez Castillo’s homemade suet recipe. Dianna’s recipe has nuts, pecans in this case, and is great for attracting nut-eating birds. Woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches all love eating nuts!  When asked about making…

  • Cardinal starting to molt, while finishing up nesting season.

    Birds with Missing Feathers

    “Has there been anything said about some birds missing feathers around their necks?” our Facebook fan Christy Librock Hibsch asked at the end of summer. “I have a blue jay and a starling that have bare…

  • Provide food, water and shelter for molting birds.

    What are “Molting” Birds?

    Birds molt all their feathers at least once a year. “As the seasons change, so do birds’ feathers,” according to Audubon. “One of the most defining features of a bird is its plumage. But as complex and capable as…

  • Shop the 4306 Eco-Jelly Oriole Feeder at duncraft.com.

    On Feeding Grape Jelly

    When orioles return from the tropics in the springtime, offer grape jelly as a sweet treat to provide them with high-energy for building their nest and preparing for breeding season—jelly is essential when the insects and…

  • Protect your birds from predators with predator guards and proper placement.

    Protection From Predators

    As humans, we don’t have to worry about being attacked by an animal higher up the food chain when we hang around outside or eat. Backyard birds, meanwhile, constantly have to worry about animals that prey…

  • Mike Dunn, owner of Duncraft, with his original birdhouses.

    Celebrating 65 Years of Birds

    Celebrating 65 Years of Birding Fun at Duncraft! For 65 years, Duncraft has shared the joy of birds with bird enthusiasts of all ages. We’ve been fortunate to help people like you attract birds for the…

  • Squirrel Proof Yellowstone Feeding Station QYS0F08 at Duncraft.com

    Custom Feeding Station

    How to Make a Bird Feeding Station that Rocks! Whether you want to customize your own bird feeding station or improve the one you already have, we’re offering a few tips to help you on your…