Browsing Tag

Heidi Babb

  • 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…

  • Shop the WSB Duncraft Eastern Bluebird House at duncraft.com.

    Best Place for a Bluebird House

    There are so many factors to consider when you’re looking for a new home–a safe neighborhood, easy access to shopping, and not too close to the neighbors. Bluebird house hunters are looking for the same qualities…

  • Shop bluebird houses and more at Duncraft.com

    Choosing a Bluebird House

    In nature, bluebirds choose to build their nests in cavities in dead trees. Pretty simple. Since we homeowners don’t leave too many dead trees standing in our yards, we’re lucky that bluebirds happily move into man-made bluebird…

  • Bluebirds are a sign of spring!

    Bluebirds — A Sign of Spring

    You may not be thinking about spring right now, but the bluebirds are! They have already started on their northern migration, and they’re looking around for prime real estate. Eastern Bluebirds normally start scouting out their nesting…