Is Jelly Safe for Birds?
Jun 20, 2018

Is Jelly Safe for Birds?

Orioles and many other birds enjoy jelly and jam—especially dark colors, such as grape and black raspberry. Jelly is a high-energy treat they welcome and enjoy as they return or take a break from migration. But, is there any risk in feeding jelly to birds?
Baltimore Oriole: A Backyard Beauty
Jun 13, 2018

Baltimore Oriole: A Backyard Beauty

For WBB Managing Editor Dawn Hewitt, the Baltimore oriole was the first bird that took her breath away. It was the first invisible bird that, once pointed out to her, caused her jaw to drop. It was the bird that gave her a clue that she was overlooking and missing out on spectacular beauty in the natural world.
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Dear Birdsquatch: How Do I Discourage House Wrens?
Jun 6, 2018

Dear Birdsquatch: How Do I Discourage House Wrens?

Dear Birdsquatch: Last spring a pair of house wrens took over a bluebird house in my backyard. I suspect them in the untimely demise of a clutch of Carolina chickadee eggs, which I found pierced and dropped below the nest box the chickadees were using. I've heard that house wrens are not good neighbors to other cavity nesting birds. Is this true? And if so, what can I do to discourage the house wrens?
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