American Tree Sparrows Under the Feeders
Feb 14, 2017

American Tree Sparrows Under the Feeders

Contributor Cathy Priebe admits that some of the little brown birds at her feeders are challenging for her to identify. But once she noticed the distinguishing features and behavior of the winter-only American tree sparrow, she was smitten.
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Peanuts Provide Protein
Jan 16, 2017

Peanuts Provide Protein

Peanuts are a vital part of a winter feeding program. They offer a great, high-protein boost to birds weary of cold weather, and help insect-eaters like wrens, woodpeckers, and sometimes even sapsuckers make it through a frigid period, or when ice or deep snow make foraging extra challenging.
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Winter Bird-feeding Tip: Offer Suet Dough in Moderation
Jan 9, 2017

Winter Bird-feeding Tip: Offer Suet Dough in Moderation

When winter weather comes we all want to do everything we can to provide for our backyard birds. High-energy foods such as suet dough are super attractive to a wide array of species. It can also attract creepers, bluebirds, and shy woodland species that do not normally visit our bird feeders. However, it's important that we don't over feed fatty foods because too much of a good thing can cause health problems for our beloved birds.
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