Establishing a Feeding Station
Jul 19, 2017

Establishing a Feeding Station

Whether you're just getting started in backyard bird feeding or looking to revisit your existing feeding program, this quick overview will help point you toward establishing a backyard cafe that's sure to be the talk of the neighborhood (among the birds, anyway).
A House Finch with Puffy Eyes is at My Birdfeeder. What Should I Do?
Jul 12, 2017

A House Finch with Puffy Eyes is at My Birdfeeder. What Should I Do?

Mycoplasmosis is an eye disease caused by a bacterium. House finches are most susceptible, but goldfinches and other feeder birds can be infected, also. Symptoms include swollen, crusty eyes. Birds eventually go blind, and, unable to find food, starve.
Natural Bird Feeding: What Do Birds Want?
Jul 5, 2017

Natural Bird Feeding: What Do Birds Want?

How would you like to feed birds in the very best way possible—in a way that is all natural, environmentally sustainable, inexpensive, and easy to do? Get out the garden gloves and the garden trowel and leave the bird feeders and seed alone for a minute. The very best way to feed birds is to offer them the kinds of foods they would find and consume in nature and that starts with offering bird-friendly plants.
Ask Birdsquatch: Hummingbird Houses
Jun 28, 2017

Ask Birdsquatch: Hummingbird Houses

Our hairiest and most secretive columnist tackles a question about hummingbird houses. Discover how you can encourage hummingbirds to move in to your backyard.
The Cranky Thrasher
Jun 24, 2017

The Cranky Thrasher

Curve-billed thrashers are common birds in the Sonoran Desert, and not shy. Tuscon resident and WBB contributor Carmen C. Christy spotted one in her yard last summer, and it was in a decidedly bad mood.
Eleven Exceptional Nest Builders
Jun 21, 2017

Eleven Exceptional Nest Builders

Not all nests are created equal. Some North American species construct their nests in a unique way. Check out the nests of killdeer, cliff swallows, Baltimore orioles, and more!