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Archives for Rob Ripma
Rob Ripma, a lifelong Indiana resident, has traveled and birded extensively throughout the Americas.
Keep Feeders Up for Late Migrating Fall Hummingbirds
It's the time of year when people start to thing about taking their feeders down for their hummingbirds. But, don't take them down quite yet!
Top 5 Birding Hotspots for Fall Migration
What Causes Birds to Start to Migrate
Why Do Some Birds Migrate While Others Don’t?
What Causes Birds Beaks to be Different?
Hummingbirds of Southeast Arizona
Keeping House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Boxes
One of the most frustrating problems when taking care of bluebird boxes is trying to...
What Should We Really Be Feeding Ducks
Although many people feed bread to ducks, there are other much more nutritious options that...
What to Look for When Identifying a Bird
One big challenge when people start birding is to know what they really need to...
What to Do If You Find a Nestling or Fledgling
This is the time of year when we get many questions about what to do...
Birding Hotspots: Maine Birding Trail
If you're looking for new birding hotspots to explore this summer, check out the Maine...
Tips to Keep Your Hummingbirds Happy this Summer
Follow these tips to keep your hummingbirds happy, well-fed, and visiting your feeders frequently during...
When Will My House Wrens Return?
Although not as flashy as an oriole or hummingbird, many people are excited to see...
How to Stop Window Strikes during Spring Migration
It's never good to find beautiful birds that have died due to window strikes in...
Early Spring is a Great Time to Look for Ducks
One of my favorite parts of the early spring is heading out to took for...
Best Books about Birds
These are some of my favorite books about birds that I can read over and...
Top Birding Hotspots to Escape the Winter Months
Many of us that live in the northern US look for any excuse to escape...
Top Tips for Winter Bird Feeding
Cold weather and lots of snow can be very tough on birds but you can...
Best Suet Feeders for this Winter
Temperatures throughout most of the US don't feel like it, but winter will be upon...
Best Birding Hotspots in South Texas
With the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival going on, I'm highlighting some of the best...
ID Tips for Fall Blackpoll and Bay-breasted Warblers
Fall warblers can be very confusing especially when you see species that look so similar...
Which Bluebird am I Seeing?
Depending upon where you are in the US, there are three different bluebird species that...
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Identifying Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks
One of the very common backyard identification challenges is trying to decide whether you're seeing...
Stopping Window Strikes at Home
We know sometimes birds hit windows and it's much worse during migration but there are...
Identifing Swallows in the Eastern US
Here's how you can identify the six wide ranging swallows that can be seen in...
Top 5 Birding Hotspots in Southeast Arizona
This is Rob's list of the best birding hotspots in Southeast Arizona from the remote...
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