From helpful bird species profiles to expert tips on attracting birds to your yard – we have all the information you need to start birding.
How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes
Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet...
Seasonal Tips to Attract Birds
These simple seasonal tips will help you attract birds to your backyard.
Hummingbird Photography Secrets
Plant hummingbird flowers to draw them in, and hummingbird photography opportunities will abound!
Hummingbird Banding in Michigan
Hummingbird banding allows this Michigan birder to provide hummingbird information to others.
Five Fascinating Facts About… Fall Hummingbird Migration
It’s that bittersweet time of year when northern folks say goodbye to the hummingbirds they’ve watched all summer. It’s time
Jewell of a hummingbird
I think this Broad-billed Hummingbird is one of the most brilliantly colored birds that can be found in the United
Offer Safflower Seed at Bird Feeders to Deter Squirrels
Squirrels and bully birds may ignore safflower seed, but many beloved songbirds will still come to your feeders.
A Bird’s Nest Built On the Front Door
I am sure that you have heard or seen some strange places where birds have made their nests. Well, a
Killdeer Nest in Middle of a Busy Backyard
Last week, my sister was in the backyard of her small farm when a killdeer started squawking at her. This
Mealworms for Bluebird: when, how & do it safety
I noted in my last blog article that “mealworms are the best food to feed bluebirds” according to the Michigan
A Change of Name: Common Gallinule
Chances are good that if you’ve seen and identified this bird before, you know it as the Common Moorhen (Gallinula
Chimney Swifts: from babies to flight
This is a photo of a young Chimney Swift on it’s first flight after being released from my local wildlife
What is That Black Duck with the White Bill?
The American coot looks like a black duck with a white beak, but it's actually a member of the rail...
Where Do Your Hummingbirds Nest?
I have a couple of Anna’s hummingbirds that make their home year round near my home. Every day, I receive
Grow Sunflowers for Birdseed
This year, I decided that I would grow sunflowers and save them for feeding my feathered visitors during the winter.
Working for the Weekend: Birdbath Tips
Don’t have a birdbath? You probably should. Birds use them for drinking water as well as bathing to stay clean