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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.


Attracting Hummingbirds For Less

Save time and money when feeding and attracting hummingbirds with these simple tips and tricks.


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


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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


A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees

A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees


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


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Roland Jordahl

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Roland Jordahl


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...


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Saxon Holt

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Saxon Holt


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


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Marie Read

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Marie Read


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Kathy Adams Clark

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Kathy Adams Clark

Expert Bird Photography Tips

Expert Bird Photography Tips


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...


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Grow Sunflowers for Birdseed

This year, I decided that I would grow sunflowers and save them for feeding my feathered visitors during the winter.


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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


Use a Hawk Picture to Scare Birds Away from Windows

One way to prevent birds from hitting glass is to place a picture or silhouette on the window. Try this...

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Herbs for Hummingbirds

I was looking around my herb garden this week doing some planning which includes replacing some herb plants our Hummingbirds


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An Arizona Cardinal

A few weeks ago, I was driving through a community that is located on the outskirts of the Phoenix metro


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Attract Chickadees to Your Wildlife Garden

I began my journey to creating welcoming wildlife habitat gardens because of a very persistent Chickadee. I had just bought


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How to Get Your Bird Houses Ready for Spring

Spring is in the air…finally! After what feels like a long and very cold winter, it’s finally beginning to feel