Finch and Family: Birds of A Feather

2018-03-02T12:51:56-04:00March 2nd, 2018|Birds, Newsletter Summary, Tips|

When you see a bird in your backyard, how do you know it’s a bird? Feathers, of course! Feathers are what keep a bird warm, feathers are what enable a bird to fly, feathers are how we tell one bird from another, and feathers are what make a bird—a bird. Seeing feathers, especially brightly colored [...]

Are you Ready for The Winter Blues?

2018-02-01T14:33:54-04:00January 31st, 2018|Birds, Newsletter Summary|

Bluebirds, that is!   For most of our backyard bird species feeding, nesting, and survival are pretty much the same as it was for their ancestors generations ago.   The story of the Eastern Bluebird is an exception to this rule. If you read the accounts of some of the earliest naturalists to enter Northeastern Ohio, the [...]

Planning For Winter Break?

2017-10-19T22:53:35-04:00October 19th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

Florida? The Carolinas? Mexico?  At this time of year, many of our migratory species are already winging their way to warmer climates, and many of our customers are probably having similar thoughts.  But, did you ever think about making the trek south to spend the winter in balmy Northeastern Ohio?  That's exactly what many of [...]

Squirreling It Away This Fall

2017-09-06T12:11:00-04:00September 6th, 2017|Birds, Newsletter Summary, Tips|

This post is an excerpt from our quarterly newsletter. Don't forget to sign up to receive this newsletter on our sign up page. It includes news and tips like this post as well as deals, coupons, and area activities! You can download the entire newsletter by clicking HERE Building a nest egg. Saving for a [...]

Striking Gold This Summer

2017-07-11T10:16:23-04:00July 11th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

By the first of July, all of the birds that nest in our area have already nested, and bird nesting season is drawing to a close. Right? Well, you might be right, IF you ignore birds like hummingbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, robins, and many of your other favorites that may have two or more [...]

Migration Sensation

2017-03-21T15:38:21-04:00March 21st, 2017|Birds, Tips|

Fall Migration- Exceptions to the Rule Insect and nectar eaters like hummingbirds, orioles, house wrens, warblers, tanagers, catbirds, and towhees fly south in fall. Seed eaters like cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, blue jays, and finches stay. The rules for migration are simple. Right? As a general rule, summer food preferences are reliable predictors of fall [...]

A Feather in your Nest?

2017-03-24T09:39:25-04:00March 20th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

If early March finds you longing for spring, you are not alone. Spring is not only the season that migrating birds return from their sojourns to more southerly regions, but it is also the start of nesting season for migrating and non-migrating birds as well. Even though most of our Ohio species will not begin [...]