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5 Ornament Crafts that are for the Birds

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You can help feed the birds in your neighborhood – it's not expensive and it can be a lot of fun. The bird experts at Southern States have five fun ornament crafts for the bird lovers in your family!

Wild Bird Feeder Record Keeping

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Do you have a bird feeder in your yard? Birdwatching is a great activity for family members of all ages. Make birdwatching a family event at your house and keep a wild bird journal to record all the different types of birds that visit your backyard feeder.

Switching To Suet For Winter Bird Feeding

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During the winter months, when the frost is about to hit and bugs start to die off, birds begin to look for other food sources that will fill them with proteins and fats. Seeds are an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients, but many lack the amount of fat and protein birds need to survive in the winter. That’s why many bird enthusiasts switch to suet feed during winter. Suet is also a wonderful option for birds with bills that are not meant for opening seeds. If you want to attract a variety of birds to your yard, then a suet mixture is the way to go. There are plenty of types to select from that you can order or you can make your own at home.

The Benefits of Birding

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Of course, birding is fun! The activity has millions of adherents the world over, yet the joys of birding are seemingly lost on people who have never been. Birding offers tons of benefits for people of all ages and abilities.

Birding – The Best Time To Go

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If you have a particular interest in the birds that come through your yard or that you see when you are out, birding might just be the right hobby for you. As of 2020, there are 15.23 million birding enthusiasts. Although they sound remarkably similar, birding and bird watching are not the same thing. Bird watching is exactly that, watching birds as they come and go.

Choosing a Bird Feeder

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Bird feeding can help benefit the local bird population and provide hours of enjoyment for homeowners. The first step in making your backyard a paradise for hungry birds is choosing the best type of feeder for you.

Teaching Kids About Wild Birds

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Birdwatching is great for children because it provides opportunities to be outdoors and instills an appreciation for science and nature that can last a lifetime. It is a hobby that all members of the family can enjoy. You can foster a love for wild birds by teaching your children about the types of birds that visit your backyard feeder.

Maintaining a bird feeder

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Bird feeders can benefit the local bird population, but without proper maintenance, they have the potential to do more harm than good. Cleanliness is key in preventing the spread of diseases. This article provides information on the best practices in bird feeder maintenance.

Types of Bird Seeds - Attracting Wild Birds

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If you've decided to start feeding birds at home, one of the first questions you may be asking is: “What should I feed them?”. The wide array of seeds, birdseed mixes and other choices can be bewildering. This article provides an overview of the many common feed types and what birds they attract. It's a good review for both beginning and veteran bird feeding enthusiasts.

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