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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!

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.

Safe Feeding Options For Wild Birds

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Feeding birds in the fall and winter months can be a great benefit to migrating birds as food supplies run low in winter weather. Keeping the birds safe from cats and other predators and helping them to avoid hitting your windows become higher priorities when there is less leaf cover. Making sure they have access to unfrozen water does too. Check out these tips for wintertime feeder placement, window collision avoidance and feed recommendations.

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.

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.

Best Locations for a Bird Feeder

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Finding the best spots for your bird feeders requires more consideration than you might think. This article includes recommendations on placement height, avoiding predators and other threats, preventing window collisions and how location can help limit squirrel feeding. Locate your feeders properly, and you'll have birds flocking to your backyard in no time.

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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