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Where To Hang Hummingbird Feeders

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With their miniature size and unique ability to hover in mid-air, hummingbirds are fascinating to watch. Many people hang feeders to attract the tiny birds. While hummingbirds usually find backyard feeders without any trouble, some places in your yard are better to hang them than others.

Care and Maintenance of Hummingbird Feeders

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Summary: Once feeding hummingbirds becomes part of your backyard routine, it’s necessary to keep the feeders clean. Consider how difficult cleaning the various styles will be when choosing feeders for your yard. Clean feeders attract hummingbirds and ensure the sugar-water mix doesn’t grow mold and bacteria that could hurt them.

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!

Tips for Summer Bird Feeding

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You may have heard the myth that feeding birds in the summertime can be detrimental to wild birds because it causes them to avoid seeking their natural food sources and become dependent on feeders. However, birds search for food in a variety of places and typically receive no more than 25 percent of their daily food from feeders. Summer is a wonderful time for birders to enjoy the vibrant plumage of feathered friends, especially through the longer days.

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.

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.

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.

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