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Molting Nuthatch, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 6, 2013
Missing Feathers
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Have you seen any feathers on the ground lately? Its molting season for many of the birds that visit our yards. Molting is the process of losing old feathers and growing fresh replacements. It’s not unusual to find a feather or two this time of year. Wing and tail feathers are often the easiest to
August 28, 2013
Bird Banding Fascination
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
“Daddy, you should become a bird bander so I can help.” Last weekend we attended the inaugural Young Birders Conference hosted by the Indiana Young Birder’s Club. My teenage daughter was interested in going and insisted on bringing me along. Of course, I was delighted to join her. The real highlight for both of us
June 14, 2013
Dad, The Great Provider
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Dads provide for us, care for us, teach us and guide us. In honor of Father’s Day and dads everywhere, including the bird world, here is some fun bird-Dad information. Have you ever seen birds kissing? Northern Cardinals and Western Scrub-Jays do this. The male feeds his mate seeds during courtship and it appears they
Ruby throated Hummingbirds-on-the-WBu-High-Perch Hummingbird Feeder
May 30, 2013
Essential Tips for Hummingbird Feeders
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Hummingbirds have returned to most regions in North America, check out the Journey North map. We wanted to share these helpful tips to frequently asked questions regarding hummingbirds. A special thank you to Rosann Kovalcik, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, for sharing her hummingbird expertise with everyone. How
May 22, 2013
Warbler Magic
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Birds
He must have had a strong premonition! A few weeks ago (May 3) my colleague Brian posted a blog entitled, “Competitive Birding for Conservation.” He wrote about Team WBU’s upcoming Birdathon with high hopes and expectations and he questioned if we could surpass a total of 150 birds. The reality is that we tallied exactly
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