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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
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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
May 3, 2013
Competitive Birding for Conservation
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
119 species in 2011 143 species in 2012 300 species in 2013? Team Wild Birds Unlimited is participating again in our local Audubon’s Birdathon. We found 119 species in a single day two years ago, 143 last year and hope to find close to 175 this year. Recently, a Birdathon team from the Cornell Lab
April 24, 2013
Inspire New Bird Watchers
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Events
While I have been accused of being a little dramatic at times, I believe that having the gift of birds and the beauty of nature as part of our daily life provides for a lifetime of inspiration and joy. Sharing your passion for birds with others can be a simple act, but it can have
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