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October 2, 2013
The Joy of Watching Birds and Birdwatchers!
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Partnerships
A few weeks ago it was my distinct honor to be one of the presenters and field trip leaders at the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie. For hundreds of bird watchers, this gathering is a highlight of their birding year as the weekend is chocked full
APS, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 27, 2013
What’s Wrong with My Bird Food?
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Don’t have birds coming to your feeders? Take heart! They are eating from the abundance of natural foods right now; but, they are still watching your feeders and occasionally coming in to grab a snack. Additionally, birds are currently choosing their winter territories. Access to feeders with quality foods not only provide a great snack
Cumminghams
September 20, 2013
Night Cruise
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
I recently returned from a cruise sailing seven nights up the coast of British Columbia and Alaska. What an amazing, breath-taking journey of scenery, wildlife and, of course, birds. There were plenty of creatures to spy from the ship and shore. However, one of the coolest things I experienced was during the overnight hours. I
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
Bird banding serves as an educational opportunity and a way for a father and daughter to bond over their interest in 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