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Carolina Wren, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
March 15, 2013
Making a Difference in March
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Birds
Well, we finally had a real winter! After the past few incredibly mild winters, this year’s cold and snow has been a little rough to take. And usually by this time in March, signs of spring are busting out all over. Usually, but not this year! One of few hints of spring that is happening
House Wren singing on branch, , Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
March 4, 2013
Why Do Birds Sing So Early in the Morning?
By Paul E. Pickett, Chief Development Officer | Birds
You head to work early; it’s still dark and cold. It’s too dark and cold to make a logical reason to be up, and already you can hear them – those crazy birds aren’t just awake, they’re already whooping it up with their trills, melodies and crescendos. You are witnessing what is often called the
American Robin, , Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
February 8, 2013
Harbinger of Spring?
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
It has often been said that the first sign of an American Robin foraging on the lawn means spring is on the way. But is the robin still a harbinger of spring? Robins typically gather in flocks in autumn to migrate south to escape harsh winter weather. However, times seem to be changing. More and
Great Horned Owl, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
January 16, 2013
Touched by Owls
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Birds
I sometimes question my decision to live and work within the boundaries of a large city. The need for daily interaction with nature is inescapable for me, and that can be tough in a suburban setting. That is why I love this time of year when one of my most spine tingling interactions with nature
Cassin's finch female, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
January 10, 2013
Finch ID – Take a Closer Look
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Take a closer look at that finch on your feeder. Are you sure it’s what you thought? Distinguishing between House, Purple and Cassin’s Finches can be a bit tricky. But, there are clues to help make positive identifications much simpler. First of all, determine which finches are in your area. Click the bird names below
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