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September 21, 2016
Cashing in on Caching
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
It’s caching season and many birds are cashing in on the abundance of natural foods for a better chance at surviving the coming harsh weather. And they remember, very accurately, where they stash each morsel.           Chickadees Chickadees prefer to cache black oil sunflower seeds; often eating a small portion before
September 14, 2016
Birds Fly Out as Fall Rolls In
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
          Birds fly out as Fall rolls in–migration is a fascinating part of bird behavior. More than 300 bird species found in North America during the summer are making their way to Latin America and the Caribbean, some covering distances of nearly 7,000 miles. Besides the amount of daylight, it appears
September 9, 2016
Keeping Birds Healthy
By WBU Inc | Hobby
If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back – frequently. There are several things you can do in your yard to ensure the health of your
September 2, 2016
Making the Most of Late Summer
By WBU Inc | Birds, Hobby
          Though this month marks the beginning of the end of summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to help birds and maximize your backyard enjoyment. Hummingbird Migration Millions of hummingbirds are preparing to fly back to their winter ranges. Hummingbirds have been migrating between North and Central America for hundreds
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