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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
hummingbird
April 16, 2013
Amazing Memory
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Did you ever wonder how a hummingbird will show up in your yard and check out the hummingbird feeder or hanging nectar plant that was there last year but hasn’t been put out yet this year? How do the birds know? It’s almost like they remember the nectar-rich food source. It is amazing that a
Bluebird, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
March 22, 2013
Bluebird Alert!
By John Schaust, Chief Naturalist | Birds
It is hard to imagine, but the Wild Birds Unlimited corporate office sits in the middle of a fairly sterile suburban setting. It wasn’t always so. When WBU, Inc. moved into its current office space almost 20 years ago, the area surrounding it was mostly undeveloped fields, pasture and woodland. Prime bluebird habitat. But as
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
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