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Nature Centered: A Podcast from Wild Birds Unlimited
Episode 13: Prepare Your Yard for Winter
October 29, 2020

Overview:
Winter is coming! In this episode, John and Brian discuss how you can make your yard bird friendly and what you can do to help the birds prepare for the upcoming colder months.

Resources:
Feeders

How to clean feeders: https://www.wbu.com/bird-feeder-care-cleaning/
Foundational feeders: https://www.wbu.com/foundational-bird-feeders/
Varied Thrush: https://www.wbu.com/birds/varied-thrushes/ 

Fats

Suet: https://www.wbu.com/products/suet/ 
Bark Butter: https://www.wbu.com/products/bark-butter/bark-butter/
Winter Finch Irruption: https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2020 

Water

Heated bird bath: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-baths-&-houses/bird-baths-&-water/wbu-20-heated-bird-bath-with-stand
Durable bird baths: https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-baths-&-houses/bird-baths-&-water 

Kids Activity

How to Winter-proof your bird house: https://nestwatch.org/connect/news/winter-proofing-your-birdhouse/  
Roost box plans: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/attract-birds-with-roost-boxes/ 

Certified Wildlife Habitat  

Planting native shrubs: https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/
Certify your yard: https://www.wbu.com/certify-your-yard/