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Episode 17: Birds and Holiday Traditions
December 17, 2020

Some countries have a beautiful tradition of encouraging kindness to birds during the holidays. One such belief is that if you spread birdseed outside your doorstep on Christmas morning, you will have good luck in the coming year. Listen as John and Brian explore different traditions from around the world that showcase our backyard friends.


Winter Finch Irruption Episode: https://www.wbu.com/podcast/episode-0014-welcome-winter-wanderers/ 

Crossbills: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red_Crossbill/overview  

Christmas Bird Count: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count 

Birdseed on your doorstep: https://www.birdsandblooms.com/birding/a-scandinavian-tradition-for-your-birds/  

Kid’s Activities  

Decorate a Tree for Your Birds: https://www.wbu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wbu-decorate-a-tree.pdf  

Decorate a Tree for the Birds video with birds feeding on the decorationsHow Cool is That! – Decorate a Tree  

Alicia and Josh Horsman, owners of the Wild Birds Unlimited in Scottsdale, AZ, share tips on how to decorate for the birds with pine cones and wreaths. Add some color, life and song to your yard by decorating for the birds