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Episode 20: Seven Simple Actions to Save the Song Birds
January 28, 2021

In this episode, John and Brian break down the seven simple actions that you can do to help save the song birds. They also break down the history of bird feeding, what has changed and where it’s going. Finally, we take some time to celebrate WBU’s 40th birthday! 


Foods mentioned:

Suet: https://www.wbu.com/products/suet/super-suet/ 

Bark butter bits: https://www.wbu.com/products/bark-butter/bark-butter-bits/ 

Studies mentioned:

50 million people feed birdshttps://www.fws.gov/wsfrprograms/subpages/nationalsurvey/nat_survey2016.pdf
(page 40-41) 

Birds have been in decline over 50 yearshttps://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/120 

Birds mentioned:

Bushtits: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bushtit 

Western Bluebird: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Bluebird/ 

Eastern Bluebird: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/eastern_bluebird 

Indigo Bunting: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Indigo_Bunting 

Painted Bunting: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/painted_bunting 

Bald Eagle: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bald_eagle 

Products Mentioned:

WBU EcoTough recycled plastic feeders https://www.wbu.com/products/ecotough/  

Bark Butter Foods https://www.wbu.com/products/bark-butter/bark-butter/  

Seven actions:

  1. Plant native plants: https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/
  2. Avoid pesticides https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/ 
  3.  Keeps cats indoorshttps://www.wbu.com/deter-critters/cats-danger-birds/ 
  4. Make windows saferhttps://www.wbu.com/window-strikes/ 
  5. Drink shade grown coffeehttps://www.audubon.org/news/how-choose-bird-friendly-coffee 
  6. Watching birdshttps://www.wbu.com/gbbc/ 
  7. Reduce Plasticshttps://www.wbu.com/products/ecotough/ 

 List of birds supported by bird friendly coffee farms https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/birds-supported-coffee-farms