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Home | Episode 23: Nesting Neighbors  

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In this episode, John and Brian will open your eyes to a whole new perspective of what it’s like to be a baby bird or the bird parents raising a family.  You will learn what to do and what not to do to help bring the next generation of birds to life in your backyard.

Birds mentioned
Great horned owlhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Horned_Owl
Carolina wrenhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Wren
Bluebirdhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Bluebird/
Chipping Sparrowhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chipping_Sparrow
Killdeerhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Killdeer
Bushtithttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bushtit
Redwinged Blackbirdhttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird
Fincheshttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/search/?q=finches#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=finches&gsc.page=1
Chickadeehttps://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Chickadee/ 

Nesting cycle 
https://nestwatch.org/learn/general-bird-nest-info/nesting-cycle/ 

Study mentioned 
https://nestwatch.org/connect/news/caterpillar-its-whats-for-dinner/ 

Attract Nesting Birds to Your Yard
NWF Certified Habitat program: wbu.com/certify-your-yard
NWF Native Plant Finder: nwf.org/nativeplantfinder
Audubon Native Plant Database: audubon.org/native-plants
Native Plant Nursery Directory: plantnative.org 

Find your local store to help: https://www.wbu.com/store-locator/

Dos and don’ts for nesting material: https://nestwatch.org/connect/news/providing-nesting-materials-dos-donts/  

What to do if you find a baby bird: https://www.wbu.com/found-a-bird/