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Home | Episode 42: Share the Joy of Birds

WBU Podcast

This is an exciting time of year! This season is not just about giving tangible gifts but spiritual gifts, too. In this episode, John and Brian are giving you some ideas and suggestions on how to share the joy of birds. As we head into the holiday season, there’s no better time to make memories with friends and family.  

Apps mentioned
Merlin – ID birds
Seek – ID flowers, trees, insects, reptiles, 
iNaturalist – ID nature and provide additional resources for ID help  

Books Mentioned 
Doug Tallamy – Nature’s Best Hope 
David Allen Sibley – What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why
Richard Crossley – The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
Richard Crossley – The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds
Jim Carpenter – The Joy of Bird Feeding   

Products Mentioned 
Seed cylinders characters https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-food/seed-characters
Hummingbird feeder https://order.wbu.com/shop/bird-feeders/hummingbird-feeders 

Kids 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 decorations: How 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