July 24, 2019

Even though it's summer we can still enjoy our feathered friends at our feeders.  While birds often decrease their feeder usage during the heat of summer, new bird parents will frequently bring juveniles to feeders t...

April 24, 2019

The Bluebird Shed has coordinated two backyard bird counts recently, and I would like to do more in the near future.

But this begs the question about why should we count our backyard birds at all?

It turns out that, ev...

November 26, 2018

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been taking place for over 100 years now.  But it has yet to reach Benton County here in Arkansas.  That's about to change.

This year, the inaugural Bella Vista/Bentonvi...

June 30, 2018

It's that time of year when it can really be difficult to ID some birds.  The reason is that fledglings (birds that have recently left the nest) often look very different from their parents.  So it is especially impo...

June 15, 2018

If you are wondering where your hummingbirds seem to have gone, fear not!  It's nothing you are doing.  In fact, most people are reporting only one or two hummingbirds in their yards right now.  I suspect this probab...

May 26, 2018

Nesting season is upon us!  The Bluebirds have been nesting for a couple of months and have already started their second brood.  House Finches are feeding nestlings.  Robins are sitting on eggs now.  Cardinals too....

April 7, 2018

Hummingbird feeders come in so many sizes, shapes, and types that it can be overwhelming when all you want to do is invite a little bird to your yard for a sip.  Hopefully, this post will help simplify things and mak...

March 23, 2018

So when do our hummingbirds come back?

According to www.hummingbirds.net, they have been sighted in central Arkansas and are making their way north. Of course, these are reports of the early birds, not movements en ma...

February 17, 2018

Until we opened the store, I didn't even know window feeders even existed.  I had never even thought about trying to attract birds up that close to the house.  Now, I wouldn't do without one.

These little babies...

January 22, 2018

It's hard to believe that last week it was nearly zero degrees outside and I am going to talk about Bluebird nesting already, but I am.  The Bella Vista Bluebird Society will start monitoring their own nest boxes in...

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