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...

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....

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...

January 6, 2018

We all love to watch birds.  We love their beauty and love their antics.  So, let me ask you this one…have you ever counted the birds that you see at your feeders?

Counted them, you ask?  You mean like 1, 2, 3?...

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