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?...

January 4, 2018

Many of you may remember this photo of Mitchell Pruitt holding a pair of Northern Saw-whet Owls.  The image appeared both at The Bluebird Shed and on this article forum.

To help support his research, The Bluebird Shed...

December 16, 2017

For those of us who love to feed birds, squirrels are often Enemy #1.  Moreover, everyone seems to have an opinion about how to deter squirrels from our feeders (or how it is impossible to do so).  As pesky, intellig...

December 1, 2017

A common question I receive at the store is "What can I do to attract Bluebirds to my yard?" One of the easiest methods at this time of year (winter) is to put out Bluebird Pudding.

Bluebird Pudding is a homemade mela...

November 24, 2017

Last week, I wrote about some bird feeding equipment that you might want to add to your Christmas wish list.  This week, I am going to follow that up with a dozen things to consider for decorating the inside and outs...

November 7, 2017

We all know about the bird feeding basics of food, water, and shelter.  However, what often goes overlooked is bird feeding equipment that will make our lives easier and/or better for the birds.  With the holidays co...

October 26, 2017

Ok, if Northern Saw-whet Owls aren't the cutest birds you've ever seen, then I can't imagine what would be. About the size of a large can of soup, they have to be the model for children's stuffed toys.

Saw-whets breed...

September 20, 2017

American Goldfinches are one of the jewels that frequent our bird feeders in Northwest Arkansas.  With their bright yellow color and black wings, they are easy to identify and make an impression on everyone who sees...

September 15, 2017

What is millet?  White Proso Millet is a small whitish to yellowish seed that used to be the type of seed that was simply called "bird seed" by the public.  Lately, it seems to have gotten a bad reputation as a seed...

September 1, 2017

I receive this question quite a bit.  The answer is "it depends".

Let's first back up and answer a related question: Will my hummingbird feeder prevent the hummers from migrating for the winter?  The answer to this is...

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