Feeding Birds in the Fall by Myrna Pearman

Feeding Birds in the Fall by Myrna Pearman

November – a month typified by shorter daylight and dropping temperatures - is a great time to get started on a backyard bird feeing program. Not only will bird feeding stations help our avian neighbours survive the long cold winter ahead, but having wild birds within view is guaranteed to make a Canadian winter more interesting and inspiring.

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Why Blue Jays are the Quintessential Birds of Fall by Myrna Pearman

Why Blue Jays are the Quintessential Birds of Fall by Myrna Pearman

Blue Jays are the quintessential birds of fall. They are both vocal and visible at this time of year as they flock together, roaming the woods and descending on backyard bird feeders. Not only is their brilliant cerulean plumage dazzling against a backdrop of yellow and red fall colours, but their raucous chatter livens up our neighbourhoods.

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Introducing kids to the joy of backyard bird feeding

Introducing kids to the joy of backyard bird feeding

​It’s been a very unsettling time in everyone’s life for the past few weeks with the growing concerns of COVID-19. Being asked to self-isolate is difficult for many, but for parents the challenge becomes much more difficult when also asked to confine their kids. This article talks about how to introduce your children to the hobby of backyard bird feeding as a way to entertain them and to help them focus on the joy in nature around us.

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No Mess Solutions for Backyard Bird Feeding

No Mess Solutions for Backyard Bird Feeding

Love the birds but don’t love the mess that goes with them? Many backyard bird feeders stop feeding birds over the summer, choosing to focus instead on the perfect lawn and garden. However, there is a way to have your perfect lawn and your backyard birds too, if you make the correct bird food choices.

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Planting for the Birds

Planting for the Birds

Do you know that the plants you have in your backyard, will greatly influence the birds you attract to your backyard? In this article we explore which plants to select for maximum bird watching potential!

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How to attract Blue Jays to your backyard.

How to attract Blue Jays to your backyard.

I am seeing a lot of pictures of blue jays on the "Alberta Birds" Facebook page recently so I know that the jays are frequenting the feeders across the province.

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Keeping birds healthy and happy through hot summer days.

Keeping birds healthy and happy through hot summer days.

Hot summer days can be hard on wildlife including birds. Here are some tips to help your backyard birds survive the heat of summer.

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Improving Mental Health Through Experiencing Nature and Wild Birds

Improving Mental Health Through Experiencing Nature and Wild Birds

A study concludes that people living in neighborhoods with greater levels of vegetation and greater afternoon bird populations had less severe depression, anxiety, and stress.

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Which foods to use to attract woodpeckers to your backyard

Which foods to use to attract woodpeckers to your backyard

If you want to attract these showy birds to your backyard here is a very brief outline of some of the different types of bird food to consider.

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Getting Ready for Winter Bird Feeding

Getting Ready for Winter Bird Feeding

Now that winter is approaching, there are a few things that we have remember to do before the snow arrives.

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