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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What Birds to Expect at Your Feeder This Winter - On the Canadian Prairies

What Birds to Expect at Your Feeder This Winter - On the Canadian Prairies

So you have followed all the backyard preparation steps and you are getting excited about what birds you will see at your feeders this winter. Who should you expect? Here are some of the usual suspects that we see at our feeders out here on the Canadian Prairies.

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How to Keep Bird Seed Fresh

How to Keep Bird Seed Fresh

We often get asked if it is possible to keep birdseed fresh for a longer period of time. While we typically suggest a bird seed shelf life of about 6 months, there are a few things that you can do in order to keep your birdseed fresh longer.

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Planting for the Birds

Planting for the Birds

With the May long weekend approaching, gardeners are chomping at the bit to get out and get plants in the ground if they haven't already started. If you are one of those gardeners and if you are still trying to decide on what to plant this year, we have a few suggestions for plants that will attract birds while beautifying your yard.

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Check Out Alberta Birds Facebook Group

Check Out Alberta Birds Facebook Group

One of the Facebook groups that I belong to is Alberta Birds. It is a wonderful group, full of very active members. Every day I get to see wonderful photographs of birds that people have seen in the wild or the backyard.

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Interesting Facts About Peanuts

While many of us faithfully buy peanuts for backyard bird feeding, have you ever stopped to wonder about where peanuts come from?

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