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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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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Summer Bird Feeding Tips

Summer Bird Feeding Tips

The weather is beautiful, and it’s the perfect time to sit outside and enjoy watching all the birds visiting your backyard. Don’t forget to keep your feeders filled during the summer months.

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How to Attract Finches to Your Yard This Spring

How to Attract Finches to Your Yard This Spring

Spring and summer are great times of the year for feeding finches. Goldfinches become a beautiful yellow in these months and house finches, purple finches and pine siskins are plentiful. So how do you attract these little birds to your feeders?

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The Ultimate Bird Food: Black Oil Sunflower Seed

The Ultimate Bird Food: Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Black oil sunflower is a much loved food source for wild birds. In fact, studies have shown that black oil sunflower is the top choice of most seed eating birds from chickadees to sparrows. So why is black oil sunflower so popular.

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Brrrrr... it's suddenly so cold out there! So glad I filled the bird feeders yesterday while it was still beautifully snowy but not frigidly cold.

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Get Ready for the Redpolls

Get Ready for the Redpolls

With winter approaching, we are starting to see birds migrating to their winter feeding grounds. That means that the redpolls hopefully will be showing up at my feeders later this fall.

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Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers are one of my favorite birds and I have a few of them frequenting my feeders at this time of year. Flickers are not as common as some of the other birds in your backyard, so I thought I would give you a bit of information on Northern Flickers and how to attract them.

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