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A Quick-Start Guide to Bird-Watching for Fun and Learning
Set out some seed and grab your field guide. Bird-watching is an easy, entertaining and educational activity for the whole family
"guide. Bird-watching is an easy, entertaining and educational activity for the whole... Bird-watching is a great hobby that increases patience and concentration, and inspires... need is a bird feeder and some quality seed. Here’s how to get started.... varieties of birds we have. The best thing about bird feeders? Anywhere birds gather,... about birds? My friend makes beautiful stained glass bird houses and bird feeders:..."
Bring on the Birds: Natural Habitat Ideas for Gardens of All Sizes
Provide nesting, watering and perching spots inspired by the Costa Rican jungle and watch the birds flock on over
"watch the birds flock on over... abundance of bird feeders. Instead, attempts are made to offer safe spaces where birds... amount of birds fluttering around in the treetops from dawn until dusk. We took many... for the birds. I was struck by the natural look of these habitats as opposed to an... for the birds, and design met function in a perfect dance. When creating a natural... rescue bird operations and found them charming and fascinating. Here are a few pointers..."
Keep Your Big Windows — and Save Birds Too
Reduce bird strikes on windows with everything from architectural solutions to a new high-tech glass from Germany
"educe bird strikes on windows with everything from architectural solutions to a new... bad for birds. Deaths of birds striking glass buildings is in the range of 100 million... attention on bird strikes is given to high-rises, relative to the paths of migratory birds... outside. Bird strikes happen primarily for three reasons: *Glass is reflective, particularly... migrating birds flying at night, especially at tall heights. This ideabook presents some..."
Great Design Plant: Red Bird-of-Paradise Soars With Color
Fiery bursts of red-orange flowers bring hot summer gardens to life, while this shrub's drought tolerance keeps the living easy
"of red bird-of-paradise, they literally stop in their tracks to stare at them. Orange-red... Red bird-of-paradise loves warm temperatures and lots of sun, making it perfect... small bird bath planted in the shady middle, it's truly is bird paradise! I believe... googled Bird of Paradise flower, and a true Bird of Paradise came up. If someone can... "Mexican Bird of Paradise" to prevent confusion with the Strelitzia (Hawaiian Bird of..."
Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries
Be kind to your fair feathered friends during lean food times by planting a shrub or tree loaded with nutritious snacks
"foods that birds have been dining on have become scarce. Many of us pick up the slack... feeding the birds, and they depend on our supplemental food to get them through lean times... foods birds can eat. Berries are usually full of sugar, and some are high in fat... calories birds need to keep their body temperatures up so they don’t freeze to death... living bird feeders don’t skimp on aesthetics; they are all attractive additions to..."
In Honor of Portlandia, Put a Bird on It!
"putting birds on things pokes fun at the ubiquity of birds in décor ("what a sad little... put a bird on it!"). But, admits Carrie Brownstein, the actress who plays Lisa, "I... stuff with birds on it. It's too hard not to!" It's true. Make fun of how pervasive... can put birds on things at home. (In case you missed out on the joke last year, see... Put-a-Bird-On-It- I'm fine with birds - except the black birds - they're very ominous..."
You Said It: ‘The Birds Will Thank You’ and More Houzz Quotables
"what is "bird friendly?" Birds (and all our wildlife) desperately need for us to plant... lot of birds because "Costa Ricans like birds" and "they provide habitat for them... attract birds, butterfiles and honey bees. A fire pit offers an intimate place to... so many birds in Costa Rica; what microclimates are, what species diversification is... more 'bird-friendly,' not teach me a micro-class in ornithology - and those ideas..."
Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’
"violent bird attacks, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) goes to the local school to fetch... trained birds and handlers on set. There were also many mechanical birds and fake birds... in The Birds. I'm glad it's in good hands. I was lucky to get a tour and some tea... with the birds, but then I got so into the story of the family, the town, the neighbors... movie. The Birds is still one of my favorites. I normally don't like horror films, but..."
8 Native Shrubs for Year-Round Bird Feeding
It’s not just about berries. These plants provide insects for birds and seasonal interest for gardeners
"insects for birds and seasonal interest for gardeners... adult birds fueled in fall and winter. Following is a list of eight native U.S. shrubs... that the birds love (not messy, because the birds do the cleanup) and wonderful bright/... butterflies/birds are happy. Fingers crossed! Thanks for a fine write up. very helpful... insects or birds, or be as adapted to local climate swings. Best to look at things like... have many bird feeders and have been adding native shrubs and plants to our property..."
Guest Picks: 20 Ways to Play Garden Host to Birds and Bees
Perch some of these houses and feeders around your garden, and watch pollinators and feathered friends flock in
"not the birds. The best things you can do for birds, bees, and other pollinators... don't feed birds in spring-summer-fall time, they have to do their job -eat mosquitoes... to make bird feeders as we did! We get plenty visitors on this sapota/mud apple/chickoo... for the birds! If something is on a fence, it's too easy for predators to get there... & baby birds! The responsible thing to do is read up on where to place feeders safely..."
Design Details: Outdoor Decor for the Birds
"predators, not birds. I love to give food to the birds, it makes me feel relaxed This I did... me this bird feeder for Mother's Day! I love how it can stick right down in a flower... makes bird houses and has made them super cute! In fact, he hung these two last night... get a bird house...well done! He sells them locally, but we may be able to figure... low cost bird feeder. It's made by Born in Sweden and is under $20. I have one on my..."
Bird Decor Brings Spring Home
"house with bird decor? From lamps, to wallpaper to fabric, our feathered friends are... I love birds too! http://twotulipstalking.blogspot.com/ I love adding birds to the... Chinoiserie, bird theme. Great examples of how birds can enliven interior spaces. Here's... Put. A. Bird. On. It. I love portland!... enhance a bird-inspired vignette. These little birds seem to be nesting on this wall... little bird to your walls with DIY felt cut-outs, vinyl decals or wallpaper. With..."
How to Help Your Town’s Beneficial Birds and Bugs
"for the birds. Leave them uncut until goldfinches and other birds benefit from the... this! Our bird and bug friends need our help! Pay it forward Fargo! omg tsudhonimh this... habitats. Birds and insects in the suburbs may have threatened habitats as well. Even... humming bird mix.... It is a mostly pine tree area that separates our condo complex... wonderful birds and pollinators. I enjoy sitting on the patio and watching everything..."
A Bird Photo Booth for Your Backyard
Catch a glimpse of nature's secret life or literally watch the grass grow. These cameras make it possible
"watch the birds at the feeders. The hummers are crazy right now! It's like a fighter... I am a bird watcher / lover. What an great idea and product! I got very excited about... naturalists/bird watchers can't make use of them! A pellet gun will get rid of the squirrel... Love bird watching! Where do you live? The cranes are beautiful!!!!! I live in central... Beautiful bird. We have turkey vultures in my part of the world who have red markings..."
Fly Away: Decorating with Bird Cages
"got a bird as a gift. A really fancy bird, apparently. Seems like the weirdest gift... decor, the bird houses are artistic. However, many people may not know that birds live... given a bird as a gift, so she went to this crazy used furniture/antique place, bought... Putting a bird in a cage is like putting a human alone in a closet -- for life. Thankfully... these are bird cages only for decor, but they evoke such a cruel image that perhaps should..."