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Pileated woodpecker visiting a backyard suet feeder by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Beau Liddell.

Feeder Friends: A Few Birds You’ll Want to Meet

2/5/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I remember my backyard growing up as a natural wonderland, flowers abuzz with bees, bugs under stones and squirrels chasing each other around. Yet, somehow, I don’t remember the birds! My fierce basketball games must have scared them away. I’ve made up …

Northern Cardinals by Laura Hedgecockk

Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

1/7/2015 // By Laura Tangley

As temperatures drop across much of the country, it’s time to put more thought into what your backyard birds are eating. Providing high-quality food during winter not only entices more birds to visit your yard, it also may help them …

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is …

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Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder: Think Like a Kid

1/21/2014 // By Carla Brown

Playing the free Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder app can teach you a lot about yourself – and the kids in your life.

The Five Best Ways to Celebrate Love A Tree Day: May 16th

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Yes there really is a Love a Tree Day, and National Wildlife Federation can help you celebrate! Love A Tree Day comes on May 16th, right in the middle of Garden for Wildlife Month, and wildlife gardeners everywhere know how …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

5/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide?

Gray Jay by Minette Layne

Bird of the Week: Gray Jay

2/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

For Beginners: Four Can’t-Miss Ways to Attract Birds to Your Yard or Deck

1/22/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Sometimes those who would like to attract birds to their home will ask if there are any special “tricks” to success other than putting out a bird feeder or bird bath. The quick answer is yes! Here are four proven ways …


Five Tips for Fun and Easy Backyard and Balcony Birding

1/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

People will sometimes put out a bird feeder and a bird bath and almost immediately see a variety of feathered friends arrive.  In time, many of these birds will seem familiar because of their color, size or distinctive shapes.  You …

Ten Simple Tips for Successful Winter Bird Feeding

12/22/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

If your community gets consistently cold (below freezing) in the winter or has extended periods of snow and ice on the ground, you may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right …

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