About Birding

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Birding is a recreational activity conducted to determine the identification, habits and habitats of birds. It is usually done with binoculars or spotting scopes or by the recognition of their calls during various times of the year. Often the nesting and feeding habits are observed and recorded as well as the migration paths and the appearance of rare or unusual visitors to certain regions of the country.

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Posted In Binocular Reviews on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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Posted In Bird Baths on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
There are three things you can do to attract birds to your house that appeal to the bird
Posted In Bird Baths on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
In order for any birdbath to be worth its salt, the easier it is to keep providing our feathered friends clean water year-round, the better.
Posted In Bird Baths on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
There are options to the traditional 2 piece concrete bird baths that eventually become stagnant, green and unsightly and have to be emptied and scrubbed clean what can seem constantly.
Posted In Bird Baths on Friday, June 22nd 2018
One constant consideration for the bird enthusiast is the risk of mosquitoes using the birdbath to breed and propagate their offspring in it.
Posted In Bird Baths on Friday, June 22nd 2018
One of the disadvantages to a concrete birdbath is its tendency to eventually crack and absorb water.
Posted In Bird Baths on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Solar birdbaths are man
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. Keeping them clean and full of birds not algae is a simple weekly or bi-weekly task that need not be more than 5 minutes work each time.
Posted In Bird Baths on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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A clay birdbath, especially one you make yourself can be a welcomed addition to any back yard.
Posted In Bird Blind Accessories on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
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Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
If you
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Suet is a long time bird food and will keep a wide variety of birds coming back for more.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Platform feeders are a universal way to supply a wide variety of bird foods that will appeal to an assortment of birds of all types
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Hopper style feeders allow for large quantities of seed and food for birds to be easily loaded into the station.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Owning a bird feeder that will withstand the elements for years might be a challenge.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Hummingbirds are specialized feeders preferring a colored sugar water type food simulating flower nectars.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Orioles are a difficult bird to attract to feeders as they prefer foods not usually found in a typical feeder.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Having the right feeder for the right bird is always critical for attracting them.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
The oldest method for feeding birds, aside from scattering the seeds on the ground, has been traditionally using bird feeders fashioned from wood.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Thistle seed is a preferred food for many birds.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Several species of birds crave nuts as part of their diet.
Posted In Bird Feeders on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Anyone who has witnessed for themselves the havoc a family or two of squirrels can mean for a bird feeder and the effort it takes to keep it full might want to consider a squirrel-proof feeder
Posted In Bird Feeders on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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The best way to appeal to the widest array of birds when it comes to feeders is to use a variety of foods and seeds to provide a little something for everyone.
Posted In Bird Houses on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Long before the ice melts away and the fields tinge green with new expectations it
Posted In Bird Houses on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
There are many ways to study birds. Observation plays a critical part in determining population numbers, breeding numbers, migratory or residency numbers
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Nesting boxes aren
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Few birds found around the backyard are as beneficial and fun to watch as the Purple Martin.
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
If you
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
There are many characteristics of the perfect birdhouse, much fewer if that house is designed for the perfect bird
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Birdhouses can be an appealing factor to birds as they seek places to establish residency for the year
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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Building a simple round birdhouse can take a few minutes with a few simple materials and can provide many houses that will last indefinitely.
Posted In Bird Houses on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Whether you build your own or buy them premade, wren houses are an open invitation to these cheerful, talkative and nervous little birds to make your backyard their home.
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Another inventive way to feed your birds is to scatter some alternative food sources around in squirrel-proof places or containers.
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Top 10 bird foods
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
A great idea for the kids and you to always do is to bake cookies.
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Birds use a part of their stomach referred to as the
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
recommended seeds for birds
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Making your own decorative feeding shapes is easy and a fun project for the kids to help out with
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
preferred seed and foods for birds
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Of all the ways to attract wild birds to your property, there is nothing as important as feeding them.
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Finches are a feisty and gregarious bunch.
Posted In Bird Seed and Feed on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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Posted In Bird Species on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
The blue jay is a familiar bird for the northeast outdoorsman and birder too.
Posted In Bird Species on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
A recent encounter with a bird that has me baffled as to its identification was a first-hand examination of the process of how to “observe” birds...
Posted In Bird Species on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Everyone is familiar with the sounds echoing through the woods of a woodpecker hammering on tree trunks and branches as they try to chisel their way...
Posted In Bird Species on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
The common Raven is the larger cousin to the crow that frequents the more northerly climes of North America
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Many song birds that are found in the northeast can be difficult to identify as subtle differences in size or coloration can be difficult to distinguish at times.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
As daylight dwindles out the window in front of my desk, I happened to look out and up the rain-filled clouds to see the unmistakable silhouette of a nighthawk...
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Ornithology was always sort of a hobby for me as my entire family has always fed, observed and made bird houses for our feathered friends.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Sometimes we tend to take birds for granted and fail to consider just how important they are, not only for what they contribute to our world, but also what they represent.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
No, there will be no little “talks” about where we came from in this article. I am guessing that for most that’s already been covered...
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Hummingbirds are as incredible to watch as they are amazing members of the bird world.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
There are many birds of the northeast that very well might fall into the “impressive” category such as the Bald Eagle, the Great Horned Owl or the statuesque Great Blue Heron.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
If you live almost anywhere in the country and many places in the city for that matter, the sounds of “caw, caw, caw…” are a common occurrence during almost any daylight hours.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
The Eastern Whip-poor-will is a mysterious and rarely seen bird of the night.
Posted In Bird Species on Friday, June 22nd 2018
For anyone who spends any amount of time on or near the water, the Great Blue Heron is a familiar sight that is immediately recognizable even at a distance.
Posted In Creating Nesting Sites on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Few birds command the skies as easily and effortlessly as the Purple Martin.
Posted In Creating Nesting Sites on Friday, June 22nd 2018
When it comes to survival techniques within the bird family, the nesting habits of each species is probably plays the most important of its success.
Posted In Creating Nesting Sites on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Birds have basic needs that, if focused on, can have them flocking to your doorstep, possibly even to set up residency there for years to come.
Posted In Favorite Bird Watching Locations on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Posted In Favorite Bird Watching Locations on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Some people think that “water birds” are limited to ducks and geese...
Posted In Favorite Bird Watching Locations on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
When it comes to raptors and other predators, we often overlook a sometimes not so obvious truth.
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Every year the list grows longer.
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
The nesting season for the Peregrine falcon on Pennsylvania was another successful one.
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
There is a mystique about owls that appeals to everyone.
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
The word “raptor” comes from the Latin word “rapere”
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
While drinking my coffee this morning I was able to see one of Nature’s examples of constant conflicts. I noticed a Coopers hawk, sometimes called the “chicken hawk” by many...
Posted In Feathered Friends in Trouble on Friday, June 22nd 2018
The raptors or “birds of prey” include four families of birds, hawks, falcons, owls and eagles.
Posted In Frequently Asked Questions on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
While a bird
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For the avid bird enthusiast there are several gifts that can be found to enhance and expand the incredible world of the songs and calls that birds make.
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Determining the species or family of birds you might be looking at or for can be a daunting task sometimes to say the least.
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
When it comes to observing birds you basically have two options. You can either go look for them, or you can take steps to get them to come to you.
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Birding is a fascinating way to see the interaction of birds within their communities as well as how they can affect our lives
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Birds can use a call, or a series of calls to express alarm or to get other birds of their species
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Identifying birds in the field can sometimes be a challenge. Rarely do they sit still until you can find them in a book or try to identify them listening to their song or call.
Posted In How to on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Bird watching can be a fascinating and introspective look into the world of birds that a lot of people seem to pass by in today
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
The Red-Tailed Hawk is one of the largest members of the hawk family and also one of the most common.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
While there are commercially available bird calls that can be purchased at various specialty shops...
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
There is an old saying,
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
With the advent of the Internet and all that it can be as a source of information and opportunity, even the world of bird calling has been affected.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Before you go assuming you have this article figured out as to its contents, consider this.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Birds basically have two different voices they use in their lives. Generally every species will have a call and at the same time, a song.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
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Swallows and swifts are familiar sights as they careen around the sky plucking insects out of mid-air with their superior flying skills and incredibly sharp eyes.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Bird calls can be a fascinating way to derive some insight into the world of the bird.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
One of the most recognizable calls in North America is the plaintive eerie cry of the Common Loon.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
While many take for granted our fine feathered friends, there are changes afoot at this time of year that sometimes seems to slip by unnoticed...
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
With a few exceptions, most notably the pelicans, storks and a few vultures, bird vocalizations play a critical part in their lives.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
When it comes to characteristics that can instantly identify a bird beyond a doubt, there are none that are as notable as its song or call, that is, to the trained ear.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
The secretive world of the Common Loon is filled with their plaintive calls that drift across the lakes and ponds of the north like some eerie proclamation of loneliness
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Birds are one of the 6 basic groups of animals on earth. It is estimated that there are some 9,700 species on earth today in a wide variety of environments and climes.
Posted In How to on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Few sounds in nature are as instantly recognized by most as the sounds of a flock of geese as they pass over head in their familiar V formations, sometimes numbering several hundred of more
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Lyme disease is a very serious affliction that is caused by the transmission of the B. burgdorferi bacterium by the common deer tick
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Lyme disease is a serious medical condition that is transmitted by the Black Legged Tick, also commonly known as the deer tick
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Humans aren
Posted In Lyme Disease on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Simple family outings in the woods, park, or even your own backyard can leave you vulnerable to picking up ticks.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Lyme disease is a potential threat to the lives of outdoor enthusiasts.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Friday, June 22nd 2018
Family outings are a great way to enjoy the out of doors together with picnics, hiking, cycling and a host of other activities.
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