Hummingbirds in Maryland

Hummingbirds – those tiny, beautiful little birds that buzz past your ear while gardening, momentarily make your heart jump as if it was a giant bee – are a welcome site (and even sound) to our backyards each summer. This little migrators fly thousands of miles each year to nest and raise babies each year … Read More

It’s Bird Migration Season!

Spring has sprung, which means it’s migration season in the bird world! During the migration season, birds in our area travel the Atlantic flyway between wintering and breeding grounds. Bird watchers can expect to see species they normally don’t see, such as this Indigo Bunting spotted in Carroll County, Maryland in late April. What a … Read More

The Secret to Attracting Goldfinches and Bluebirds

A simple change in seed, from straight Nyjer seed to Finch Feast seed, will GREATLY increase the number of “goldies” at your feeder. Couple the change in seed with the use of a Yellow Spiral Feeder, which has 1/8” round feeding ports versus typical “thistle slits”, and the numbers grow exponentially. As an added bonus, … Read More

“Birdy, it’s Cold Outside!” Tis’ the Season for Bird Houses in Maryland

I really can’t stay (But birdy, it’s cold outside) I’ve got to go away (But birdy, it’s cold outside) Okay, so maybe those aren’t the exact words to the classic Christmas song, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.” But our lyrics better illustrate our point. The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, and guess what? … Read More

Cleaning Bird Feeders

It’s that time of year again. No, not fall (although it is). It’s time to thoroughly clean your Bird Feeders. Yes, even your bird feeder needs cleaning from time to time. And fall is the perfect opportunity to do so, because this is the time of the year when birds are more interested in the … Read More

Birding Tips: Birdbaths attract more Birds than just Birdseed alone

The weather may be cooling and birds may soon begin to migrate south for the winter, but that doesn’t mean birding season is over. Migrating birds land in yards to rest, bath, fluff their feathers for added warmth and eat a healthy meal, giving homeowners the perfect opportunity to attract many different varieties of birds. … Read More

Hummingbird Season is here! Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard

They may have come a little later than normal, but Hummingbird Season is finally here! These tiny, swift-moving birds are a favorite of homeowners everywhere. And, if you play your cards right, you could attract these delightful birds to your yard! Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard Hummingbird Feeder: First and foremost, head to … Read More

Tips for Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard

As a homeowner, are you tired of seeing the same boring birds in your backyard each and every day? Do you want a little more variety? A little more color? Well, why not try and attract everyone’s favorite bird: the Bluebird? It is the bird that everyone wishes would visit their backyard and nest in … Read More

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