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By Melissa Mayntz

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    • Bird House Dimensions Created: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn why size matters when you're building a bird house. Includes a table of proper measurements for backyard bird houses." itemprop="description">...
    • Eco-Strong Mesh Feeder Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Review of the Eco-Strong Mesh Feeder from Duncraft, a flock-friendly design ideal for the most popular backyard seeds.
    • Attracting Birds in Spring Created: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Tips for attracting backyard birds in the spring and encouraging them to stay nearby all year long.
    • Types of Ducks Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      List of the different types of duck categories with brief descriptions of what makes each one distinct. Examples of species are also given.
    • 20 Fun Facts About Flamingos Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      There may be only a few species of flamingos in the world, but there are lots of interesting trivia and facts about them! From size to feeding to behavior, these flamingo facts may surprise you."
    • 15 Fun Facts About Ducks Created: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Ducks may be some of the most familiar birds, but do you know your duck trivia?" itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Describes the diet and foraging behavior of wild turkeys, including tips for how to feed turkeys in the backyard." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Discussion of bird mating, including courtship behavior, the sexual anatomy of birds and how the act of copulation takes place. Includes tips to protect birds when you see them mating."
    • 25 Fun Facts About Hummingbirds Created: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
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    • How to Attract Owls Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Tips for attracting backyard owls by meeting their basic needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Discusses where birds go at night, including how birds sleep as well as night migration and night singing." itemprop="description"> Thursday, July 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are many free bird house plans available online, and this list of resources includes tips for choosing the right plan and a selection of bird houses available for different species."
    • Birdhouse Hole Sizes Created: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Preferred birdhouse hole diameter sizes for common backyard nesting birds. Includes tips for how to increase or decrease hole sizes." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Hummingbirds are some of the most coveted backyard birds, but what makes these birds so different from other common birds?" itemprop="description"> itemprop="des...
    • Birds That Eat Nyjer Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Thistle is a popular birdseed, but if you fill your feeders with it, what birds will you have visiting? Dozens of familiar birds will eat Nyjer seed." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Lilac-Breasted Roller Created: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Detailed bird profile of the lilac-breasted roller: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction, with conservation information and birding tips.
    • Best Spring Bird Foods Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Do you offer your birds the right foods in spring? Add these top spring bird foods to your backyard feeding station and you'll have more birds visiting in spring.
    • Volunteer Opportunities for Birders Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Learn how you can volunteer for birds, including how to be the best bird volunteer you can.
    • Common Kingfisher Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Detailed profile of the common kingfisher, including appearance and identification, range, habitat, feeding, behavior, reproduction and conservation.
    • Spring Birding Gear Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Choose the right equipment to make the most of all your spring birding.
    • Where to See Swans Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Do you know what habitats swans prefer, and where in the world to see every swan species? Learn how to find these amazing waterfowl.
    • Calcium for Birds Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Tips for offering calcium to nesting wild birds, including why you should have it at your feeders.
    • Red-Shouldered Hawk Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Detailed profile of the red-shouldered hawk, including identification tips, range, behavior, nesting, conservation and more.
    • How to Attract Wrens Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Tips for attracting different wrens to the backyard by meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.
    • Birding by Bike Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Tips for birding by bike, including how to prepare your bike, choose a birding route and stay safe while riding.
    • Phalacrocoracidae Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Defines the Phalacrocoracidae bird family, including what characteristics these birds share and examples of included species.
    • How Do Wild Birds Keep Warm in Winter? Created: Monday, January 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Birds have many physical and behavioral adaptations to keep warm in winter. Birders who understand what birds need to keep warm can help their backyard flocks survive the coldest weather."
    • 20 Fun Facts About Owls Created: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      How much do you really know about owls? These 20 fun trivia facts about owls may surprise you!" itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Review of "The Warbler Guide" (2013), the go-to comprehensive field guide and informational resource for North American warblers.
    • Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Review of Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch (2010), a brief but solidly informative guide to backyard birding.

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