My name is Susan Kelly, and I am the owner of A Home For Wild Birds.com.
As a bird lover and enthusiast I live in British Columbia, Canada. My home is on a lake, in the Okanagan Valley; a valley that is a destination spot for birders. Some of the best birding in North America is here!
Hollywood has also discovered my area for bird watching! Parts of the movie The Big Year, a comedy about bird watching were filmed here!
Every May the Meadowlark Nature Festival is held in the area, offering over 90 events including bird watching, guided walks, bike rides and horseback rides, canoe trips, nature photography, starry nights and so much more. Meadowlark Festival.
Living on a lake has it's advantages. Some of the birds in my back yard include Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Herons, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Loons, Swans, Kingfishers, Mallard ducks and Hooded Mergansers. While not everyone can live on a lake, one of the best things you can do to encourage birds in your own back yard is to provide water for birds.
My front yard includes Meadowlarks, Ring-Necked Pheasants, Cedar Waxwings, California Quail and my favorite; Cassin's Finches that serenade me throughout the day.
I also live on a migratory flight route for many birds. These Sand Hill Cranes visited last fall on their way to Texas from the boreal forests of Canada. We counted over 100 of them! Twice a year, we hear the honking overhead of Canada Geese as they return from whence they came in their V-shaped flying form.
Bird holidays are often on my agenda as well. There are wonderful great places to go on our quest for more birds. My favorite to date, has been the Galapagos Islands. We recently visited Peru and the jungles of Bolivia. I added 50 species to my bird list.
This site is for bird lovers everywhere to share their love. Our motto is help and be helped.
If you have a question about birds in your back yard, let our community of birder lovers answer it for you here.
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