Discover How To Turn Your Yard
Into a Home for Wild Birds!
Would you believe that just one person (or family) attracting wild birds with bird feeders and houses in their yard can
help bring nature back into balance?
This is possible because everything in nature is connected and important to the circle of life.
types of birds have lost their natural habitats to urban development.
Concrete and asphault now cover what used to be thriving bird habitats.
Studies have shown that loss of natural habitat has had a negative impact on bird populations.
So how can feeding birds help?
By feeding song birds in the winter, you increase their chances of survival. The more birds that live through the winter, the more birds there
are to breed in the spring. If you feed backyard birds in the spring,
when they are nesting, the parents can spend more time guarding their
nest instead of foraging for food. The better the baby birds are fed,
the higher their survival rate. Finally, the more young birds that
survive, the higher the total bird population.
If you are like me, just having a healthier bird population is enough.
There is actually another benefit to having a strong bird population - birds eat insects. If there are fewer insects, you won't have to use as many chemicals to control them. Using fewer chemicals
will have an immediate impact on the environment by helping to bring it
back into balance. Using fewer chemicals is healthier for you, your
children, your pets, your yard and the water supply. So as you can see,
supporting a wild bird habitat is not only fun, but it is important to the natural world around
Along with all this great information, we offer a full line of backyard birding and bird watching supplies in our store,
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We are excited to offer you several ways to share your stories about birding with us.
The Purple Martin is North America's largest swallow. This gorgeous swallow has a large head, broad chest, wide - pointed wings and a
During the summertime purple martins breed from Alberta to New
Brunswick, southward into central Texas and Florida. They may also be
observed in some locations near the Pacific Coast, and in areas of the
deserts and mountains of the southwestern United States and Mexico.
You may be surprised to learn that Purple Martins not only get all of their food while flying, they also get all of their water that way
too. They actually skim the surface of the water and scoop it up with their lower bills.
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