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Backyard Birding

Want to help the wildlife in your area and be entertained daily, certify your yard as a wildlife habitat. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will certify your yard as a wildlife habitat. The...

 

Winter Feeding

Not all birds migrate to avoid the cold winter months and winter can be brutal on the birds. Food can be difficult to find in harsh weather so many birds migrate south to avoid the hard winter months... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Backyard birding is a great hobby for the whole family. Get your kids involved and they will have much more respect and appreciation for nature and wildlife. Involve them in feeding, what to feed, how...

 

Backyard Birding

Cedar Waxwings are a small songbird. They have a silky, shiny combination of brown and gray. They have bright yellow accent on the tail and brilliant red droplets of color on the wing tips. The most... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Meet the Sharp-shinned hawk. The other backyard songbird terrorizer! There are two common hawks to backyard feeders. I talked about the Cooper's Hawk in a previous column. This week, I will focus on...

 

Backyard Birding

This week’s column will be on one of the more common backyard birds, the House Finch. Finches occupy a vast range of habitats and they are usually a resident to their area, meaning they don’t...

 

Squirrels

Squirrels Well, if we are going to talk about backyard birds, we might as well talk about squirrels. If you've ever had a bird feeder up in your yard, you've had squirrels as well. Love them or hate... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Fall migration is in full swing. Although many birds have already migrated south, we will continue to see some migrating birds for a bit longer. Different species that left the Fountain area a few...

 

Backyard Birding

Get ready for the adorable Dark-Eyed Juncos to return. There are two species of Juncos in North America, the Yellow-Eyed Junco and the Dark-Eyed Junco. Dark-Eyed Juncos are most common in Colorado.... Full story

 

Winter Birding Tips

Well fall is slowly changing to winter. It's time to start getting your yard ready for the bitter cold temps. Food and shelter are critical for the birds, but one commonly forgotten and most... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

Cooper's Hawks Although you could see other types of raptors in your yard, Cooper's Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks are the most common. They look very similar, the differences between them are subtle.... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

It's fall migration time. Spring and fall are the times you may see birds in your yard that you won't see all year. Many of us will see some Blue Jays throughout the year, but they are most active in... Full story

 

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