It’s not too early to prepare for the nesting birds you want to attract to your yard during nesting season. If you are interested in a DIY project, here’s one which helps Northern Flickers. Northern Flicker Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Flickers are considered common birds, but are suffering a steep decline in population due to loss of habitat as dead trees […]
California Scrub Jay Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel That mischievous Scrub or Blue Jay in your yard or neighborhood is not just a very attractive trouble-maker, but he or she is also an ecosystem engineer. Jays of all sorts around the world love to hide or “cache” seedsaround their territory – a behavior known as “scatter-hoarding.” The idea is that when […]
Gray Catbird Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel It’s time to plan your spring gardening. Whether you are just starting a native plant garden or already have native plants in your yard, we have some ideas that can make your garden a bird magnet year round by providing food and shelter regardless of the season. Diversity is critical to providing the […]
Kestrels in My Backyard American Kestrel, Cuba Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel Nothing beats having a colorful Kestrel nesting in your yard. The smallest of the North American falcons, they are found throughout North America in open areas and grasslands, and adapt well to suburban areas. Kestrels eat insects as well as small birds and […]
Red-headed Woodpecker Photo Credit: Stan Tekeila We all know Woodpeckers carve out nesting holes in spring, but what’s going on with all that tree chiseling in the fall? What do these woodpeckers know that we don’t? Find out from our friends at BirdNote.
Yellow-rumped Warbler Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel In spring making bird ID’s is so much simpler, as every bird is dressed in their very best plumage – bright, fresh and ready to find a mate. But in fall, few birds look like the iconic field guide image for the species – why sport the fancy stuff […]
Monarch Butterflies Photo Credit: Deborah Rivel What’s good for birds is good for people. And this applies also to the products we use in our gardens. Keeping your garden safe for birds and other wildlife will also keep you and your neighbors safe from toxic chemicals which can enter the water system […]