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Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.

Garden Thermometer Placement

Written by Soleil Ho Get the most accurate readings from your outdoor thermometer with these essential DOs and DON'Ts from Backyard Chirper. Though they may seem like luxury goods, garden thermometers are actually quite useful! Before the rise of weather apps and 24/7 weather channels, all it took for a person to gauge the temperature […]

Tracking Birds With Feeders

For years scientists have been tracking and monitoring birds in an attempt to further develop the breadth and scope of our knowledge about their habits. Methods for tracking their movements vary, but a team of scientists led by David Bonter at the Cornell Ornithology Center have taken tracking to a whole other dimension in recent […]