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Video – Keeping Squirrels Out!

great video with instructions on how to keep pesky squirrels out of your bird feeders Bird Man Mel explains a few solutions to squirrel problems, including shepherds hooks, under baffles, hanging baffles, and squirrel proof bird feeders. Bird Feeders Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Attracting Orioles to Your Oriole Feeder

Attracting Orioles to Your Oriole Feeder Written by Steven Musumeche you can attract orioles by offering fruits like orange slices, grapes, cherries, various berries, figs, nuts and jellies Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. Orioles are […]

Attracting Purple Martins to Purple Marlin House

Written by Steven Musumeche Over one million North Americans put up purple martin houses. Unfortunately, many of these folks are unable to attract breeding martins. Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. Purple martins are unusual in […]

Video Bird Mans Attracting Purple Martins 

great video with instructions on how to attract Purple Martins This informative video from Bird Man Mel explains the best ways to attract Purple Martins to your backyard. He discusses the importance of location and housing type. With just a few adjustments, you can easily attract purple martins to your yard or purple martin house.

Attracting Finches

Written by Steven Musumeche tips and tricks that you can use to attract finches to your finch bird feeder Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. There are many types of finches, so it is possible to […]

Do Birdbaths Attract Birds

Written by Steven Musumeche Bird baths are the best way to attract birds to your yard, even more so than feeders Many people really enjoy watching, feeding and learning about birds. This hobby offers one an opportunity to appreciate, delight, and connect to the natural world. Not all birds eat seeds, but all birds drink […]

Main Types of Bird Feeders

Written by Steven Musumeche brief description of the main types of bird feeders Hopper Feeder When you think of what a bird feeder looks like, a hopper feeder is the quintessential image that comes to mind. Traditional designs like barns and houses are common in hopper feeders, while recent adaptations include globes and sky cafes. […]

Attracting Hummingbirds

Written by Steven Musumeche tips and tricks that you can use to attract hummingbirds to your bird feeder Hummingbirds are inquisitive birds that find their food through sight. Many people enjoy the beauty of these birds by either planting a hummingbird garden or by using hummingbird feeders. Both of these methods can be used to […]

Feeding Birds During Winter

Written by Steven Musumeche Harsh winters can be difficult times for wild birds. Though the cold air does not physically affect them, birds often have a difficult time finding food, water and shelter during snow storms and frigid weather. Here are some tips for helping wild bir Harsh winters can be difficult times for wild […]

Inexpensive DIY Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Written by Steven Musumeche Squirrels can be a frustrating menace to any bird enthusiast by stealing food. Here are a few tips to squirrel-proof your birdfeeder. If you have a bird feeder, you likely already know the damage a hungry squirrel can do. Bird Man Mel has some tips for keeping squirrels out through traditional […]