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7 Bird Feeders For Serving Up Mealworms

Packed with high amounts of protein, mealworms make healthy snacks, especially during nesting season. Even though it seems like mealworms would be difficult to offer birds, plenty of great bird feeders exist to assist you in the process. We assembled a list of seven feeders that’ll help attract all types of species, including wrens, orioles, […]

Winter Bird Feeding Guide

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. With frigid temperatures and harsh storms, it's extremely important to provide birds with a friendly environment in your yard throughout winter. With its cold and dreary weather, winter can seem like a baron and unfriendly season, but there’s still life and color underneath all the grays. Even though many species […]

How to keep bugs away from Hummingbird Feeders

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. Want to enjoy hummingbirds without being swarmed by bugs? Here are some ways to keep insects away from your hummingbird feeders. Hummingbirds love the delicious sweetness of nectar. Unfortunately, so do insects like ants, wasps and bees. But thanks to a few products and various tactics, you can ensure your […]

Guide to Squirrle-Proof Feeders

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. The only thing standing between a squirrel and your bird seed is a squirrel-proof bird feeder. Here are 7 different types of squirrel-proof feeders. Feeding birds is a relaxing activity that helps take your mind off the tensions of everyday life and increases your focus. Despite how fun and stress-free […]

Prevent Pigeons from Taking Over Bird Feeder

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. It's every bird enthusiast's nightmare: an invasion of voracious pigeons eating all your seed. If you have this problem, here are some easy ways to stop pigeons from taking over your bird feeder. When people set up bird feeders in their backyards for the first time, they expect to see […]

Protect Bird Feeder From Bears

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. With their persistent strength and keen smell, bears are a major menace to bird feeders. Here are some helpful tips for keeping bears away from your feeder. Bird feeders attract a wide variety of bird species, from Blue Jays to American Robins, but they also entice a range of other […]

Nightime bird watching

Written by Timothy Martinez Jr. Night birding helps you spot a variety of new species that only come out at night, like the Great Horned Owl or the Night Heron. If you're planning on going birding at night, here are some tips to keep in mind. Any birder knows that all bird species are different […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]