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Is Ohio Bird Feeder Ordinance For the Birds?

A city councilman in Ohio is looking to pass an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor to have excessively messy bird feeders that cause odors and unsanitary conditions, according to Dave Wilson of Patch.com. The ordinance, which is confined to the city of Cuyahoga Falls, makes it illegal to “feed, keep or harbor pigeons […]

Protecting Your Bird Feeder From Black Bears

As the weather outside becomes warmer and more pleasant, bears around the nation are waking from their long winter slumber hungry and grumpy. And, where can a bear get easy access to delicious nectar and nutritious food? Your unprotected bird feeder, of course. News outlets in the northern states are reporting the first signs of […]

The Importance of Cleaning Bird Feeders

With springtime in full swing, birds are flocking to backyard feeders for food and shelter. This is a prime time for backyard birders to not only observe bird behaviors, but also make sure the birds remain healthy and free from disease. An article published Tuesday in the Village Soup underlined the importance of keeping your […]

Starting Your Own Backyard Bird List

If you’ve been looking to get serious about birding but haven’t had the motivation or time to embark on an intense bird watching trip, consider creating your own backyard bird list. Now I know what you’re going to ask. “How will I see a variety of birds by just looking in my yard for a […]