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February 11

How do birds survive the winter?

An article from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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February 8

More on the dangerous change in insect population numbers

This is and will be a huge problem for birds
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February 7

No caps, no mittens, just feed me

Keep your feeders clear of snow and full
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February 5

Birding e-Bulletin for January now available

Minnesota's Barmbling is in the news
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February 5

Who's friendly, who's not

Birds know, and react accordingly
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February 1

An interesting email newsletter on things birdy

Once a week, no hooks attached as far as I can tell
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January 31

Suet log for the woodpeckers

Not fancy, but it works
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January 30

Feeding birds in cold weather

Here's a menu
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January 30
Golden safflower seed -- WOW

Golden safflower seed -- WOW

Hemp, not so much
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January 29
Put some suet out for the birds

Put some suet out for the birds

The fat is fuel to help birds stay warm and alive
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January 28

Sparrow identification in a new Peterson reference guide

You won't find a more complete or better written guide book
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January 28

Out of season, for now

About insects and frogs and birds
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January 25

Some things never change, egg color, for example

Dinosaurs created the palette
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January 17

Daily report lists birds of particular interest

eBird is the collection point
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January 17

Ant eggs as feeder food

Also, every child should raise mealworms for the birds
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January 12

Kenn Kaufman's new book makes a timely visit to spring migration

His conversational tone and expertise make this an excellent read
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January 12

2019 Farm bill contained many elements favorable to birds

Here are links to the details
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January 9

The Splendor of Birds, from National Geographic

130 years of photography in a beautiful book
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January 4

Spring has sprung, and robins are singing

So is one Downy Woodpecker
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January 1

On birds and bugs and plants

Two new books show it all
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December 22, 2018
Gift idea from Cornell Lab

Gift idea from Cornell Lab

Online course about everything bird
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December 21, 2018

Birds to the rescue

A cure for depression and anxiety, so they say
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December 18, 2018

Birds: pay your money, take your chances

Attu was fun, Duluth would be a good deal less expensive
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December 13, 2018

How birds filled an empty nest

100 pounds of seed, and TWO cardinals!
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December 11, 2018

Common Grackles not so common anymore

Whip-poor-wills also in population decline
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