How You Can Support Birds Right Now

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

How You Can Support Birds Right Now

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Each spring, there is a swell of bird activity as many migrate into the region. After spending the winter abroad, birds flock back to Ontario for the warmer spring and summer months. After such a long journey, they arrive in need of resource: food to eat, places to nest, and nesting material. As th…

Night Callers: 4 Birds Who Sing at Night

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Night Callers: 4 Birds Who Sing at Night

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
If you've ever been outside or had your windows open at midnight, you probably know that not all is quiet or sleeping during the dark hours. Many birds sing or vocalize in the dead of night. Some to call to potential mates, some to establish and maintain territories, others to assist in navigat…

Species Spotlight: Eastern Bluebirds

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Species Spotlight: Eastern Bluebirds

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
As Henry David Thoreau once said “The Bluebird carries the sky on its back”.  Eastern Bluebirds, affectionately referred to as simply bluebirds, are one of the most widely recognized birds on our continent. We see them depicted in art, on mugs, stationary and more (guilty of having a mug). 

Bluebird…

Dos & Don'ts of Oriole Feeding

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Dos & Don'ts of Oriole Feeding

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
I thought I had timed this blog to publishjustbefore the orioles arrived, but several have already shown up in Ontario! If you don't have your feeders out yet, now is definitely the time to do so. Before you run out to buy food and hang your feeders, check out our dos and don'ts of oriole f…

The Symphony of Spring

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Symphony of Spring

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Each spring birds begin to sing again. Although it can come a little early for some of us (cue the 5am song), it is the surest sign of spring. These songs are so ingrained for many of us and even appear in pop culture: movies and television shows. We're going to highlight a few of the most icon…

Avian Flu: What It Is and How to Keep Birds Safe

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Avian Flu: What It Is and How to Keep Birds Safe

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
There has been conversation in our community lately about cases of Avian Flu in bird populations. We wanted to address concerns and provide you with all the information you need to understand avian flu, what it is, and how you can protect our beloved birds. We should also mention that we are not th…

Cheeky Chipmunks: Exclusion Solutions

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Cheeky Chipmunks: Exclusion Solutions

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Chipmunks are nearly every backyard birders' favourite little rodent. They're cute, curious, and some may even consider them to be friendly. But don't let those adorable stuffed cheeks and fuzzy little paws fool you.. they're only in it for the food. 😉 Chipmunks can pack away a lot

The Return of Swallows: Nesting Practices

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Return of Swallows: Nesting Practices

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Can you believe it? It's April this week! It feels like we have made it through the worst of winter and are now getting to experience the return of many of our favourite migrants. Throughout the next month we will see the return of some really fascinating birds: swallows! Generally, swallows ar…

Frequently Asked Questions: Spring Bird Feeding Edition

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions: Spring Bird Feeding Edition

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Spring fever has officially set in, and we are beyond ready for spring & summer birding after what felt like the longest winter ever. To help you prepare for this busy and exciting season of backyard birding, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions along with our answers …