6 Hot Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

6 Hot Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
As the seasons change, so should our backyard bird feeding habits - especially during the winter months. There is lots to think about when it comes to winter feeding: Did I put enough seed out? Or maybe too much? Can I even get to my feeders through all the snow? What will the birds drink? How oft…

What Do American Robins Eat in the Winter?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

What Do American Robins Eat in the Winter?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Regarded by many as 'the first sign of spring', people are often surprised to learn that many American Robins do not migrate south for the winter. Instead, they adapt to the shifting weather. We are all used to seeing robins eat worms throughout spring and summer, the next question we typic…

Helping Birds Survive Winter: Heated Bird Baths

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Helping Birds Survive Winter: Heated Bird Baths

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Each year, as the weather starts to turn cold, water sources begin to freeze over. As most water becomes locked in snow or ice, it can be more challenging for birds to find fresh water for drinking. They can eat snow, but it also costs them precious body heat (energy) that they need - they are alre…

The Ultimate Woodpecker Feeder: Suet Cylinder Log Feeder

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Ultimate Woodpecker Feeder: Suet Cylinder Log Feeder

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
The Suet Cylinder Log Feeder has provided myself (along with many WBU team members and our customers!) with so many wonderful backyard birding experiences, I just had to write a blog all about it! With its likeness to a real log & offerings of nutritious suet, the Suet Cylinder Log Feeder has a…

Inclusive Bird Feeding

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Inclusive Bird Feeding

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Whenever we give advice on how to exclude certain birds or critters from feeders we get asked, 'why would I not want to feed everyone? They all deserve it!' - We agree! There are undoubtedly certain species that can create a block for other birds or wildlife getting their fair share, and th…

Tips for Feeding Ground-feeding Birds

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Tips for Feeding Ground-feeding Birds

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
There are a number of birds you will find feeding on the ground in Ontario in all seasons. In fact, most bird species will feed on the ground when food is available even if it is not their preferred feeding area. There are, however, some birds who specialize in feeding on the ground. There are bird…

What a Beak Says About the Bird

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

What a Beak Says About the Bird

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
If you spend any time observing birds, you have certainly noticed that they all have beaks. However, what we characterize as a beak can differ quite drastically from species to species. Why is that? It is dependent on their life history traits. Think of what that bird eats and how their beak can be…

5 Interesting Facts About Mourning Doves

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

5 Interesting Facts About Mourning Doves

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Mourning Doves are so common at backyard feeders that they are often overlooked, and sometimes even seen as pests. But these gentle-natured birds have quite a few unique traits hiding behind those soft coos and muted plumage. Read below to learn 5 interesting facts about Mourning Doves.
1. They eat

'Let's Talk: Birding & Mental Health' Interview With Founder of Birder Brain, Kelly-Sue O'Connor

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

'Let's Talk: Birding & Mental Health' Interview With Founder of Birder Brain, Kelly-Sue O'Connor

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Bird watching benefits the mind, body, and soul. Recent studies have shown that bird watching reduces cortisol levels from stress, lowers heart rate, and helps diminish anxiety, fear, and muscle tension. In addition to those benefits, researchers also found that birding provides a mental work out a…