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Birds On A Wire

  • Which Birds Can't Fly?

    Which Birds Can't Fly?

    When we think about our feathered friends, we tend to think about birds in flight. After all, the ability to fly is one of the most impressive things about birds. However, birds represent an incredibly diverse type of animal. As you likely know, there are some birds that cannot fly. In fact, there used to be 40 different families that included flightless birds around the world. Now, that number is much smaller, down to 12 families (roughly 60 species). Let’s take a look at some of the world’s birds that can’t fly.

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  • Great Holiday Gifts for Bird Lovers

    Great Holiday Gifts for Bird Lovers

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year for many. One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is seeing how excited friends and family get when opening gifts. It is a great way to show people how much we care about them. 
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  • When and Where to Spot Owls

    When and Where to Spot Owls

    While we love all types of birds at Birdertown, there is something truly wonderful about watching owls. Often associated with wisdom, these are beautiful birds of prey that are often exciting to see. With owls typically being nocturnal and many having excellent camouflage, they can be a bit difficult to spot at times. Thus, let’s look at some tips for when and where to spot owls.
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  • 7 Things about Crows that May Surprise You

    7 Things about Crows that May Surprise You

    While crows certainly seem to have a bit of a cult following in the birding community, many people do not immediately think of them when naming their favorite birds. In fact, they can sometimes be a bit obnoxious and scare away smaller song birds from your feeders. 
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  • 7 Winter Bird Feeding Tips

    7 Winter Bird Feeding Tips

    You may not have thought about it, but those of us who keep birdfeeders are playing an important role within the avian community. This is particularly the case during winter when feeders can occupy a more central role as a food source when other sources are scarce. With this in mind, here are seven winter feeding tips for bountiful cold weather birdwatching...
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  • The Most Common Winter Birds

    The Most Common Winter Birds

    As the days get increasingly shorter and the leaves start to change, birders can feel slightly sad as their summer friends migrate south. But, whether you’re just starting as a birdwatcher or are a seasoned pro hoping to find a bit more information, let’s look at the most common winter bird species you can anticipate seeing in your yard this winter. 
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  • Types of Bird Suet and the Best Suet Feeders

    Types of Bird Suet and the Best Suet Feeders

    Suet is a type of food that is loved by many different species of birds. In fact, you’ll often find that suet is favored by our feathered friends such as Nuthatches, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, and many more. However, there...

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  • When Do I Stop Feeding Hummingbirds?

    When Do I Stop Feeding Hummingbirds?

    Hummingbirds are among the most popular birds to watch. Their swooping around and chasing one another away from the food makes for an exciting show. If you’re a fan of these small but mighty birds, then It’s likely you know to put your feeders up a week or two before you expect the first arrivals. But many people have one question: when to stop feeding hummingbirds for the winter. Let’s take a look. 
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  • 8 Fun Facts about Doves

    8 Fun Facts about Doves

    Doves and pigeons are basically the same!

    Well, biologically speaking, anyway. Both birds are residents of the family Columbidae and ornithologists often use the words dove and pigeon interchangeably. In fact, the bird that many people will recognize as a “pigeon” is the rock dove. If you love doves but are not quite a fan of pigeons, it may be time to rethink your stance. 

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