Winter Bird Watching For Cold Weather Wimps

Wow, it’s been a nasty winter; huge snowfalls from the mountains of California to Lake Shore Drive in Chicago to 5th Avenue in New York City, with record low temperatures in places in between. The weather forecasters are filling up my head with Alberta Clippers, Nor’easters, Chattanooga Choo-Choo’s, and I’m not sure if it’s El Niña or El Niño, but one of them is playing havoc on my daily commute.

Wild Bird Feeding in the Winter Months

With the winter months kicking into full gear, you may be wondering what you can do to help your feathered friends stay healthy and warm during these chilly months. As the colder months near, bird watching can become more enjoyable for the viewer, but the winter makes it a difficult time for a bird to survive.

Discouraging Predators of Backyard Wildlife

Natural predation is going to occur in your yard from time to time, and as the name implies, it is natural and there is often not much you can do to stop it. There is also unnatural predation of your wildlife, such as cats living in the neighborhood coming to your yard to hunt the birds and small animals you are feeding.