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Bird Feeders and Winter Care

The importance of Keeping Wild Bird Feeders Full in the Winter Winter Survival: Wild birds struggle to find food in cold winter months, and a full bird feeder provides them with a vital food source to survive the harsh conditions. Energy Boost: Birds need extra energy to stay warm in the cold. A well-stocked feeder helps them maintain their energy levels through high-calorie seeds and nuts. Species Diversity: A variety of bird species may visit your feeder during winter, offering a wonderful opportunity for birdwatching and contributing to the overall biodiversity in your area. Entertainment for All Ages: Watching birds at a feeder can be a delightful and educational activity for people of all ages, providing a sense of connection...

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How Wild Birds are Affected by Wildfires

While we as humans are experiencing the effects and taking precautions during the wildfires in Ontario and Quebec, Bird House Nature Company would like to remind everyone how important it is to have clean water and clean feeders available for the wild birds that transit through your area while the fires continue to affect wildlife. Now is the time to be extra vigilant in keeping your bird baths and feeders clean. How are birds affected by wildfires? Smoke from wildfires is extremely hazardous to birds, which have sensitive and specialized respiratory systems. According to  a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, “Wildfire smoke has the potential to impact migratory birds at a geographic scale far beyond the bounds of the fires that generate...

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A Clean Feeder Is A Healthy Feeder

At Bird House Nature Company we like to stress the importance of keeping a healthy environment for the visitors to your bird feeders.  Here is a reminder list and resources for the curious you that wants to learn more in the care of feeding wild birds.General Bird Feeder Cleaning Tips* Make sure all tools used for cleaning feeders are solely used for feeder cleaning and are kept outside.* Avoid feeders that let seed get wet.* Remember that if you are not using a no mess seed mix without shells, that you rake up the empty hulls from under the feeders. Hummingbird Feeders - As sugar breaks down over time it can ferment which encourages the growth of bacteria, mold and...

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