Everything You Need to Know About Birding

Real Estate for the Birds: Why Nest Box Features are Important

Nov 4, 2019 2:26:35 PM / by Amanda Joest posted in Birding Tips, Bird Watching, Bird Houses

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Wildlife-Friendly Water Features for Your Backyard

Sep 13, 2019 11:26:00 AM / by Ryan posted in Birding Tips, Bird Baths

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If you're looking to upgrade your backyard garden or patio, consider the addition of wildlife-friendly water features. A small or large wildlife-friendly water feature will attract animals that will keep your backyard landscape flourishing. It can also be a delightful and mesmerizing centerpiece for your garden and a source of entertainment for your family and visitors. These water features don't have to fully replicate a natural one but can be designed and shaped to look modern and contemporary. Most importantly, the water features should aim at attracting wildlife of all varieties, creating food sources, potential shelter, and protection for fauna. 

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Would You Like to be a Citizen Scientist?

Aug 7, 2019 8:19:00 AM / by Amanda Joest posted in Birding Tips, Bird Watching, NestWatch

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JCs Wildlife does a lot of research. A lot. When your company consists of making and selling products that birds and wildlife depend on, as well as answering questions and sharing information, research should be a high priority. 

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Hummingbird Migration

Jun 4, 2019 3:59:00 PM / by Amanda Joest posted in Hummingbirds

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A few years ago, we posted information about Hummingbird Migration, but did you know that since the last time the Hummingbird Guide has taken on the ambitious task of documenting Hummingbird "last sightings"? Similar to the interactive maps available for first sightings in the spring, they request birders to send in information on when they spot the last Hummingbirds of the season. 

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Summer Bird Feeding Tips and Tricks!

May 16, 2019 3:49:00 PM / by Amanda Joest posted in Hummingbirds, Bird Feeding

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As the temperature climbs higher, our yards tend to fill with the sounds of birds. Yet summer feeding is often a challenge for even the most experienced birders. Here are some tricks of the trade, along with a few facts and myths: 

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Sparrow Nests

Mar 20, 2019 11:48:00 AM / by Amanda Joest posted in Birding Tips, Sparrow Nests

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As spring slooooooowly approaches, I find that I am getting more and more questions regarding birdhouses and nest boxes. That alone is not unusual for me. What I have found surprising is that for the first time ever, I am getting requests from customers who want to attract nesting Sparrows. 

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It's Peanut Butter (Not Jelly) Time! National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th!

Jan 24, 2019 11:26:00 AM / by Mackenzie Chapman posted in National Peanut Butter Day

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It's National Peanut Butter Day! January 24th is the day to eat a spoonful (or whole jar) of the tasty food spread we all know as peanut butter. It has been enjoyed by people commercially since the 19th century, but humans aren't the only species that love this delectable treat! Birds also have a thing for peanut butter. Birds love our Pine Tree Farms Peanut Butter Suet! Peanut butter is not only nutritional, but also packed full of energy for the birds. These peanut butter suet cakes will fit into any of our JCs Wildlife Suet Feeders! The birds love the tasty protein because it helps them fuel up especially in the cold winter months. Find out more about winter birding tips

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Get Ready for Squirrel Appreciation Day 2K19!

Jan 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM / by Mackenzie Chapman posted in Squirrel Appreciation Day

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Today is the day to appreciate all 200+ species of squirrels! Squirrel Appreciation Day is observed annually on January 21. 

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Bird Baths (Or How to Have the Coolest Spot in Town)

Sep 20, 2018 9:31:00 AM / by Amanda Joest posted in Birding Tips, Bird Watching

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We've said it before, and we will say it again: If you want to attract birds to your yard, you need to offer a water source. And this isn't just a suggestion, according to Cornell University, it is one of the best things you can do for your fine feathered friends. 

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Is it an Owl? Or is it not an Owl?

Jul 30, 2018 4:27:00 PM / by Amanda Joest posted in Birding Tips, Bird Watching, Screech Owl, Owls, Barn Owl

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Having moved into a fairly rural area on the outskirts of a Southern Indiana town means evenings in my backyard are full of interesting and strange noises. 

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