CELEBRATE BIRDS DURING POETRY MONTH! As a focal point for various art forms, including water colored paintings, cross-stitched linens, antiqued brooches, and porcelain china settings, birds have been deemed regal and royal throughout the ages. Click here to read Masquerading Chickadee, a poem perfect for Poetry Month.
Observing & Learning Backyard Birds with Free Printables
The painted bunting (Passerina ciris) not only has a brilliant red chin, chest and abdomen, but the rest of its plumage is similarly bold in shades of green, yellow and blue. As with most brightly colored species, however, females are much plainer and lack the bright colors of the male.
Ornithologists, Audubon members, birding organizations and festivals, and nature tour operators from around the world have communicated various and extensive guidelines and protocols for watching and photographing birds, all of which beg the question: How aware are you of the “bird” in birding? I probably need to update my birding manifesto.
VALENTINE, SHMALENTINE... FEBRUARY IS FOR THE BIRDS! February can be a frantic month for people, with emotions often running high from pressure to create the perfect display of affection, spend inappropriately on gifts, exaggerate a new or undesirable relationship, or feel penalized for not being in a relationship. Geez! No wonder so many people HATE February. February can also be a frantic month for birds. WHY?
HAVING A MESSY YARD CAN BE A GOOD THING. Birds are always on the lookout for a great source of cover and protection during bad weather, in addition to nesting places, and they are not particularly attracted to a well-manicured lawn. If you’re looking to attract more birds to your backyard, let it get messy...