Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

So you want to start feeding birds?   I couldn’t be happier and more excited for you!   Feeding wild birds is one of the MOST rewarding activities you can do in your backyard. Not only is the hobby beneficial for birds, but it provides many benefits for humans! Table of Contents: The 3 Items You MUST HAVE For Feeding Birds 10 Additional Tips for […]

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How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

Almost anywhere you live in North America; you have the opportunity to attract bluebirds.   And seriously, why would you not want these beautiful birds in your backyard?   Personally, I think there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a bluebird in the snow. The incredible contrast of colors always stops me in my tracks to watch.   And I’m also reminded of bluebirds every […]

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Birds In The Garden: 10 PROVEN Tips to Attract & Deter

Birds In The Garden: 10 PROVEN Tips to Attract & Deter

Are you a bird enthusiast that wants to learn how to attract birds to your garden?   Or are you a garden enthusiast that wishes to deter birds from your garden?   Regardless of your answer, The Gardening Dad is here today to bring you proven solutions! After hours of research, trial and error, and talking to experts in the industry I have constructed:   […]

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Attract Orioles With These 5 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

Attract Orioles With These 5 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

Why is attracting orioles to your backyard so fun and exciting?   I think it’s a combination of a few things. First, regardless of the species (Baltimore, Orchard, Bullocks), orioles are absolutely gorgeous! I think their exotic orange plumage makes them look like they belong in a rain forest instead of the United States and Canada. The other reason is that even though orioles are […]

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Attract Blue Jays With These 4 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

Attract Blue Jays With These 4 SIMPLE Strategies (2019)

It’s surprising to me that some people don’t enjoy seeing Blue Jays in their backyard. They think jays are a “bully” bird and are too noisy, aggressive, and messy.   I could not disagree more! I love attracting Blue Jays to my yard.   They are one of my favorite birds to watch because of their array of vocalizations (did you know jays imitate hawks?), intelligence, […]

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Attract Cardinals With These 4 Simple Strategies (2019)

Attract Cardinals With These 4 Simple Strategies (2019)

I have a running competition at my house, and it pertains to attracting Northern Cardinals.   The game is to see how many cardinals you can observe at one time in my backyard! Currently, our record is fifteen, which was set on a cold, snowy day last winter.   Check out this LIVE stream of my bird feeders! You may be able to see some […]

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3 Proven Ways To Get Rid of Starlings TODAY

3 Proven Ways To Get Rid of Starlings TODAY

My bird feeding station has been designed with care to prevent, repel, deter, and get rid of starlings.   And before you say that I should feed all of God’s creatures with a smile on my face, I want you to know that I wholeheartedly disagree! *Click here to skip directly to the 3 strategies that help stop starlings!*   Here are the four reasons […]

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Attract Birds With These SIMPLE Strategies [2019]

Attract Birds With These SIMPLE Strategies [2019]

“How do you attract birds to your backyard?“   The entire reason I created Bird Watching HQ a few years ago was to help answer the above question. My goal has been to create a small oasis for birds and wildlife in my backyard, which sits in a suburban neighborhood between two large cities (Cleveland & Akron, Ohio).   Here’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned so […]

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Create A Bird Feeding Station With These 7 Simple Steps!

Create A Bird Feeding Station With These 7 Simple Steps!

Creating a bird feeding station in your backyard is a bit more complicated than just hanging a bird feeder and filling it with some cheap food you found at the store.   Birds are dynamic creatures with both needs AND wants. If you’re going to attract the widest variety of species possible, you need to learn how to be a fantastic host that leaves our […]

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6 Proven Tips To STOP House Sparrows From Taking Over Your Feeders

6 Proven Tips To STOP House Sparrows From Taking Over Your Feeders

 “How do I get rid of all these @$&^*%!  House Sparrows?!”   Does this statement sound familiar? If you feed birds, you have probably frustratingly muttered (or screamed!) something like this before. I know I have!   House Sparrows can be annoying to have in your backyard for many reasons:   They are an invasive species. Originally from the Middle East, they are highly adaptable […]

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