EASY Oriole Nectar Recipe w/ only TWO ingredients!

EASY Oriole Nectar Recipe w/ only TWO ingredients!

Are you looking for a proven oriole nectar recipe?   If so, you have come to the right place. Along with millions of other enthusiasts, I use the following recipe to attract lots of orioles every summer. And make sure you keep reading (or CLICK HERE) to see answers to EIGHT commonly asked questions regarding homemade oriole food.   Here is the SIMPLE Oriole Nectar […]

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13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

Are you interested in keeping your yard pesticide-free? Let me start by saying, me too! Removing pesticides is one of the best ways to attract more birds and wildlife to your yard. It will also help keep them (and you) safe from deadly poisons!   It’s important to know what we mean when discussing pesticides. The root word “–cide” means death, destruction, and extermination. So, […]

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9 EASY Steps to Clean Your Bird Feeders (Don’t forget #8!)

9 EASY Steps to Clean Your Bird Feeders (Don’t forget #8!)

Cleaning your bird feeders is essential if you want birds to keep visiting!   After all, I bet you’re not visiting any restaurants with old food and dirt scattered around! Related: The 15 Best Bird Feeders In MY Backyard (w/Pics)   I know it sounds simple, but many people never clean their bird feeders, or they do it entirely too infrequently. Unfortunately, messy feeding stations can […]

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10 Possible Ways to Attract Warblers! (#9 Works BEST)

10 Possible Ways to Attract Warblers! (#9 Works BEST)

Do you want to attract warblers to your yard?   It’s easy to see why these tiny, beautiful songbirds are sought-after by backyard birders.   But, unfortunately, attracting warblers is easier said than done. The problem is warblers RARELY visit bird feeders! Since they eat insects almost exclusively, there’s no reason for them to bother with typical bird food like sunflower seeds and peanuts.    […]

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11 Ways to Stop Birds From Pecking Your Windows! (2022)

11 Ways to Stop Birds From Pecking Your Windows! (2022)

How can I stop birds from pecking my windows? Many backyard birders have asked this question after witnessing a bird continuously attacking their windows! At first, it’s a bit humorous, but then they don’t stop for hours and days at a time. While there’s no fool-proof method to stop birds from attacking the glass completely, there are numerous things you can try to stop them! […]

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3 Ways To Keep GRACKLES Away From Feeders! (2022)

3 Ways To Keep GRACKLES Away From Feeders! (2022)

Are you looking for ways to prevent grackles at your bird feeders? If so, you are not alone! Many people struggle with these blackbirds and try to find ways to limit the amount of them at their feeding stations.   Personally, I don’t think grackles are so bad when they show up individually. They are fascinating to watch and also very beautiful with their iridescent […]

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9 Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)

9 Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)

How can you attract nesting birds to your yard? Nesting season is one of the most exciting times to be a backyard birder! I love watching different species build homes for their young and seeing the baby birds thrive and leave the nest. It’s one of my favorite ways to connect to nature. 🙂   But getting birds to feel comfortable enough to raise their […]

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8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdhouse (No experience needed!)

8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdhouse (No experience needed!)

Cleaning your birdhouses is essential if you want to attract nesting birds! I mean, would you check into a hotel room that hadn’t been cleaned yet? 🙂 RELATED: The Best Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)   Here are the questions we are going to answer today: Step-by-step Instructions for keeping your birdhouses clean and tidy! Why should you clean your birdhouse? […]

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The 8 Benefits of Feeding Birds! (For YOU & THEM)

The 8 Benefits of Feeding Birds! (For YOU & THEM)

Bird feeding is an extremely popular hobby. Every year, millions and millions of people buy birdseed and spend a lot of money watching and attracting their avian friends.   And I am one of these people. I estimate that I spend roughly $250 EVERY MONTH buying bird food alone, not to mention the cost of feeders.   As you can probably tell, I enjoy the […]

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The Scoop on Sunflower Seeds (#1 Most Versatile Bird Food!)

The Scoop on Sunflower Seeds (#1 Most Versatile Bird Food!)

Sunflower seeds are hands-down my FAVORITE bird food. They attract a huge variety of birds, and surprisingly, there are THREE ways you can buy them. So, no matter your experience level or what kinds of birds you want to attract, you can’t go wrong with this bird feeder superfood!   Today, we are going to be answering the following questions: What are sunflower seeds? What […]

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The 8 Best DIY Bird Feeder Poles – Plans, Photos, & Videos!

The 8 Best DIY Bird Feeder Poles – Plans, Photos, & Videos!

Are you thinking of creating your own DIY Bird Feeder Pole? Let me first congratulate you on being a dedicated backyard birder! It’s incredible that you’re using your time and creativity for such a great project. =)   I’ve compiled a list of the best DIY Bird Feeder Poles with videos, photos, and plans. I’m positive you can find a design that’s perfect for you! […]

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5 Easy Ways to Attract Juncos to Your Yard! (2022)

5 Easy Ways to Attract Juncos to Your Yard! (2022)

Attracting juncos is not difficult! If you want to see more of these beautiful birds in your yard, today’s article is going to help. My guess is that you’re just a few adjustments away from seeing lots of juncos!   Interestingly, there is only one junco species that most people in North America will ever see, and that is called a Dark-eyed Junco. Luckily, this […]

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The 9 Best Deck Mount Bird Feeder Poles (All Types of Decks!)

The 9 Best Deck Mount Bird Feeder Poles (All Types of Decks!)

Are you thinking about putting a bird feeding pole on your deck?   Honestly, I think it’s a great idea! The best way to view birds from just a few feet away is right outside your back door! Using a deck mount bird feeder guarantees you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action.   Take a look below to learn about the nine […]

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Where’s the BEST place to put your bird feeders? (8 tips)

Where’s the BEST place to put your bird feeders? (8 tips)

Now that you have a bird feeder and want to create a feeding station, you may be asking yourself the following question:   What is the BEST area in my yard to put my bird feeders? First, congratulations to you for even thinking about this topic! Many people just put their bird feeders in the middle of their yard without any thought and then get […]

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14 Ways to STOP Birds From Flying Into Your Windows!

14 Ways to STOP Birds From Flying Into Your Windows!

Birds crashing into windows is a BIG problem. It’s estimated that up to ONE billion birds die each year from window collisions! Not only is this having an impact on local populations, but it’s also incredibly sad to find a dead bird that has been a victim. It just feels so senseless and preventable to me.   Today, we will discuss 14 ways to help […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract Mourning Doves to Feeders! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract Mourning Doves to Feeders! (2022)

Today, I will show you SIX ways to attract Mourning Doves to your yard!   In my opinion, Mourning Doves are underrated and don’t get the respect they deserve at feeders. Unfortunately, some people don’t find them pretty enough or think they “hog” the feeders from other birds.   Here’s why I like attracting Mourning Doves: They are relatively peaceful and don’t “bully” smaller songbirds […]

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4 Proven Ways to Attract (NATIVE) Sparrows To Feeders!

4 Proven Ways to Attract (NATIVE) Sparrows To Feeders!

At first glance, some people find it hard to appreciate sparrows. In fact, many bird watchers lump all the species together and simply call them “LBBs,” which stands for little brown birds!   But take a closer look, and you will be amazed at the beautiful colors and diversity that appear. I’m confident that the more you learn, the more you will want to attract […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract CHICKADEES To Your Yard! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract CHICKADEES To Your Yard! (2022)

Chickadees are one of the MOST entertaining birds you can attract to your yard and bird feeders! I love their bold personality and the fact that they aren’t intimidated by humans. In fact, many people train their chickadees to land and eat from their hands! RELATED: 5 Types of Chickadees That Live in the United States! (Includes Canada too)   They also have distinctive calls […]

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4 Simple Ways To Attract Goldfinches! (2022)

4 Simple Ways To Attract Goldfinches! (2022)

Learning how to attract goldfinches to your yard is incredibly rewarding! These acrobatic birds are a ton of fun to watch. Personally, I love how they can hang from almost any angle or orientation when they eat. Or watching their roller coaster flights across my backyard!   But because they are so small, goldfinches are easily scared away by larger, more aggressive birds. So to […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract Woodpeckers! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract Woodpeckers! (2022)

How do you attract woodpeckers to your yard? This question is incredibly common, especially if you are new to bird feeding. Woodpeckers are not only beautiful, but they are incredibly unique and a ton of fun to watch.   And luckily, almost no matter where you live, multiple woodpecker species can be found. See the 17 types of woodpeckers that live in the United States […]

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3 Things You Should Do If You Find a Baby Bird! (2022)

3 Things You Should Do If You Find a Baby Bird! (2022)

So you found a baby bird and want to help. First, let me commend you on having a big and generous heart. 🙂 I know it’s sad to find a helpless creature, and you just want to do what’s best for it.   Today, you are going to learn EXACTLY what to do with a baby bird!   But before we begin, let’s review the […]

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11 Reasons Why Birds Have Stopped Visiting Your Feeders!

11 Reasons Why Birds Have Stopped Visiting Your Feeders!

“Where did all my birds go?“   Having birds mysteriously disappear from your feeders is an extremely frustrating issue.   One week your backyard is full of different bird species, and you feel like you are a feeding expert!   But then, like a bad breakup, they seem to disappear without even saying goodbye. You’re left dumbfounded, looking out your window, wishing for the good […]

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3 Ways to Keep Hawks AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2022)

3 Ways to Keep Hawks AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2022)

“Help! A hawk has started hanging around my bird feeders. How can I make it go away, so it doesn’t eat my birds?!”     The above question, or some version of it, is one of the most common that I receive. I can always tell that the person asking has a GIANT heart, and the last thing they want to see is their adorable […]

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8 Ways to Keep Bears AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2022)

8 Ways to Keep Bears AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2022)

How do you keep bears away from your bird feeders?   If you’re asking this question, then let me say how sorry I am about your bear problem. 🙂   Luckily, most bird feeding enthusiasts don’t have to deal with bears. But for those that do, it is challenging to continue to feed birds without having bears always ruining the party.   As annoying as […]

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7 Proven Strategies That Attract Owls! (2022)

7 Proven Strategies That Attract Owls! (2022)

How do you attract owls to your yard?   Few birds make me stop in my tracks quite like an owl.   These beautiful raptors always seem as curious and inquisitive about me, as I am about them. On many occasions, I have been able to observe a Barred Owl closely while it swayed its head side to side, checking me out.   Not only […]

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7 Ways To Keep Raccoons OFF Your Bird Feeders! (2022)

7 Ways To Keep Raccoons OFF Your Bird Feeders! (2022)

How do you keep raccoons away and off bird feeders?   Unfortunately, I recently had to ask myself this question.   For years, raccoons have comfortably eaten sunflower seeds and peanuts on the ground underneath my feeders.   I thought we had a good relationship. You see, every day, I put food on the ground for the birds. And almost every night, raccoons come to […]

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8 Ways to Get Rid of Pigeons From Your House (& Feeders)!

8 Ways to Get Rid of Pigeons From Your House (& Feeders)!

How do you get rid of pigeons?   Almost everyone that has attracted this invasive species to their yard has asked themselves this question.   Pigeons can be incredibly problematic. First, these rather large birds can take over your feeding station, crowding out all the beautiful songbirds. The pigeons scarf down as much food as possible, and unfortunately, they aren’t polite enough to leave any […]

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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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6 Proven Ways to Attract BLUEBIRDS! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract BLUEBIRDS! (2022)

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.   Today, I am providing 6 strategies that […]

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10 PROVEN Tips to That Keep Birds OUT of The Garden!

10 PROVEN Tips to That Keep Birds OUT of The Garden!

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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