5 SIMPLE Strategies That Attract Orioles! (2022)

5 SIMPLE Strategies That Attract Orioles! (2022)

Why is attracting orioles 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 rainforest instead of your backyard. The other reason is that even though orioles are not rare, they are uncommon to see. […]

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4 SIMPLE Strategies That Attract BLUE JAYS! (2022)

4 SIMPLE Strategies That Attract BLUE JAYS! (2022)

It’s surprising to me that some people don’t enjoy seeing Blue Jays in their backyard. They think jays are “bullies” 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, beauty, and […]

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6 PROVEN Ways To Attract Cardinals To Feeders! (2022)

6 PROVEN Ways To Attract Cardinals To Feeders! (2022)

We have a running competition at our house, and it pertains to attracting Northern Cardinals. The game is to see how many cardinals you can observe at one time in the backyard! Currently, the record is seventeen, which was set on a cold, snowy day last winter.   And I know that we are not alone. It seems everyone wants to attract more cardinals. Both […]

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4 Proven Ways To Get Rid of Starlings TODAY! (2022)

4 Proven Ways To Get Rid of Starlings TODAY! (2022)

I try my best to prevent, repel, and deter starlings at my feeders. 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! I will gladly send you all my starlings and let you pay for all the bird food they consume. 🙂 *Click here to skip directly […]

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Attract Birds With These SIMPLE Strategies [2022]

Attract Birds With These SIMPLE Strategies [2022]

“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 in 7 Simple Steps! (2022)

Create A Bird Feeding Station in 7 Simple Steps! (2022)

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 your […]

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5 PROVEN Ways to STOP House Sparrows at Your Feeders!

5 PROVEN Ways to STOP House Sparrows at 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 and […]

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