How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

Today, we are going to be talking about hot pepper birdseed.   More specifically, how hot pepper birdseed can help keep squirrels from eating all of the bird food at your feeding station! RELATED: 8 PROVEN Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders!   Seriously, this strategy really works. When I use this spicy food, squirrels (and other mammals) take one whiff and decide to look […]

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34 Types of Turtles Found in The US! (ID Guide)

34 Types of Turtles Found in The US! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of turtles can you find in the United States?”     I was amazed at the number of turtle species there are in the United States!   In fact, there are so many species I have broken them down into a few different categories. Freshwater Turtles (#1-22) Box Turtles (#23-28) Sea Turtles (#29-34)   Today, you will learn about the different kinds of […]

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The 6 Poisonous Spiders Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

The 6 Poisonous Spiders Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

Luckily, there are ONLY six types of poisonous spiders in the United States!   And fortunately, they only bite when disturbed or provoked. It’s important to remember that spiders would rather run away from you than bite. If you come across one of the spiders listed below, please DO NOT DISTURB!   Did you know that spiders are considered venomous, NOT poisonous?   There’s a […]

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The 20 Types of Finches Found in the United States! (2021)

The 20 Types of Finches Found in the United States! (2021)

What kinds of finches can you find in the United States?   Finches are incredibly beautiful birds and a lot of fun to see in your backyard.     Luckily, almost all of them will visit bird feeders, so you have a good chance of attracting multiple types of finches to your yard. If you’re lucky, you may even see a finch at my bird […]

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15 Types of Water Snakes in the United States! (ID Guide)

15 Types of Water Snakes in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of water snakes can you find in the United States?“   Is it just me, or do you also find water snakes fascinating?   There’s something about the way they move across the water that is incredibly interesting. Whenever I am near a pond, marsh, or other body of water, I make sure to look for any water snakes moving about.   Today, […]

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The 5 Best WINDOW Hummingbird Feeders (That Work!)

The 5 Best WINDOW Hummingbird Feeders (That Work!)

When it comes to feeding birds, buying a window hummingbird feeder is one of the BEST things you can do. I love being able to sit in my kitchen, enjoy my coffee, and watch the little hummers come up to the window. Unless I make a sudden movement, they have no idea that I’m just a few feet away watching them eating their nectar.   […]

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18 Types of Toads Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

18 Types of Toads Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of toads can you find in the United States?”   “Don’t pick that up, you’ll get warts!”    If you’re anything like me, you heard this quite a few times growing up from a parent telling you to leave a toad alone. With their bumpy skin, staring eyes, and loud, insect-like calls, it’s understandable to be cautious around toads.   But luckily, it’s […]

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Did you find a baby bird? Here’s what to do next!

Did you find a baby bird? Here’s what to do next!

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 […]

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26 Types of Venomous Snakes Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

26 Types of Venomous Snakes Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of venomous snakes can you find in the United States?”   This question is extremely common. Everyone wants to know if any dangerous snakes live near them and what they look like!   Believe it or not, you can find TWENTY-SIX types of venomous snakes in the United States. But please don’t live in fear, thinking that you are going to be bitten. […]

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31 Types of Frogs Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

31 Types of Frogs Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kind of frogs can you find in the United States?”   I love finding, observing, and hearing frogs!   Even as a kid, I used to patrol the swamps by my house, catching them and then trying to sell them as pets to cars passing by. As you can imagine, no one was interested in buying my frogs, and I ended up letting them […]

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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! (2021)

3 Ways to Keep Hawks AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2021)

“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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30 Water Birds That Live in the United States! (ID Guide)

30 Water Birds That Live in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of water birds can you find in the United States?   Visit any lake, river, or wetland, and you are almost certain to see some type of bird in the water, whether it’s a duck searching for food in the shallows or a heron stalking prey along the shore.   Today, you are going to learn 30 water bird species that are COMMON […]

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16 Types of Tree Frogs Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

16 Types of Tree Frogs Found in the USA! (ID Guide)

“What kind of tree frogs can you find in the United States?“   Tree Frogs are interesting animals that have adapted to all sorts of habitat niches. And while they are common, they are MUCH harder to find than your “typical” frogs that live in lakes and ponds. For example, a tree frog could literally be right next to your head, but it may be […]

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25 Types of Ducks in the United States! (ID Guide)

25 Types of Ducks in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of ducks can you find in the United States?   Who doesn’t love ducks? Head to almost any water habitat, and you are likely to see at least a few swimming around.   I think you’ll be amazed at how many duck species are found in the United States!   For people who are only ever used to seeing the common Mallard, this […]

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Birds of Prey in the USA! (26 COMMON Species)

Birds of Prey in the USA! (26 COMMON Species)

What kinds of birds of prey can you find in the United States?   This question is common, both for birders and non-birders alike. Raptors are popular animals that tend to catch people’s interest more than most other species. Luckily, in the United States, there are many species in all sorts of different habitats.   Today, you will learn about 26 types of raptors that […]

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Types of Herons in the United States! (11 species)

Types of Herons in the United States! (11 species)

What kinds of herons can you find in the United States?   If you visit any type of water habitat, you are likely to see at least one species of heron. These elegant birds are typically found in shallow water, which they enjoy wading through to find food.   Some types of herons are easy to spot when they are around, such as Great Blue […]

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Geese and Swans in the United States! (10 species)

Geese and Swans in the United States! (10 species)

Geese and swans are some of the largest birds you will find in the United States!     Assuming you’re near a large body of water, it shouldn’t be too hard to find at least a few different species. They are fairly common in most lakes, estuaries, wetlands, lagoons, bays, or anywhere else they can find food. Most types of geese and swans are also […]

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The 27 MOST Common Birds in the United States! (2021)

The 27 MOST Common Birds in the United States! (2021)

What kinds of birds can you find in the United States?   This question is hard to answer because of the vast number of birds found in the United States. Did you know there have been over 1,000 species recorded here?   As you can imagine, there was no way to include this many birds in the below article. So instead, I tried to focus […]

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7 Doves (& Pigeons) That Live In The United States!

7 Doves (& Pigeons) That Live In The United States!

What kinds of doves can you find in the United States?   Doves and pigeons (which is what larger doves are typically called) are stocky birds characterized by short necks, short slender bills, and a diet that is heavy on seeds. Due to their apparent peaceful nature, they are popular birds and a common visitor to backyards!   Today, you will learn about 7 types […]

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16 Types of Blackbirds in the United States! (ID Guide)

16 Types of Blackbirds in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of blackbirds can you find in the United States?   Blackbirds are incredibly abundant in the United States. But while they are common, some of these species get a bad reputation because of their aggressive personalities and tendency to “bully” smaller songbirds at bird feeders (cough… European Starlings… cough).   The term “blackbird” is a bit wide-ranging. For the sake of this article, […]

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Types of Nuthatches in the United States! (4 species)

Types of Nuthatches in the United States! (4 species)

What kinds of nuthatches can you find in the United States?   Nuthatches are incredibly unique birds and a lot of fun to see in your backyard.     Luckily, they are relatively easy to identify. Nuthatches are known to forage on trees at any angle or orientation and are most commonly seen climbing down trees HEAD first.      If you’re lucky, you may […]

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Types of Chickadees in the United States! (5 species)

Types of Chickadees in the United States! (5 species)

What kinds of chickadees can you find in the United States?   Thanks to their bold and inquisitive personalities, chickadees are one of the most popular birds that visit backyard feeding stations. I love watching them fly in quickly to grab a seed and then immediately fly away to eat in private (or store for later)!   In the United States, you can find 5 […]

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17 Woodpecker Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

17 Woodpecker Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of woodpeckers can you find in the United States?   Woodpeckers are one of my favorite birds to attract, and I look for them every day in our backyard. I love watching them eat suet from my feeders, or if I’m lucky, listening to them in the woods as they drum on trees. 🙂   No matter where you live in the United […]

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The 10 Wren Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

The 10 Wren Species in the United States! (ID Guide)

What species of wrens can you find in the United States?   Wrens are incredible birds and they inhabit many different habitats. Even though they are small, wrens are incredibly bold and don’t back down to other species that are much larger than them.   If you encounter one, you can expect to hear loud and complex songs. Once you know what to listen for, […]

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The 10 Types of Squirrels in the United States! (2021)

The 10 Types of Squirrels in the United States! (2021)

What types of squirrels can you find in the United States? I have found squirrels cause a range of emotions. Some individuals find them adorable and love watching their crazy antics!   But many people can’t stand having squirrels around, particularly on their bird feeders! These feeding enthusiasts are constantly battling these acrobatic rodents to keep them on the ground and away from their bird […]

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The 3 Bluebird Species Found in the United States! (2021)

The 3 Bluebird Species Found in the United States! (2021)

What types of bluebirds can you find in the United States?   Bluebirds are one of the most popular birds in the United States and have captivated people’s interest and attention for a long time. These small birds, distinguished by their beautiful blue plumage, are actually part of the thrush family (Turdidae).   And while everyone WANTS to attract bluebirds to their backyard, it’s surprisingly […]

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8 Orioles That Live in the United States! (w/ Range Maps)

8 Orioles That Live in the United States! (w/ Range Maps)

What types of orioles can you find in the United States?   Few birds get me as excited as seeing Baltimore Orioles in my backyard each spring, either sipping grape jelly or feeding on orange halves. It’s no wonder these beautiful blackbirds (Yes, all orioles are part of the Icteridae family and considered blackbirds 🙂 ) draw so much attention and are a favorite amongst […]

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16 Types of Hawks Found in the United States! (2021)

16 Types of Hawks Found in the United States! (2021)

What types of hawks can you find in the United States?     Getting the chance to see a hawk is always fun. I enjoy watching these raptors everywhere, whether I am in my backyard, hiking in the woods, or even seeing one perched on a fence while I’m driving!   After doing some research, I was amazed at all the different hawk species in […]

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Shasta Daisies 101! (NEW Guide for 2021)

Shasta Daisies 101! (NEW Guide for 2021)

Do you want to learn more about Shasta Daisies?     Well, you are not alone. Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) are incredibly common flowers and easy to find. And personally, they are one of my favorite plants because they are beautiful, easy to grow, AND attract lots of wildlife.   I’ve organized this post into the following sections: What is a Shasta Daisy? Why […]

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