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Can I feed backyard birds kitchen scraps and pantry grains?

Offering birds alternatives to traditional backyard bird food can help you save money on birdseed and offer birds food of nutritional value during times of scarcity. This article will show you the basics of feeding backyard birds, kitchen scraps, and pantry grains.  Backyard birds can eat kitchen scraps and pantry grains that otherwise would be …

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Nervous About Starting to Feed Backyard Birds? Think About It This Way

I believe that starting to feed backyard birds is a great idea and should not be complicated. Feeding birds is important, especially in the winter. This article is about how easy it should be to attract and enjoy birds in your backyard. The reward is to start a lifelong relationship with birds in the comfort …

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Do you Want to Keep Backyard Birds Coming Back to Your Feeder? Start Doing These 12 Actions Today

Suppose you have started feeding birds and are excited because birds are visiting your feeders. You are doing all the right things, but over time things get in the way of keeping up with the feeder. The next thing you know, only a few sporadic visitors show up at your feeder. Do you Want to …

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The 14 Most Popular Foods for Backyard Birds (with Pictures and Facts)

In this post, I list the 14 most popular food types for backyard birds. The list is arranged from the most to the least popular food type based on 98 bird species that regularly visit backyard feeders in North America. Preference for specific food types was obtained from reports by thousands of bird enthusiasts who …

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What Food and Feeder for What Bird: A Complete List According to the Experts

This is a guide to the preferred food and feeder type for wild birds. The guide includes 54 species of bird that visit feeders in the Southeastern region of the USA. A Summary of the most interesting findings is as follows. Hulled sunflowers seed is the favorite food for wild birds. It is consumed by …

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Tray (Platform) Bird Feeder: Types & how it works

Photo: Patricia Price/Flickr/CC by 2.0 A tray or platform bird feeder is the simplest and more versatile of all bird feeders. It consists of a square or rectangular platform (base) with side pieces to prevent the birdseed from spilling over. A tray feeder is known as a non-exclusive feeder. Unlike tube and hopper feeders, a …

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Urban Habitats

Apartment building and urban park in the city of Lima- Peru. Urban Habitats Urban habitats are composed of a mixture of trees, bushes, grasses, and bare ground interspersed with human created elements such as buildings, houses, cables, and utility posts among others. This combination of elements is found in cities and towns. Birds adapted to …

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