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Backyard Birds

6 FAQs on “What to do upon Encountering Sick Birds”

Encountering a sick bird can be emotional. Whether it’s a visitor at your feeder or a park resident, it’s crucial to understand the situation before intervening. In this guide, we address common questions about sick birds, enabling you to navigate such encounters with knowledge and compassion. Gain insights to ensure their well-being and minimize risks

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Backyard Birds

Protect Your Backyard Birds from Disease

I have spent years studying, observing and feeding bird in my backyard. This passion for birds has led me to research and write about ways to protect backyard birds from diseases. The Growing Concern of Bird Diseases in North American Backyards We enjoy our backyard birds in countless households across North America. However, there is

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should you feed wild birds
Backyard Birds

Weighing the Scales: Should You Feed Backyard Birds?

Backyard birds feeding can brighten any day. However, the seemingly simple act of offering them food raises a complex question: are we doing them more good than harm? This note delves into the ethical considerations of feeding backyard birds, examining the arguments for and against the practice, and ultimately advocating for a responsible approach that

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Backyard Birds, Uncategorized

Worm Parasites in Backyard Birds

Worms are parasitic creatures that may seem insignificant, but their presence can wreak havoc on a bird’s health, causing discomfort, illness, and even posing potential risks to other birds and ourselves. This guide delves into the world of worms in birds, equipping you with the knowledge to safeguard your feathered friends and keep them parasite-free.

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feather lice
Backyard Birds

Feather Lice in Backyard Birds

Underneath their vibrant plumage, a hidden foe can plague our backyard birds: feather lice. These tiny, wingless insects may sound insignificant, but their presence can be a major spoiler for birds, causing discomfort, health problems, and even impacting their survival. This guide delves into the world of feather lice, equipping you with the knowledge to

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avian salmonellosis
Backyard Birds

All About Avian Salmonellosis: Protecting Your Backyard Birds

Salmonella, the notorious foodborne culprit, isn’t just for humans. Our backyard birds can fall victim to a strain of this bacterial menace called Salmonellosis. Don’t let the chirps turn into chills: this guide sheds light on the symptoms, causes, and crucial steps you can take to protect both your backyard birds and yourself from this

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avian-trichomoniasis
Backyard Birds

All About Avian Trichomoniasis: Protecting Our Backyard Birds

Avian Trichomoniasis, is a parasitic disease, caused by the microscopic protozoan Trichomonas gallinae. It lurks in the upper digestive tract of birds, wreaking havoc on their health and survival. This guide shines a light on the dangers of Trichomoniasis, equipping you with the knowledge to protect your backyard birds and ensure their continued presence. What

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Backyard Birds

All about the West Nile Virus: A guide for bird enthusiasts 

Once a small concern, the West Nile Virus has silently infiltrated our backyards, posing a growing threat to our feathered friends. This mosquito-borne virus, native to Africa, has established itself across the globe, including all 50 U.S. states. While primarily affecting rural areas in the past, the West Nile Virus is now increasingly found in

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