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Preparing Your Backyard for Winter Birding Enjoyment

Written by: George Petrides, Sr.
October 10, 2012 09:56 AM

                                  Preparing Your  Backyard for Winter Birding Enjoyment

As winter and colder temperatures approach, our “permanent-resident” birds become more noticeable and appreciated as leaves drop and migratory species move south. Some favorite, year-round species in many backyards include chickadees, titmice, Red-bellied; Pileated; Downy and Hairy woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldfinches, cardinals and House finches.

“These resident birds are well-adapted to survive colder conditions but backyard birders can help them survive in several ways”, said George Petrides, Jr., CEO of the Wild Bird Centers of America. “Maintaining full seed and suet feeders provide critical calories and nutrition; roosting boxes conserve body heat and heated bird baths help birds maintain their feathers in peak condition for maximum warmth. Planted bushes, small trees and brush piles are also vital for protection from the weather and predators”.

Need more information? Contact your local Wild Bird Center store owner who will be pleased to help you help your birds this winter season.

The Wild Bird Centers of America is a national franchise system supporting wild bird feeding and watching specialty stores and garden center dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. For information visit,, email or call (301) 841-6404.


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