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Coopers Hawk vs. Sharp-Shinned Hawk Identification

Best techniques for Coopers Hawk and Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter identification. Adult and juvenile photos with labeled ID field marks. Silhouettes, more.

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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binoculars Review

The Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binoculars are one of the best bird watching binoculars in the mid-price range, especially in the 10x42 size. Here's our review.

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Make Hummingbird Food Nectar - Stop Buying It

Make your own hummingbird food and save 95%! It's better for the hummingbirds, just as easy to mix, no red dye needed. Here is simple recipe to make.

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The Ultimate Warbler Field Identification Guide

The Warbler Guide is a must-have bird identification resource. Includes over 1,000 photos of all warbler species, sonograms, confusing fall warblers, more

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It's a Shame These Birds Had To Die. Even a Piece of String Can Kill.

Marine debris kills thousands of birds, marine mammals, fish, reptiles each year. What can you do to stop it? These photos and video are shocking, but reality.

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Wingscapes BirdCam vs Trail Camera Review - Which Is Best?

Here is a comparison review of the Wingscapes BirdCam Pro vs a Trail Camera. Which is best for taking photos and videos of birds and/or large animals?

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How To Keep Ants Out Of Your Hummingbird Feeder

Here are tips for keeping ants, wasps & bees out of hummingbird feeders, including reviews of the best products - moats, traps, guards and how to DIY.

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Binoculars with Camera and Video Built-In - Any Good?

Digital binoculars with camera and video have their pros and cons. Review of current camera binocular models including Bushnell, Vivitar, Barska, Sony

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Homemade Squirrel Baffle for Bird Feeders & Bird Houses

Here is a simple homemade squirrel baffle for bird feeders & bird houses. Easy installation with wrap-around baffle design keeps predators out.

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Bird House Hole Guard for Squirrels and other Pests

Simple, DIY bird house hole guard. Here's how to add an squirrel guard to your wood bird house to keep them from chewing out the entrance hole.

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How to Build a Bird House from a Tree Log

How to build a bird house from hollowing out a tree log. Great for cavity nesters such as bluebirds, tree swallows, kestrels, wood ducks & more.

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Fancy Bird Feeder Plans with Cedar Shingled Roof

From basic to fancy bird feeder plans with added hinged cedar-shingled roof, copper roof cap and splined miter joints for your homemade bird feeder.

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Partial Albino White Crowned Sparrow

Q: I live in the Piney Woods region of northeast Texas (e/of Paris). I have several white crowned sparrows at the feeder but I just noticed this bird

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Free Bluebird House Plans Keeps Nestlings Cool

Free bluebird house plans designed for cooling the interior of the box during hot weather. Wood construction with unique heat convection design.

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Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Pole System & Baffle

We found this as the best squirrel proof bird feeder pole to keep the squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons from stealing seed - unique floating squirrel baffle.

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Top 10 Essential Bird Watching Gear and Resources

Recommended bird watching gear, equipment, supplies, tips and resources. How to choose bird watching binoculars, bird seed, bird house plans and more.

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Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Review & Comparison Chart

Comparison review of the best squirrel proof bird feeders including Brome Squirrel Buster, Droll Yankee Flipper, Absolute II, Stop-A-Squirrel and more.

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Nikon Monarch Binoculars Comparison Review

Nikon Monarch binoculars review and comparison of ATB, Monarch 3, 5, 7 and Monarch X Models. What's the difference between them? Which one is best for bird watching?

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Funny Bird Videos - Moonwalking bird, more!

Favorite funny bird videos: Red-capped Manakin Moonwalking bird, Lyre Bird, Birds of Paradise, more!

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A Unique Bird Watching Book

I've read a lot of bird watching books and came across this one that was a little different than most. Not simply an bird ID or biology-reference type guide book, but an interesting mix of story-telling, beautiful illustrations, natural history and simply a love of birds. Give it a look (click on the link below) and see what you think. Oh and just FYI, it's not just about bluebirds. :-)
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

Hummingbird Migration - On the Backs of Geese?

Hummingbird migration maps, when to put up and take down feeders, do they ride on geese, nectar corridors, how long they fly without stopping and more.

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All About Birds of Prey - AKA Raptors

Learn birds of prey characteristics, raptor families, accipiters, falconcs, eagles, owls, kites, vultures and more

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Best Birding Apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch &Android Review

Must have birding apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, including iBird Explorer Pro, Peterson, Sibley, Audubon, National Geographic and BirdsEye bird watching apps.

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Heated Bird Bath Keeps Water Unfrozen Even At -20 F

Our favorite heated bird bath keeps the water from freezing, even at temperatures below -20 F. Birds love it during the winter months next to birdfeeders..

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Bird Bath Heaters and De-Icers Keep Bird Baths Ice-Free

Best bird bath heater inserts and de-icers to keep your bird baths ice-free during the winter months, as low as -20 F. Low operating cost, only $1-3/month.

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Free Platform Bird Feeder Plans

Here are easy to build platform bird feeder plans that will attract a wide variety of birds and is easy to keep clean. Mesh bottom to keep seeds dry.

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Green Heron ID and Life History

Green heron bird identification, habitat, nests, eggs, diet, unique behavior of baiting fish and more.

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Free Bird Feeder Plans - Easy Step By Step Instructions

Free bird feeder plans for platform, hopper, hummingbird, suet, more. Complete layout plans, detailed instructions, photos of each step. Easy to build with little tools.

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Found an Injured Bird? Here's What To Do

If you found an injured bird, there are several ways to help it survive. Here's what to do and, more importantly, what not to do. The best thing to do is

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Found A Baby Bird? Here's What To Do

Vital things to do if you found a baby bird or injured bird. What to feed a baby bird and what not to, when to call a wildlife rehabilitator and more

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Nikon Monarch 5
Best mid-priced bird watching binoculars. Waterproof, shockproof, multi-coated ED-Glass.
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No batteries, adjustable, easy to clean...and no squirrels!
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