Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $79,475
93%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 93%!! Less than $5.6k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: birdfeeders

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Birdfeeders Can Both Help And Harm Bird Populations

    04/07/2008 2:49:22 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 86+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-7-2008 | Ecological Society of America
    Birdfeeders Can Both Help And Harm Bird PopulationsAttractive feeders can become ecological traps, encouraging birds to settle in an area that cannot support them once supplemental feeding has stopped. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrew Howe) ScienceDaily (Apr. 7, 2008) — Millions of people tend bird feeders in their backyards each year, often out of a desire to help the animals. But a new survey of research on the topic finds that feeding may not always bring a positive outcome for the birds. In many cases, bird feeding was shown to have immediate positive outcomes. A number of studies indicated, for example, that chicks...
  • Worried About Squirrels In The Bird Feeder?

    10/07/2005 5:43:56 PM PDT · by arjay · 50 replies · 1,530+ views
    Unk
    A little light hearted distraction. I received this in an email today. I searched, but found no other thread, so here it is. Enjoy. This is my first photo posting in about 7 years, so I hope it works properly.
  • Creating A Bird Sanctuary In Your Yard

    03/05/2005 8:07:37 AM PST · by sweetliberty · 1,520 replies · 8,568+ views
    March 5, 2005 | sweetliberty
    .As it turned out, the previous thread on this topic generated a lot of interest and several people recommended doing it as a regular thread, so here is the second installment. How you go about creating a bird sanctuary in your yard, or outdoor space, will depend on a number of givens, some which can modified, and others over which you have no control. One of these is geographical location or climate zone. If you live in the Colorado Rockies, you are not going to attract Cardinals, no matter how many black oil sunflower seeds you put out, and...