Have you heard of the Great Backyard Bird Count? It’s an annual event that takes place the week of Valentine’s Day where you can help track wild birds in your backyard.
Here at Yeagers, we love our feathered friends and have a lot of tips to help you with all your birdwatching questions.
Great Backyard Bird Count
In 1998 the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society created the Great Backyard Bird Count. This was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results for others to see.
More than 160,000 people join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. With your help, you can help scientists understand the migration patterns of birds as well as help with extinction awareness.
Click HERE to learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Watch and how you can sign up to help!
Make your yard bird friendly with Birdscaping
Do you love to bird watch but don’t know how to attract birds to your yard? No worries! The team at Yeagers has everything you need to get ready for the best bird party on the block! Birds need three basic things right now: Water, Food and Shelter.
Water – Running or dripping water is a magnet for birds. It can be a pond, wide mouth bowl or birdbath. Make sure to clean it out at least once a week and keep it filled.
Food – Give your feathered friends something to eat. Clean and fill feeders regularly. Having bird feeders and suet cages can help keep your food off the ground and up where the birds feel more secure. Yeagers carries a wide assortment of different types of seed, nuts and suet. Come by and let us help you welcome the types of birds you want.
Shelter – Having bushes and evergreens in your yard encourages birds to stay around a while and build nests. Of course a bird house doesn’t hurt either. Mount bird houses to the side of trees or your home to keep the birds away from dreaded predators.