Category: Birds and Backyards

Birds and backyards

02solareclipse2016

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Jul2017
by Harry Nehls On August 21 a total eclipse of the sun will pass eastward over the central sections of Oregon. This event has generated considerable interest among humans. But what effect will the eclipse have on local wildlife? On February 26, 1979, a total eclipse passed directly over Portland, allowing ... Read More
July 1, 2017Marie Uhtoff

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Apr2016

All About Hummingbirds

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Written by Chris Uhtoff of the Northwest Nature Shop Hummingbirds are almost a magical presence in the garden, like the famous pixie Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. The unusual ... Read More
April 12, 2016Marie Uhtoff
niger sock feeder

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Apr2016
Niger Thistle (Nyjer Seed) is the most popular bird seed for goldfinches and pine siskins. This article covers what birds particularly like Niger Thistle, the seeds history and the best ways to feed niger seed. Written by Chris Uhtoff of the Northwest Nature Shop The popular finch seed Niger ( Guizotia abyssinica ... Read More
April 11, 2016Marie Uhtoff
trilliumjpg-3c5623507490a13c

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Mar2016
Written by Steve Harvey Have you ever had you breath taken away by the sight of a summer meadow in bloom?  The lush and richly varied colors of a meadow filled with summer's wildflowers or a carpet of flowers in a shaded forest glen are sights that most ... Read More
March 24, 2016Marie Uhtoff
WoodLink Bluebird House BB1

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Feb2016
Written by Northwest Nature Shop Expert Birder Terence Philippe Spring is just around the corner, and so it’s a good time to prepare your yard for the arrival of our spring and summer birds. Follow this blog where ... Read More
February 12, 2016Caroline
Cone Style Baffle

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Nov2015
Written By Chris Uhtoff Since bird seed has gotten more expensive, keeping squirrels away from birdfeeders has taken on more importance for many people. If squirrels are becoming your backyard nemesis there are a variety of methods to keep feeders squirrel free; and all are simple solutions for protecting birdfeeders. The first ... Read More
November 25, 2015admin
Landscapebirds-1_blog

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Mar2015
If you’re planning any spring landscaping or yard projects don’t forget the birds! You can transform your yard into a beautiful and bird friendly environment with a few simple steps. Most of the songbirds that frequent our feeders also rely upon trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses ... Read More
March 11, 2015admin
birdhouse

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Feb2015
A Landlord's Guide to Getting Started By Treasa Runzi Bluebirds are native to the North American landscape. The last couple of centuries, their natural habitat has dwindled due to increases of urban, agricultural, and industrial developments. The introduction of ... Read More
February 15, 2015admin

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Jan2015

Hummers in the Winter

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We are fortunate to have cute little Anna's around throughout the winter. Be sure and give them an energy boost during this cold weather by hanging a feeder. You'll gain hours of pleasure watching these colorful winter residents and do them a favor by providing them a much needed energy ... Read More
January 28, 2015admin
Seed Hoop Medium

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Nov2014

Bird Feeding Tips

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Find solace and splendor in nature by watching birds feed at your backyard wild bird feeding station.  Here are our expert bird feeding tips for attracting birds to your backyard: 1.  Provide a variety of feeders The most universally eaten birdseed at a backyard bird feeder is black oil sunflower seed.  Provide ... Read More
November 20, 2014admin