Tag: birds



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



For The Early Birds Hike

Join local bird experts Bob Quaccia, with Rogue Valley Audubon, and Frank Lospalluto, with Klamath Bird Observatory, to view the spring birds of Table Rocks. Learn I.D. tips and conservation information. Bring binoculars and I.D. books if you desire. Space is limited to 15 individuals. Hikes are FREE but reservations are required. ... Read More
April 23, 2016Caroline



All About Hummingbirds

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 humming sound of their wings, as they beat up to 200 times per second signals their presence. Often you only catch a glimpse ... Read More
April 12, 2016Marie Uhtoff
niger sock feeder


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
Bird Walk


Join Northwest Nature Shop's expert birder Terence Philippe for a series of local bird walks. Spring marks the return of longer days and also heralds the return of many birds that migrate south during the winter. It’s also the beginning of nesting season for many of these returning birds. So ... Read More
February 2, 2016Caroline
Cone Style Baffle


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, 2015Northwest Nature Shop


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 to provide food, shelter and ... Read More
March 11, 2015Northwest Nature Shop



Klamath Basin Birding

If you havenʼt yet visited the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges during the waterfowl migration period now is the time to go! The sheer number and variety of birds throughout the basin is awe inspiring! The waterfowl migration is nearing its peak from mid-March through mid-April, and the eagles and ... Read More
February 15, 2015Northwest Nature Shop


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 non-native species, like house sparrows and the European starling, has led to an ... Read More
February 15, 2015Northwest Nature Shop
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Bird Feeding Tips

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, 2014Northwest Nature Shop