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Participate in the 25th Annual Great Back Yard Bird Count February 18-21, 2022 – great family activity!  Please visit the official website at:  http://gbbc.birdcount.org/about/ for more information.   

  • Put out apple pieces, raisins soaked in water, grapes & other fruit in hanging fruit feeders or open trays to attract American robin, cedar waxwing, finches & mockingbirds.
  • Provide birds with a supply of high fat, high-calorie food like nyjer, peanuts, Winter Supreme Blend and suet to help them stay warm. These foods are especially important in extreme cold or when there is a heavy snowfall.
  • Install a clear plastic weather dome to protect tube feeders from rain and snow.
  • Put out suet and mealworms to attract insect-eating birds like northern flickers, downy woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, wrens, bushtits, kinglets and yellow-rump warblers.
  • Continue to supply fresh water in a heated bird bath or add a de-icer to a frost-proof bird bath to ensure a steady supply of water.
  • Empty old seed before refilling feeders. Clean bird feeders and bird baths at least once a month with a weak bleach solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water to help prevent the spread of disease.
  • Get more tips to keep your birds healthy at https://reno.wbu.com
  • Store bird food in a sealed container and keep in a cool dry place to prevent spoilage.
  • Install a customized Wild Birds Unlimited bird feeding station where you can easily enjoy the birds it attracts.  It can be installed in the ground, on a deck railing or on a hard surface like a patio, wooden deck or pavers.
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