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The Bluebirds Are Back!

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Mountain and Western Bluebirds are returning for the summer.  Why so early?  Bluebirds are a neo-tropical migrating songbird and return to our mountains when there is food like insects available.  It may still be winter but with the warm days … Read more

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Choosing The Right Bird House

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Early spring is a good time to put up bird houses which are called nest boxes before the birds are ready to start building their nests. Not all birds nest in boxes and rear their birds in a house.  Common … Read more

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Hummingbird Feeders

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Feeding Hummingbirds in the summer is fun.  They seems to go a million miles an hour, fighting among themselves and can drain a feeder in a day.  The hummingbird’s long, thin beak is used for inserting into the center of … Read more

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Why Don’t I See Any Birds At My Bird Feeder?

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Early spring when the Neotropical migrating birds like Bluebirds, Warblers, Vultures and more are returning to Pagosa Springs they are starving from their long flight from the south; sometimes from as far as South America. These birds will flock at your … Read more

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Which Wild Bird Feeder Should I Use?

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Well, that depends.  I will review a few styles of wild bird seed feeders and share why they are a great feeder and some of their shortcomings. For the first time bird feeder a general, all purpose, not expensive feeder like … Read more

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Winter Bird List

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Below is my winter Project Feederwatch birding list of bird species. Project Feederwatch is a citizen science program run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Two consecutive days a week throughout the winter one counts all the birds at their feeders and … Read more

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What is Nyjer Wild Bird Seed?

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Nyjer bird seed is from a annual, yellow flowering herb grown in Asia and Africa.  The Nyjer seed often called a thistle which is considered a noxious weed in Colorado.  It is not and is much loved by finches.  It is a very … Read more

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2014 Weminuche Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count Summary

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The Weminuche Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count ended up with a total of 61 species and 5,247 individual birds! 52 volunteers spent a total of 57 hours and drove 394 miles within the 15 mile count circle looking for and … Read more

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Great Backyard Bird Count

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Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since then, more … Read more

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Project FeedWatch has started!

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  Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit bird feeders throughout North America. Participants count all the birds at they see at their feeders 2 consecutive days a week. This citizen science field program runs  from  mid … Read more

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