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​How to Identify Bird Calls This Summer

The beautiful sounds from our feathered friends are just part of what make birding a joy. Although lovely, when a bird sings, it isn’t simply a sweet song, it is actually an indicator of the type and location of the bird. Because birds are often hidden in the trees or brush, learning bird calls is a great way [...]

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​Mother’s Day Bird Hikes – Make Mom’s day special with these fun hikes

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do with Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend, then a birding hike might just be the answer! Take mom and the rest of the family to one of these local bird hikes for a very special and memorable day. To make it even more unforgettable, get mom a new pair [...]

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​Tips for Bird Photography

Those who enjoy birding, quite often take an interest in bird photography as well. It’s practically impossible not to want to capture the breathtaking colors and unique features of our feathered friends while gazing at their beauty. Many also appreciate the exhilarating challenge that comes with capturing wildlife in their nature habitats.For those just starting out, the good news [...]

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​Birding Festivals to Attend This Spring

Spring has finally sprung and that can mean only one thing – it’s birding festival season! We’ve rounded up some of the best and most exciting birding festivals happening around the country this spring, so get your binoculars and cameras ready, these are too good to miss!  NORTHWEST  Harney County Migratory Bird Festival, Burns, Oregon, April 6-9Join in on the fun [...]

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10 Favorite Bird Watching Locations Across America

On any given day in the United States millions of bird lovers are outside watching birds. Not only is bird watching a fun and enjoyable hobby, it’s a great way to get outdoors and even get some exercise too. If you’re used to enjoying the birds from your own backyard, why not explore the immense beauty of nature and [...]

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​Which Birdseed is Best?

Spotting a new or rare bird perched at the backyard bird feeder is one of life’s simple joys. Not only is it fun to watch the various birds come by for a visit, but feeding our feathered friends also helps sustain them when inclement weather makes foraging difficult. More than 50 million people in the [...]

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CHARMing Goldfinches

                                         CHARMing Goldfinches!   American Goldfinches are some of the most recognizable, friendly birds in the avian world. With their bright color and bouncy behavior, it is no wonder why a group of Goldfinches is known as [...]

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​Top 5 Bird Feeding Fails

Feeding the birds is a fun way to get to know the native birds in your area. The JCs Wildlife Team has put together five “feeding fails” to avoid. Read on for insider tips on keeping your birds happy and healthy! 1. Dirty Feeders A clean feeder equals happy birds! Sadly, a not so clean [...]

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February is National Bird Feeding Month!

In celebration of National Bird Feeding Month, we are collecting all of our best tips and tricks and sharing them with you! Look for this badge for the best updates and information focused on feeding our fine feathered friends:Want to get started now?You don't have to wait! Check out these old gems we have dusted [...]

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January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Have you heard?January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day!In our line of work we see little love for the poor rodents we call squirrels. Yet, consider the plight of the little critters-- they are an unending source of entertainment and in return we shut them down every chance we get.This poor little guy just isn't feeling [...]

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