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Wildlife-Friendly Water Features for Your Backyard

13th Sep 2019

If you’re looking to upgrade your backyard garden or patio, consider the addition of wildlife-friendly water features. A small or large wildlife-friendly water feature will attract animals that will keep your backyard landscape flourishing. It can also be a delightful and mesmerizing centerpiece for your garden and a source of entertainment for your family and visitors. These water features don’t have to fully replicate a natural one but can be designed and shaped to look modern and contemp
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Would You Like To Be a Citizen Scientist?

Posted by Amanda Joest on 30th Aug 2019

JCs Wildlife does a lot of research. A lot. When your company consists of making and selling products that birds and wildlife depend on, as well as answering questions and sharing information, research should be a high priority.One of my favorite resources is the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. Their All About Birds pages are invaluable when I am writing or fielding questions from customers.Cornell also has a “Citizen Scientist” program called NestWatch. NestWatch allows birders at any
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Hummingbird Migration

Posted by Amanda on 16th Aug 2019

Several years ago we posted information about Hummingbird Fall Migration, but did you know that since that time the Hummingbird Guide has taken on the ambitious task of documenting Hummingbird “last sightings”? Similar to the interactive maps available for first sightings in the spring, they request birders to send in information on when they spot the last Hummingbirds of the season.Check out their in-depth article about Hummingbird Migration and add your sightings using their observation form h
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Summer Bird Feeding Tips and Tricks!

Posted by Amanda on 2nd Aug 2019

As the temperature climbs higher, our yards tend to fill with the sounds of birds. Yet summer feeding is often a challenge for even the most experienced birders. Here are some tricks of the trade, along with a few facts and myths:Tip: Start early. Even common summer birds, such as Hummingbirds and Orioles, sometimes require time to assimilate to a new feeder. One of the biggest complaints we face in the summer months are when birders set up a new feeder or new food and the birds just stop visiti
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Sparrow Nests

Posted by Amanda Joest on 7th Mar 2019

As spring slooooooowly approaches, I find that I am getting more and more questions regarding birdhouses and nest boxes. That alone is not unusual for me. What I have found surprising is that for the first time ever, I am getting requests from customers who want to attract nesting Sparrows.The response to this inquiry is a tricky one, as there is no real cut-and-dry answer.Attracting Nesting SparrowsSparrows do not usually nest in birdhouses or nest boxes. Those seeking to attract a nestin
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