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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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It's Peanut Butter (Not Jelly) Time! National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th!

Posted by Mackenzie Chapman on 23rd Jan 2019

It’s National Peanut Butter Day! January 24th is the day to eat a spoonful (or whole jar) of the tasty food spread we all know as peanut butter. It has been enjoyed by people commercially since the 19th century, but humans aren’t the only species that love this delectable treat! Birds also have a thing for peanut butter. Birds love our Pine Tree Farms Peanut Butter Suet! Peanut butter is not only nutritional, but also packed full of energy for the birds. These peanut butter suet cakes will
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Get Ready for Squirrel Appreciation Day 2K19!

Posted by Mackenzie Chapman on 18th Jan 2019

Today is the day to appreciate all 200+ species of squirrels! Squirrel Appreciation Day is observed annually on January 21. Squirrels can provide some quality entertainment when they aren't trying to sabotage our bird feeders. Though we try to shut down their evil plots at every chance by purchasing Pine Tree Farms Hot Pepper Suet Cakes,Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders, or even some Cole's Flaming Squirrel Seed Sauce, squirrels are still comical creatures. Squirrels, and birds too, will find o
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