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Save Birds? Plant Trees!

Save Birds? Plant Trees!

September 22, 2022

Can you really save birds and increase your health by planting trees? What about the secret to successfully planting a tree in your yard? We met with Pete Smith from the Arbor Day Foundation to answer these questions and more.  

Sharing Survival Strategies

Sharing Survival Strategies

September 8, 2022

Where have all your birds gone? Why isn’t your food being eaten? It’s all about the cache. That’s right, caching is taking place as birds start to prepare for winter; among other survival strategies. How can you help? What neat activities might you spy? John and Brian are here to tell you. 

Pursuing Purple Martins

Pursuing Purple Martins

August 25, 2022

John and Brian discuss how to attract Purple Martins to your yard, how to be a good landlord for them, and how to help martins even if you don’t provide housing for them. They also dispel some myths about these amazing aerialists.

Water. More Important than Ever.

Water. More Important than Ever.

August 11, 2022

John and Brian welcome back special guest David Mizejewski, Naturalist for the National Wildlife Federation, to discuss the importance of water to birds and wildlife plus the simplicity of what that looks like whatever the size of your “yard.”   

Bird Feeding Then & Now

Bird Feeding Then & Now

July 28, 2022

With decades of experience John & Brian discuss bird feeding from its humble beginnings almost a century ago, the amazing value that has been added to the hobby for both people and birds, as well as what the future holds. Could bird feeding vending machines be just around the corner? Plus, a surprise visit from a Red-headed Woodpecker that steals the show. 

Don’t Stop Now! Perks of Summer Feeding.

Don’t Stop Now! Perks of Summer Feeding.

July 14, 2022

Some people choose to not feed in the summer, but what are they missing? A whole lot it turns out. John and Brian make a case for helping your birds by providing key supplemental nutrition, as well as attracting more birds and seeing behaviors you’d otherwise miss. 

World’s Smartest Birds?

World’s Smartest Birds?

June 30, 2022

John and Brian bring fun and amazing examples of why crows and ravens are arguably the world's smartest birds. They discuss studies from some folks who have studied them for decades and introduce one whose fulltime job is taking care of one family group of ravens. 

Birding by Ear: Getting Started

Birding by Ear: Getting Started

June 16, 2022

Do you know bird calls? John and Brian bet you know more than you realize. In this episode they bring the energy and expert tips to inspire anyone to take bird watching and listening to the next level.  

A Note About Bird Song

A Note About Bird Song

June 2, 2022

In the episode, John and Brian share about bird dads and their vocal secrets to success. They discuss why bird dads sing, what they are saying and how they learned their song. Plus, how did noise pollution and the quiet of the pandemic affect singing birds?  

A Gathering of the Flock - WBU Store Owner Stories

A Gathering of the Flock - WBU Store Owner Stories

May 19, 2022

In this episode, John & Brian recorded live from the Wild Birds Unlimited annual conference where our store owners gathered for their annual migration to refresh, learn and find new treasures. You’ll hear some fun as well as heart-warming store owner stories. Who knows? Maybe one of them is from your neck of woods (or backyard).