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How to Participate in GBBC & Why It Matters

How to Participate in GBBC & Why It Matters

February 10, 2022

Participate in GBBC February 18–21, 2022 | https://www.birdcount.org/  

Watching birds is fun and recording what you see is extremely valuable to science, conservation and even you. Join John, Brian, and Becca Rodomsky-Bish from the Cornell lab of Ornithology as they talk about the upcoming citizen science project, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and follow up with food pairings for certain birds. 

Special guest, Becca Rodomsky-Bish from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Project Leader for the Great Backyard Bird Count. 

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

January 27, 2022

Participate in GBBC February 18–21, 2022 | https://www.birdcount.org/  

Wild Birds Unlimited is the Founding Sponsor of the Great Backyard Bird Count. This citizen-science project is for all ages and helps #SaveTheSongBirds.

Free GBBC Webinar on Wednesday, February 16, 2pm ET. Sign up to learn all about bird ID, unlocking the mystery of bird songs, and practice counting birds no matter how large the flock or busy the feeder. This webinar is designed for birders of all ages and experience—you’ll leave confident and ready to be part of the GBBC! 

Bark Butter: If You Use It, They Will Come

Bark Butter: If You Use It, They Will Come

January 13, 2022

Kick off the new year with a food that can bring more joy (over 150 species) and improve everyone’s backyard birding. In this episode, John and Brian geek out with one of their favorite bird foods, Bark Butter. They share personal feeding tips, what inchworms and Bark Butter have in common, and how you, too, will add more fun to your bird feeding hobby.  

This Year in Birding

This Year in Birding

December 30, 2021

Join Evan in this episode for a recap of the Wild Birds Unlimited 2021 Nature Centered podcasts. Thanks for listening and have a Happy New Year! 

The Birds We Love to Hate

The Birds We Love to Hate

December 16, 2021

We have the right to be choosy on birds we like and don’t like. When you feed the birds, you take what comes along with it. In this episode, John and Brian have information for you on how to deal with nuisance birds. They will help you bring the joy back to your bird feeding. Whether you really love all the birds or there are some you don’t really care for; they have solutions to help you out 

Share the Joy of Birds

Share the Joy of Birds

December 2, 2021

This is an exciting time of year! This season is not just about giving tangible gifts but spiritual gifts, too. In this episode, John and Brian are giving you some ideas and suggestions on how to share the joy of birds. As we head into the holiday season, there’s no better time to make memories with friends and family.

Backyard Birds of Prey

Backyard Birds of Prey

November 18, 2021

In this episode, John and Brian are talking about the birds of prey that you may see in your backyardWho might show up and how can you tell what they are? They are joined by a birds of prey expert, Will Schaust (yes, he is John’s sonwho shares some fun information.  You’ll learn how you can deal with any unwanted raptors and how to keep the birds in your yard safe.     

Are You Doing Your Best for the Birds?

Are You Doing Your Best for the Birds?

November 4, 2021

Are you doing your best for the birds? Are there some things you can step up or start doing in your own yard? In this episode, John and Brian discuss these questions. They explain a few actions you can take right now that will get results quicklyYou’ll learn just how simple it is to help #savethesongbirds.  

Spectacular Sparrows

Spectacular Sparrows

October 21, 2021

We tend to look right past sparrows. These little ubiquitous birds that seem to be invisible are actually quite beautiful and have some amazing feats.  In this episode, John and Brian discuss why they love sparrows and how you can attract them to your yard.  By the end of this episode, you’ll think sparrows are just as spectacular as they do!  

Are You Seasonally Savvy?

Are You Seasonally Savvy?

October 7, 2021

Now that fall is here, it’s time to start thinking about what’s best for the birds and what you can do to see more of them in your backyard. In this episode, John and Brian explain what it means to be seasonally savvy. They also discuss what to look for in your yard during this time of year and what bird behaviors you can expect to see