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Top 10 Backyard Questions

Between the telephone calls, regular mail, and e-mail, we get about 500 bird questions a year here at Bird Watcher's Digest. Not all of them are ones we're hearing for the first time. On the web, the concept of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, is well-known, and incredibly helpful both for the answer seeker and the answer giver. Culled from our mail piles and question files, here are the top 10 most frequently asked backyard bird questions.

Top Ten Weird Things to Feed Birds

Sunflower seed may be the hamburger of the bird world, but don't you sometimes get bored scooping the same old seed out of those 50-pound bags? We'll never know if the birds get bored, too. But just in case they are yawning at your feeder offerings, I've got a few suggestions to help you break out of the old feeder routine.

Top 10 Tips for Attracting Birds with Water

Water is a great way to attract birds. During spring and fall migration, when species not normally found in your area are passing through, an attractive birdbath will compel them stop to bathe or drink.

Reasons to go to a Bird Festival

If you've never attended a birding festival and wonder what all the fuss is about, here are 10 good reasons to try one.


Bird Feeding - Section Extras

More Bird Feeding Features

BWD editor Bill Thompson, III, explores some of the special species, bird families, and groups that visit our feeders along with how we can offer them things they need and want so we get to enjoy them more often.

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