Hungry pine siskins swamp a backyard feeder. Photo by Shutterstock.

Seven Reasons the Winter of 2020-2021 is Predicted to Be Good for Bird Feeding

Every winter, as darkness and cold surround the northern latitudes, many birds that nest in the great boreal forest—including hawks, owls, and songbirds—head south to find more abundant food sources. And each fall, a team of ornithologists combines reports of northern tree production (such as pinecones and bugs) and rodent populations, and combines this information with bird watchers' recent observations to forecast irruptions and other bird movements in the months to come. This winter looks promising for those who feed birds.
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