February 2017

 February 2017

Issue Features

Species Profile: Living with Eastern Bluebirds by Julie Zickefoose

Watcher at the Window: Lessons from Garrett, the Red-headed Woodpecker (Part II) by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: American Tree Sparrows Under the Feeder by Cathy Priebe

Photo Blog: Owls in the ’Hood by Jeff Bouton

Ask Birdsquatch: Nest Boxes and Over-feeding Suet Dough

Short Stories from Al by Al Batt


Julie Zickefoose remembers, as a child, her first encounter with eastern bluebirds, as well as lessons learned about feeding and housing them. She has been rewarded with countless fledglings, and beautiful blue "fairies" just outside her windows, even in winter. Photo by Sandy's Photos / Wikimedia.


Editor’s Note

BIRDbites: Feeding Peanuts; Zick Dough Recipe; How to Make a Pole-mounted Stovepipe Baffle

Many species adore Zick Dough, including cardinals. Photo by Julie Zickefoose.

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