October 2016

 October 2016

Issue Features

Species Profile: Purple Finch or House Finch? by Dawn Hewitt

Watcher at the Window: How Weather Affects What Birds Eat by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: Squirrel-proof Misery Solved by Dan O'Shields

Photo Blog: City Yard, Country Yard, in Southern Indiana by Andi Haynes Avery

Ask Birdsquatch: Is It Okay to Feed Birds?

Where Does a Woodpecker Store Its Long Tongue? by Tom Gatz

Two Short Stories by Al Batt

'Little Betty,' the Backyard Hummingbird

Depending on where you live in North America, a strawberry-red finch at your feeder might be a house finch, a purple finch, or a Cassin’s finch. Learn how to tell them apart. Purple finch by Alan D. Wilson / Wikimedia.

Departments

Editor’s Note

BIRDbites: Suet Tips and Tricks

BIRDbites: Suet Feeder Types

White-breasted nuthatch is one of many backyard bird species that is very attracted to suet. Photo by dreamstime.com.

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