With the right feeder setup, winter can be one of the best — and coziest — seasons for bird watching.
You can read all about Adirondack birds here, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has put together this list of articles on bird feeding how, why, and what to dos:
- Best feeder? Here’s how to choose.
- Which foods? Favorite foods of many common species.
- Bird food basics. A guide to the main types of bird food.
- Water. It’s easy to offer a birdbath, even in winter.
- Sanitation. How and how often to clean your feeders.
- Survival. How do birds survive frigid temperatures?
- Squirrels? Top 9 squirrel strategies.
- Who’s the boss? When 136 species show up at a feeder, which one wins?
- Why do we feed birds anyway? A Q&A with experts.
You can make your backyard birds count by joining Project FeederWatch this winter. You’ll have more fun with your feeders — and help scientists keep track of changes in bird populations.
Photo of Tutfted Titmouse by Nicolas Main/Macaulay Library.