Posts Tagged ‘birdwatching’

Friday, February 17, 2023

Keeping bird feeders safe and clean


Keeping a close eye on your feeder's House Finches can help prevent the spread of House Finch eye disease. Photo: Jennifer Lint / Great Backyard Bird Count

These simple tips can ensure your feeder is a safe source of food for birds all year long.

Feeding birds is one of the great joys for winter birders. While setting up a feeder of your own can be fun, it comes with the responsibility of keeping your feeder birds safe. Follow these tips to make sure your feeder brings your local birds as much joy as it brings you!

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

DEC Announces 13 Additions to New York State Birding Trail


On October 21, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the addition of 13 new locations to the New York State Birding Trail. These new locations bring the total number of birding trail locations across the state to 325, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.

“Fall is one of the most beautiful and scenic times to experience the outdoors in New York and it’s a prime time to visit the new State Birding Trail sites,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Birdwatching is one of New York’s fastest-growing recreation and tourism activities and these areas are open for visitors of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experience levels to enjoy. I encourage New Yorkers and visitors to take the opportunity to explore these new locations and experience the state’s world-class birding opportunities.”

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