Beginners Backyard Bird Blog! – Index By Blog Topics

Beginners Backyard Bird Blog! – Index By Blog Topics

Welcome to Bird Watching Made Easy! In this backyard bird blog, I focus on all things related to watching, feeding and caring for backyard birds and, thereby, making bird watching easier for beginners!

My Backyard

My own backyard bird watching experiences are the primary basis of my backyard bird blog. I also enjoy sharing photos of beautiful birds in the blog and share fun facts about their unique behaviors.

However, sometimes the birds we see along the roadways and in parks are just as fun as the ones who visit our backyards.  Therefore, they find their place in the backyard bird blog as well.

My Backyard Birds

Backyard Bird Blog picture of Bushtit on feeders
Photo by Bushtits, by KScott Catron,

At my backyard bird feeders in Texas, I attract Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Northern Cardinals, Northern Mockingbirds, House Sparrows, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, Benwick’s Wrens, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and the occasional rascal Brown Headed Cowbird.

Even though none of these birds are exotic, I love seeing them daily and observing what they are doing. I expect most, if not all, beginner bird watchers will enjoy the daily visitors to their backyards too. Actually, any bird that can be easily seen as you travel through life can become a topic in Bird Watching Made Easy.

Backyard Bird Blog – Topical Index for Bird Watching Made Easy

I blog about all kinds of topics about the birds you see daily in your backyard or along roadways. Some sample questions, but nowhere near all, that I will cover in this backyard bird blog will include:

Backyard Bird Blog - Cardinal
Photo: Red Bird Landing On A Bird Feeder, by Falling Leaves Wood Works

Wild Bird Basics

For instance, I’ll address questions such as, do birds sleep? Are any bird myths actually true? How do I make decorations for holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving for wild birds to eat? Do birds get dependent on bird feeders and lose the ability to forage for food?

  1. Benefits of Feeding Birds
  2. Do Birds Find Bird Feeders

Attracting Wild Birds

Questions like, what is a bird friendly backyard that wild birds will like, and additionally, birds will want to set up house/nest in or close to? Which of my plants and beautiful flowers will attract birds? What are the very worst things wild birds can see in my backyard, and likewise, what are the best?

  1. Wild Bird Watching Fast Start
  2. Do Birds Find Bird Feeders
  3. Small Bird Feeders for RV Travel
  4. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

Backyard Bird Watching and Optics Tips

Similarly, how close can I put bird feeders to my windows, so I can see the birds up close? Also, what is a bird feeding station and why should I consider having one? Should I have binoculars?

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Bird Feeders and Feeding Stations

Backyard Bird Blog - Feed Station
Backyard Feeding Station Outside My Den Window

Questions such as, what type of bird feeders do birds like, and additionally, of the many types of food, which should I use will be answered in the backyard bird blog.  Also, how do I make bird food that my wild birds will like and is healthy?

  1. Benefits of Feeding Birds
  2. Wild Bird Watching Fast Start
  3. Do Birds Find Bird Feeders
  4. Small Bird Feeders For RV Travel
  5. Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder Review
  6. Yellow Sunflower Basket Wire Mesh Bird Feeder Review
  7. Stokes 3-in-1 Combo Tube Bird Feeders
  8. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

Bird Seed and Other Bird Food

Which birds like which seed or bird food?  Should different food be made available to birds during different seasons?  What seeds can be used in which feeders?

  1. Wild Bird Watching Fast Start
  2. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

Bird Baths and Fountains

Do birds have specific needs in bird baths?  What shoud you look for when purchasing a bird bath?  How about a fountain that will provide water for the birds?

Gardening For Birds

What types of flowers will attract which birds?  Are some locations better than others?  Should bird feeders be in the garden or nearby?  How about a birdbath?

Shelter From Predators & Bird Houses

What predators do my birds need protection from, and more important, how do I help protect birds from predators? How do threatened or agitated birds behave? In addition, what bird houses and other shelter should I provide?

  1. Benefits of Feeding Birds
  2. Wild Bird Watching Fast Start
  3. Do Birds Find Bird Feeders

Bird Nesting and Nesting Boxes

What do birds need for nesting?  Are there particular birds that like nesting boxes?  Do nesting boxes come in different sizes?

  1. Wild Bird Watching Fast Start

Identifying Wild Birds

Additionally, how do colors and field markers help me identify a mystery bird and, furthermore, what are field markers? What behaviors should I watch for? Are apps like Merline Bird ID easy to use?

  1. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

Species Specific Markers, Regions and Behavior

Backyard Bird Blog- picture of Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird

For example, do woodpeckers prefer certain trees and ignore others? What do orioles eat? What migration routes do hummingbirds use? Also, how do cowbirds take care of their young? In the same way, there are many interesting behaviors can be explored about unusual bird species, as well as common ones.

  1. Do Birds Find Bird Feeders
  2. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

 

Product Reviews:

  1. Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder Review
  2. Yellow Sunflower Basket Wire Mesh Bird Feeder Review
  3. Stokes 3-in-1 Combo Tube Bird Feeders

References

What are recommendations for books?  How about phone apps and computer websites?  How do I use Field Guide when identifying birds?

Those and many more topics and questions will be covered in the backyard bird blog, Bird Watching Made Easy!

  1. Baltimore, Bullock’s and Northern Orioles:  Famile Ties

Keep the Birds Coming

I want to help bird lovers new and old, or should I say beginners and experienced, to enjoy the benefits of backyard bird watching.  In particular, I want to share with you what I have learned about keeping the birds visiting my backyard! I love to explore and watch not only birds that are new to me, but also birds that frequently visit my backyard.

Bird Watching Made Easy, a backyard bird blog, will help you accomplish the best backyard bird watching experience possible. I especially love the tips and unique information I get to share about my lovely birds, and so will you!

Comments

What do you think of Bird Watching Made Easy?  Do you have a question, or something you would like to learn in future posts?  Are there pictures or stories you would like to share from your birding experience? Leave comments below and I promise to respond to every comment timely!

All the best,

JoAnn

Author of Bird Watching Made Easy

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2 Replies to “Beginners Backyard Bird Blog! – Index By Blog Topics”

  1. I have some Oriole pics You may be interested in to do with as you wish. I am a member of backyard bird-watching and feeders.

    1. Hi Devin Ayrault,

      I am very interested in your Oriole pictures. I am writing the article now and hope to have it out this week or next. Please forward them to me at:

      joann@birdwatchingmadeeasy.com

      Please put in the subject line that these are pics of Orioles.

      I’ll be in touch to discuss them and the process with you. I’m very excited to see your pictures. If your pictures are published, you will be given credit for the picture and Backyard Bird-Watching and Feeders will be mentioned.

      Thanks.
      Happy Bird Watching – JoAnn

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