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A simple Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding for Beginners

Backyard bird feeding can be a most enjoyable and rewarding
hobby. Not only is it enjoyable for you, but you are doing our
feathered friends a big service by helping them survive and providing
them a safe habitat to feed in.

We have a lot of really good information about backyard bird feeding
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Backyard Bird Feeding Information & Easy Tips to Attract Birds

*  Completely empty and clean seed containers before refilling.
*  Clean off any bird droppings from bird feeders.
*  Disinfect bird feeders monthly, more in hot weather.
*  Keep seed dry at all times

*  Don't use seed left over from last year, use only fresh seed.
*  If a dead bird is found near a feeder, remove and bury or burn
    it immediately.
*  Don't give un-rendered suet in hot weather.
*  Keep feeders a safe distance from house windows to avoid a
    bird accidentally flying into the glass.

*  Place netting or screens over windows if birds are flying into the panes
*  Never feed then stop in the winter.
*  Feed birds all year long if you want to.
*  Don't use grease, oil, petroleum jelly, or similar substances on
    feeder poles  or wires, these substances can harm the birds.

*  Black-oil sunflower seed is the seed most popular with the greatest
    variety of birds.
*  Mixed seed offered on the ground can attract many un-desirable birds.
*  Don't offer wild bird mixes in tube feeders, sunflower seed is great for
    tube feeders. Feed the mixes from platforms or hopper feeders.

*  Never use insecticides, pesticides or herbicides around or anywhere
    near bird feeders.
*  Have a brush pile or trees around the feeder for birds to fly to safety
*  Don't place feeders around where pets frequently roam
*  Don't feed: anything with white sugar, powdered sugar or brown sugar,
    artificial sweeteners, refined white flour, hot spices or herbs

Please select any of the links below to find out more about each specific area of backyard bird feeding you may be interested in.

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