Bird Mites

Bird Mite - Dermanyssus Gallinae

What Are Bird Mites? Bird mites are small parasites that you’ll find wherever you find birds and bird nests in warmer parts of the world. There are a few different species of bird mite, but the most common ones found in North America are called Demanyssus Gallinae (the chicken mite) and Ornithonyssus Sylviarum (the northern fowl mite). … Read more

Bird Watching Trips

Bird Watching Trips

Lots of people enjoy bird watching (or “birding” as it is often called). If you have not yet experienced this satisfying hobby, we recommend that you give it a try. Obviously we’re biased (or we wouldn’t have a birding website!) but those who do try birding are often amazed at the way they feel contented … Read more

Raptors – Birds Of Prey

Golden Eagle Raptor Bird

What Are Raptors Birds? Raptors are birds of prey, that is birds that hunt and eat other animals. But it’s not quite as simple as that because many birds that hunt for, and eat, meat are not raptors. There are three anatomical features that determine whether or not a bird is a raptor: The beak is … Read more

How To Keep Ants Out Of Hummingbird Feeders

Featured image for a post with tips on how to keep ants out of hummingbird feeders.

Hummingbirds are very popular visitors to backyards and one of the best ways to attract them is to put out feeders filled with nectar. Hummingbirds just love the sweet, sugary taste but unfortunately so do ants and they can be a real pain to keep away. And hummingbirds are unlikely to feed anywhere that is … Read more

Where Do Birds Sleep At Night?

Where Do Birds Sleep?

A question that new or inexperienced backyard birders will often ask is “Where do birds sleep at night?” Surprisingly maybe, the answer is not that they sleep in their nests as many people think. So Where Do Birds Sleep At Night? The real answer is that it depends. A few factors come into play – the … Read more