About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Keep Birds Healthy

There are several things you can do in your yard to ensure the health of your backyard birds.

A guide to healthy bird feeding
Follow these guidelines to help your birds stay safe and healthy:

Provide multiple feeding stations in different areas of your yard. When birds crowd at feeders they can become stressed and more vulnerable to disease.
Clean your feeders frequently.
Keep seed fresh and dry.
Regularly clean the area underneath your feeders. Ask us for tidy feeding solutions.
Place feeders 10 to 12 feet from bushes so cats and other predators can't surprise birds at the feeders.
Provide fresh water and clean your bird bath regularly.
• Always wash your hands after filling or cleaning your feeders.

If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back - frequently.

Source: Educational Resources-Keeping Birds Healthy
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