Birds

Ricky and Lucy Update

A lot has happened over the last few months, and we thought it would be nice to give you all an update on how Ricky and Lucy are doing.  First of all, they are doing good.  They survived the stress of Harvey and have been on a journey since then staying with beloved staff as a temporary home until we re-open.  They are adjusting well and look healthy and happy.  Birds seem to be like children; they are resilient and make it through tough times with laughter and smiles, or should one say happy chirping.   We will continue to keep you updated on the birds, and post a picture of them now and then.  We love Ricky and Lucy, and we know you do to!

Birds, Books and Beyond

An interactive program presented by Houston Audubon Society featuring live hawks and owls! Come learn about birds, bird conservation and migration.

Date: Wednesday, June 28

Time: 3:00 p.m.

For ages 5-11

Space is limited. Free tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to program. Children must be able to sit through program on their own; adults and younger siblings will be admitted on a space available basis.

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For the Birds

It’s Spring!  The air is warmer.  The sun is a bit brighter.  And we seems to notice the birds a lot more.  Well, maybe I should say that I notice birds more.

Now I don’t know much about birds and there are few species I can recognize without referring to a guidebook.  But birding is a growing activity in the United States.  Maybe because it doesn’t take special equipment -- just binoculars, maybe a camera, a notebook to write down the species seen, maybe a guidebook.  Or maybe birding is growing because baby boomers like myself are retiring and have more time to go for walks in parks and woods.  Or maybe because birds are just beautiful and are lovely to hear.
 

Bird Haven for Earth Day

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life.  A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back.  I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months.  As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.
 

THIS IS FOR THE BIRDS

Birds are all around us in such amazing quantity and variety.  Right now there could be a Cedar Waxwing or Great Crested Flycatcher or a Northern Flicker right outside the window, but unless we take the time to look for them, we often fail to appreciate these beautiful wonders of nature that share our environment.  

Now That You Are Aware of Squirrels, How to You Keep Them Away From Your Bird Feeder?

October is Squirrel Awareness Month


In last week’s blog I cited Bill Adler, Junior’s book Outwitting Squirrels. In it he offers advice on deterring squirrels by means mechanical and odorous. I promised more information on keeping squirrels out of your bird feeder, and here it is:

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