All About Hummingbirds—Facts and Tips for Pictures with the Birdcam

April 1, 2014

Of the 338 hummingbird species in the world, 18 are commonly seen in the United States. These spend the winter in Central America and breed in the United States and Canada. Most hummingbirds are only 3 to 4 inches long. Hummingbirds generally weigh between one tenth and one quarter of an ounce. These little flying jewels are always popular in gardens and yards, and their readiness to visit hummingbird feeders makes them a popular subject for bird watchers and photographers alike. Read More

13 Tips for Attracting Spring Birds

March 4, 2014

Put out mealworms for a great source of protein and way to attract birds that don't typically eat seed, such as orioles, warblers, phoebes and vireos. If you aren't having a lot of bird activity, check out your feeders. Are they clean? After a storm, seed can get moldy and keep birds away. Also, dirty feeders spread disease such as salmonella. Use a mild solution of bleach and water or anti-bacterial soap to clean out your feeders and make sure they dry thoroughly before you refill them with seed. Read More

Spring Bird Photography – Nesting

February 25, 2014

As the nesting season approaches, signs of increased domesticity in the local and returning birdlife abound. The construction of nests, the laying and incubating of the eggs, and the hatching and growth of young are among the most remarkable events in nature. But for all this activity, how much do any of us really witness? Read More

Capturing Winter Birds with Your BirdCam - Photography Tips

November 29, 2013

Using your BirdCam during the winter months can result in stunning bird images and videos. Birds' plumage stands in stark contrast to the dull, monochromatic winter background. Plus, overcast skies and longer dusks and dawns offer better lighting for photography. Read More

The King of the Quest

October 29, 2013

James Currie will go to great lengths in pursuit of gold. But it’s not a pot of coins that keeps him in action through exotic locales. It’s the “golden bird” starring in each episode of his television program, “Birding Adventures” Read More

David Lindquist Shares His BirdCam Tips

June 20, 2013

Avid birder David Lindquist enjoys observing bird behavior everyday at his Cary, North Carolina home. Lindquist has been bird watching for more than 17 years, both in the field and in his own backyard, which is literally a sanctuary where birds (and a few uninvited guests) enjoy a well-stocked buffet of assorted goodies year 'round. Read More

The Wingscapes BirdCam Makes the Perfect Gift for Bird Lovers

May 3, 2013

If you know someone who loves backyard bird watching, surprise them with the gift that brings a new dimension to birding. The Wingscapes BirdCam has been a hit both as an observational tool for scientists and as a great way to get the whole family involved in learning about nature. High-quality gifts for bird lovers can be hard to come by, but you can be confident that the BirdCam will bring hours of enjoyment. Read More

Positioning Your BirdCam for the Best Backyard Bird Photography

April 18, 2013

Not all birds are created equal. Some prefer keeping their feet on the ground while others rarely ever get closer to the soil that the lowest branches of their preferred tree. Naturally, this means that their feeding habits and locations are equally varied. So in order to record photos or videos of all the varieties of backyard birds visiting your home, knowing different ways to position the Wingscapes BirdCam is essential. Read More

How to Prevent Birds from Flying into Windows

April 2, 2013

Bird lovers who want to prevent birds from flying into windows don’t have to choose between enjoying activity at feeders or saving birds’ lives. Millions of birds are injured or die each year from hitting windows. Nobody wants to hear that dreaded thud — but there are proven ways to reduce the risk of such collisions or the damage that’s done when they happen. Read More

Attract More Songbirds to Your Property

February 28, 2013

Create a songbird border along your property edge by planting trees and shrubs that meet the needs of birds throughout the year. Select native plants adapted to the weather extremes of your local climate. The border can take the form of a hedge or windbreak, depending on your property size. Plant several of each species adjacent to each other, selecting a mix of plants, with the tallest planted at the edges of the property, and shorter species tiered toward your home. Read More

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