Top 10 Florida Birding Hotspots

Why Bird Watch in Florida? Florida is such a birder’s paradise because of its mild climate and diverse habitats.   The state is also situated between tropical and temperate regions and it has two important migratory corridors used by Caribbean birds and birds from as far away as the Canadian Prairies. Some of the many birds that you […]

Birdwatching Hotspots Near You

    There are so many hotspots for birdwatching in the United States, Canada, and around the world.  This link takes you to the list of the Top 300 places to go.  Just type in the location and it will provide more details for you.     Birdwatching Hotspots Near You

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How to Attract 7 Different Types of Woodpeckers to Your Backyard

More Than 180 Types of Woodpeckers in the World You know it is a woodpecker because of its unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and holes.  Woodpeckers also have a distinct undulating flight that consists of a few rapid wing beats followed by a quick glide as the wings are tucked against the body […]


What is E-Bird E-Bird is a joint project by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society.  It was started in 2002 and is a way for birders around the world to report and share their observations when out in the field.  It is a free online program that allows such birders to track […]

Top 10 Birding HotSpots in Ohio

Bird Species in Ohio As of December 2016 there were 433 species of birds on the official list of the American Ornithological Society North American Bird List.  The Ohio Bird List has grown from 222 in 1838 when it first started and has grown each year since. There is no guarantee that you will see each […]

Why the Wealthy Affiliate?

What is Wealthy Affiliate? Wealthy Affiliate was created over 12 years ago by Kyle and Carson as a way to help other people gain the success as they did with their online business.  They have helped over one million budding entrepreneurs including me, by providing education for both advanced marketers and people new in the […]

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It’s A Great Horned Owl!

Follow Me   “It’s a Great Horned Owl!”  I claimed….BUT… after further examination, NO it was not…it was just a Fake.  Have you ever driven along a road when it is just starting to get dark outside or even later in the evening, and suddenly spot a Great Horned Owl up on the top of somebody’s […]

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Top 10 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

What is a Hummingbird? Hummingbirds can be found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, twelve of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.  Where I live, it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (see photo below). Hummingbirds are […]

Bird Nesting Boxes

Why Do Birds Need A Nesting Box Follow Me While there are many birds who are able to build their nests in trees, shrubs, and planters there are other birds that need natural cavities for nesting.   Woodpeckers for example, drill holes in decaying trees for their nesting places and owls use abandoned holes for theirs. With increased land […]

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Peanuts! Peanuts! Get your Peanuts!

Attracting Bluejays     Attracting Blue jays to your yard can be very entertaining.  It is all about peanuts which is a favorite of this beautiful and amazing bird.  The photo on the left is of a particular Blue jay who with the rest of its family, likes to visit our feeders and bird baths daily. […]