Project FeederWatch

Join Project FeederWatch

From November to April, participate in Project FeederWatch and help gather important information about where birds are or aren't. Sign up by donating to Birds Canada, and use their online tools or app to keep track of birds visiting in your area. It's completely voluntary and you can participate as much or as little as you like. You are not required to set up a bird feeder, just keep an eye out and track the birds you see.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Surge of Pine Siskins at Backyard Feeders

 A lot of backyard feeders are experiencing a surge of Pine Siskins visiting this winter. Pine Siskins do everything in a colony from nesting, feeding, traveling and also lots of squabbling. A problem common to birds that move in a colony is disease. As the birds are so close to each other diseases can pass through colony quickly.

The best way to help prevent disease around your bird feeders and water supplies is to clean your feeders regularly, at least every two weeks. A bleach solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water is a good all round cleaner for you bird feeders and bird baths. Also clean up any seed that is under the feeders weekly and move the feeder’s location periodically so the disease is not concentrated in one location.