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December 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Q4 PIC REPORT

Q4 PIC REPORT The Fourth Quarter Pulse of the Industry Report is ready to view in the member info hub.  We compiled the results from the member survey to help create a more accurate picture of what is going on in the wild bird feeding industry. One of the biggest challenges to our businesses is to keep tabs on what’s happening and how it will affect our business. This committee does just that. Through conference…

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The Bird Housing Crisis

November 28, 2022 | Comments Off on The Bird Housing Crisis

The Bird Housing Crisis How many bird features are too many in your garden? Does such a limit exist? This is the problem that Michelle Slatalla at the Wall Street Journal faced recently. “When does adding one more thing cause the [garden] design to descend into chaos?” We’ve all been out shopping or browsing online and seen an original bird house design that is truly a work of art. We must have it in our…

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The Wildest Event of the Year

November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on The Wildest Event of the Year

The 2022 WBFI Annual Meeting Chalk up yet another successful event for the Wild Bird Feeding Insitute. This time, they flocked to Clearwater Beach, FL for the 2022 Wild Bird Feeding Institute Annual Meeting. Thanks to some incredible sponsors and a lot of hard work, this was the most-attended event since 2019 and arguably one of the best WBFI events to date.   Throughout the event, the WBFI staff, consisting of Emily Hrabik and Emma…

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Make Your Yard a Winter Destination with Suet Cakes

November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Make Your Yard a Winter Destination with Suet Cakes

Make Your Yard a Winter Destination with Suet Cakes  In a recent interview with Tamara Browning at Radiant Life magazine, our very own Executive Director, Emma Bennett, provided some insight on how to keep your feathered friends happy this winter with suet cakes.     “It is not necessarily required to feed birds suet for their survival, but winters can be brutal for birds. It can be thought of as a supplement,” Bennett said. “With few sources…

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State of the Birds 2022

November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on State of the Birds 2022

The State of the Birds 2022 The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s State of the Birds has been released and reveals widespread losses of birds in all habitats. However, we can reverse this trend with new efforts in conservation that benefit not only birds but also wildlife and people everywhere.   “The trends for our nation’s birds reveal a vital message. Birds are declining overall in every habitat except in wetlands, where decades of investment have resulted…

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No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down

October 13, 2022 | Comments Off on No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down

No Sign of Bird Products Cooling Down The pandemic forced people everywhere to spend tremendous amounts of time confined to their homes, and with that came a huge surge in backyard hobbies. Birding is one of the top-growing hobbies in the US, according to Pet Business. “Wild Bird feeding is a top 10 hobby and growing, especially since COVID hit in 2020. The relaxing aspect of feeding wild birds has helped in a very stressful…

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FDA Renewal Time

October 13, 2022 | Comments Off on FDA Renewal Time

FDA Renewal Time It’s an even year, which means it’s time again for the biennial registration renewal! “Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year.” If you do not renew by the end of December 31, 2022,…

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LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response

October 7, 2022 | Comments Off on LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response

LivingBird Magazine Neonic Response On June 24, 2022 LivingBird magazine published an article that examines neonicotinoids (a type of pesticide) and their impacts on bird populations, specifically grassland birds. Read the article here: Neonic Nation: Is Widespread Pesticide Use Connected to Grassland Bird Declines? Readers of the magazine responded to the article with concerns. One reader and hobbyist wrote the following question: “Thank you for the thought-provoking article by Scott Weidensaul, which discussed seeds coated…

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RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT & WILD BIRD FEEDING  WHAT IS RAWA? An estimated one-third of America’s wildlife species are at risk of extinction, according to the National Wildlife Federation. This loss will severely lessen our quality of life and harm economies across the country with its effects on farming and outdoor recreation. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a huge step towards protecting wildlife by dedicating roughly $1.4 billion annually to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration…

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How to Save a Bird

October 3, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Save a Bird

How to Help a Bird Recover From a Window Collision Nothing is worse than the thud of a bird flying against a window. It is not that the glass is invisible to the bird; it reflects images of trees and other foliage that make your window an inviting place to land. The size of the problem is astonishing, Collision with manmade structures ranks second among causes of death among migratory birds in North America. (Habitat…

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