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Polarized Light for Improved Bird Feeding

July 12, 2022 | Comments Off on Polarized Light for Improved Bird Feeding

Polarized Light for Better Bird Feeding The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is pleased to announce the results of a groundbreaking new study with Dr. Bruce Robertson at Bard College on bird vision. The WBFI Research Foundation supported a pilot study determining that birds are actively using polarized light to locate food sources, and that polarized light has huge potential to be an important new technology in the bird feeding industry. The pilot study results confirmed…

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Avian Flu Announcement June 1, 2022

June 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Announcement June 1, 2022

Avian Flu cases have dropped significantly in both wild and domestic birds. Cases are spread across multiple states, with only 6 events in May for wild birds in the US (~500 individuals of mostly Snow Goose). The last end date for an AIV event was two weeks ago. Canada has had more positive events, but fewer individuals, however, these were mostly at the beginning of May. CFIA has not reported a wild bird case since…

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Avian Flu Update 5-12 

May 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Update 5-12 

Avian Flu Update May 19, 2022 What is the current status of HPAI H5 avian influenza spread in North America? As of May 12th, avian influenza has spread from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. However, cases on the Atlantic Coast have decreased dramatically as the continent moves further into spring. In the United States, case numbers are highest in the northern Great Plains, Great Lakes, and Rocky Mountains. Positive tests have been reported…

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Avian Flu Update 4-29

April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Update 4-29

Avian Flu Update April 29, 2022 WBFI MEMBERS & NETWORK: Thank you to those that asked important questions during our members’ webinar last week. If you are a member, you can access the recording through the membership portal to get a recent update from partnered naturalist, Zach Hutchinson. We have heard from many experts that their prediction is that in the next few weeks, HPAI should subdue – NEW RESOURCE: HPAI Situation Report There still…

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Avian Flu Announcement 4-15-22

April 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Avian Flu Announcement 4-15-22

Avian Flu Announcement April 15, 2022 WBFI members: The Wild Bird Feeding Institute is working with leading experts to keep our members informed about issues that may affect the hobby of bird feeding. The health and safety of wildlife are our primary concerns, and we have been closely monitoring the Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5) viruses that have been detected in U.S. wild aquatic birds, commercial poultry, and backyard or hobbyist flocks beginning in…

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WBFI Launches New Ambassador Program

April 9, 2022 | Comments Off on WBFI Launches New Ambassador Program

WBFI’s Ambassador Program will help connect bird feeding businesses directly with new and experienced hobbyists during spring migration!

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February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on

February, 2022 Bird Flu Update By Jenna McCullough, WBFI Partnered Researcher February 18, 2022   Recently, there are reports of an outbreak of a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus [HPAI A(H5N1)] in commercial poultry and backyard flocks following its identification in wild birds earlier this year. The threat to the general public is considered to be low by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here, I will discuss 1) what bird flu is…

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Why Bird Feeding is Important

November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Bird Feeding is Important

Putting up a bird feeder is beautiful way to connect with the earth and see the delicacy of nature from the comfort of your home, but did you know the many other benefits as well? By simply putting up a feeder by your home, you can help with local sustainability efforts, improve bird health and populations, better your mental health, and help support local businesses. ​ Sustainability and Conservation  The desire to help wildlife has positive long-term effects on the environment. Welcoming birds into your yard can make huge strides when…

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The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on The Art of Attracting Birds to Your Yard

No one becomes a great painter overnight.  Time, research, and care are all necessary for any work of art, and the same goes for attracting birds to your yard, which is why the Wild Bird Feeding Institute (WBFI) is here to help. With these few tips, you will not only be contributing to the wellbeing of our feathered friends but also turning your yard into a masterpiece! ​ Finding Birds in Your Area First, consider contacting your state or local wildlife agency. Second, consider joining a bird club,…

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WBFI Monthly Newsletter: April 2021

April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on WBFI Monthly Newsletter: April 2021

#FEEDSMART WBFI WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY! Join us for an upcoming webinar with WBFI researcher, Jenna McCullough, tomorrow at 11:00 AM Central. MEMBER SPREADING THEIR WINGS Congratulations to WBFI’s new start-up retailer member, Wren and Sparrow, on opening their doors in Fredericksburg, VA! WBFI offers membership opportunities for start-up companies at a discounted rate for their first year of membership. Membership with WBFI provides the community, network, and resources you need to help your business soar…

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