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Summer Bird Care: Keep Your Feathered Friends Happy and Healthy

Extreme heat waves are breaking records worldwide, threatening bird populations and their habitats. But fear not! Simple actions in your own community can help birds cope with extreme heat. From bird-friendly gardening tips to information on setting up the perfect feeding station, here you'll find valuable insights and actionable steps to make your backyard a haven for birds. 

Find Solace in Flying Friends for a Cooler Mind

​Birds make us feel better. Plain and simple. In fact, several recent studies prove that bird feeding and bird watching help lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. And with mental illness on the rise, reconnecting with nature is just what the doctor ordered.

Help Bird Populations

Over recent history, birds have perished at an alarming rate. In fact, more than 1 in 4 birds has disappeared since 1970. This is scary since birds keep nature’s ecosystems in check.

Want to help? Start by buying a bird feeder, and support the declining population by feeding the birds. You can also become a citizen scientist and participate in projects like the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Buy Into the Benefits

Support your local stores! Find feed, feeders, houses, and all other birding needs right in your area. Some products to help you get started include:

  • Attract - With a good bird feeder
  • Observe - With a good pair of binoculars or scope
  • Identify - With a field guide
  • Encourage - With a birdhouse or nesting box

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