Bird Migration

Hi friends! Ever Wonder why we see different birds in springtime than we do in winter?

Bird migration is the annual, large-scale movement of birds between their summer homes and their winter grounds. Birds migrate to move from areas of low or decreasing resources to areas of high or increasing resources. The two primary resources being sought are food and nesting locations.

Northern Hemisphere

Birds that nest in the Northern Hemisphere tend to migrate northward in the spring to take advantage of burgeoning insect populations, budding plants and an abundance of nesting locations.

There is no better time for bird watching in Connecticut than late April and the month of May. These next four to five weeks are perhaps the most exciting of the year. Thousands of birds migrate into Connecticut. Some of them are bound for farther north, some of them will nest right here.

BACKYARD BIRDING

Backyard bird feeding is a convenient way to enjoy wildlife. One of the best ways to enjoy wildlife in the comfort of your home is to watch birds at a feeder. You’ll be amazed at the variety of birds that will come to your feeder throughout the year. Bird feeding is most helpful at times of when birds need the most energy, such as in early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted.

Handmade Bird Feeders

Lend a hand to our fine feathered friends by crafting one of these easy DIY bird feeders!

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders

Make your backyard birds happy with this toilet paper roll bird feeder designed by Fierflies + Mud Pies. You can substitute sun butter or peanut butter for vegetable shortening.

We also love this version by Honey & Lime that adds sticks for birds to perch on.

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

These awesome cookie cutter bird feeders by Design Sponge are easy and fun! Use your favorite cookie cutters to create your own designs then watch your backyard birds enjoy a tasty treat.

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