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Goldfinches in Your Back Yard

Goldfinches in Your Back Yard

Idaho is fortunate to be home to a rich abundance of bird species from large birds of prey like the Golden Eagle to small songbirds like the American Goldfinch. Drawing birds into your backyard can be an easy way to bring the family together for the relaxing yet interactive hobby of birdwatching.
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Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Considering how fast these little miracles of nature move, they are hard to identify but here in the Treasure Valley, four have been documented. We have the Rufous, Anna’s hummingbird, the Broad-Tailed and the Calliope.
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Feeding Wild Birds in Winter

Feeding Wild Birds in Winter

Migration is how many birds deal with the colder temperatures. Those beautiful specimens we cherish seeing, every year move on to warmer climates where the food remains abundant. However, many wild bird species stick around all winter long.
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Proper Placement of Your New Bird Feeder

Proper Placement of Your New Bird Feeder

If you feed them, they will come. For the most part, when it comes to wild birds, this is true. There are however some things that you can do to increase the chance of getting a large variety of aviary friends to visit your back yard and feed more frequently.
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