Frequently Asked Questions about Birds
Welcome to the wonderful world of birding! Guess what. You are about to become the neighborhood "expert" on birds!
Neighbors will ask you what to do with the baby bird their child found on the lawn. The guy across the street will ask you how to get the woodpecker to stop banging on his house at 6 o'clock in the morning. Your cousin will ask how to stop the birds from crashing into her plate glass window. Your friend at work will ask you when to take down the hummingbird feeder and if red dye should be added to attract more hummingbirds. It is even possible someone will ask you how to keep the squirrels away from their bird feeder!
Here are the answers. Now you can be prepared to help your birds and your friends. Click on the questions below for a detailed response.
- I found a baby bird. What should I do?
- I found an injured bird. What should I do?
- Birds crash into my plate glass window. How do I prevent this?
- Woodpeckers are banging on my house. How do I make them stop?
- Squirrels are eating all my birdseed. How do I make them stop?
- When should I take down my hummingbird feeder? How much sugar should I add to the water? Should I add red dye to the water?
- How long do birds live?
- Where Do Birds Go During Hurricanes?
- Are Birds Dinosaurs?
Q: My neighbors are driving me crazy with all these questions about birds. What should I do?
A: Suggest that they visit www.birding.com on the web.