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Offer Bird-Nesting Materials in Your Garden

Wildlife Promise – April 24, 2014
By Roger Di Silvestro

Offer Bird-Nesting Materials in Your Garden

Senior Editor at Wildlife Magazine

Spring is here, and birds around the world—and in your backyard—are turning into construction crews. It’s nesting time! Many songbirds are master builders, putting together intricately made weavings of twig and leaf, stem and fluff, hair and moss. Some nests, like the Baltimore oriole’s, will hang from a tree branch like a small tote bag. Others, like the robin’s, are cups bristling with twigs painstakingly collected one or a few at a time. Even if you provide birdhouses in your garden, the birds that occupy them will build nests in them. So, what can you do about it? Well, you…
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