(See last paragraph for details on the Great Backyard Bird Count).
While some birds migrate south for the winter, more species are ‘overwintering’ here due to climate change and milder winter months.
TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED
Before you even decide whether to put out supplemental food for your backyard birds, the thing that is most important is a clean, unfrozen source of water. You should change the water every 3 to 4 days in winter (more often in summer due to bacterial growth). The use of a plug in de-icer (available in our shop) will keep the water from freezing. You will be amazed at how much activity takes place at the bird bath. Put it where you can enjoy the show.