White Breasted Nuthatch Cardinal

Progress and the need for change

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Not to be confused with the carrier or homing pigeon, it is documented that passenger pigeons were once the most numerous bird species in North America. Eyewitness accounts around 1860 report that billion-bird flocks darkened the sky in formations reaching hundreds of miles
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We have a winner!

Our appreciation to all who entered the PRD Seed favorite bird story contest for a chance to win a combination thermometer bird feeder. We thank you and truly enjoyed your submissions. Kristin Williamson, from Camilla, Georgia, congratulations on your winning story: “My mother is the best person I know.  She is full of love for all
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A round up of bird bits

New Vikings stadium ruffles feathers Construction of the new Vikings football stadium has raised concerns about bird safety. The site is a few blocks from the Mississippi River and could potentially put some of Minnesota’s 250 different bird species at risk. Bird advocates say that current construction plans for the high-tech facility are a certain
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Win A Bird Feeder

As the temps heat up, submit your favorite bird story to prd@prdseed.com to win a $67.00 thermometer #birdfeeder with free shipping. Put bird story in headline, deadline is Aug. 20th. Winner will be posted on our #prdseed blog.      

Avoid losing seed to critters

Are furry visitors raiding your bird feeder? Squirrels, raccoons and bears can find birdseed a ready and tempting appetizer as they forage for food. With a few tips, you can critter-proof your bird feeding area and preserve seed for our avian friends  Minimize access A fellow backyard birder in Ham Lake, Minnesota   mentioned that
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To court a hummingbird

In March approximately 16 species of the total 325 hummingbird species (Trochildae family) began making their way back to North America and Canada. This year more than 7,000 birders tracked the migration of Ruby-throated “hummers” that flew thousands of miles in search of northern breeding grounds. Hopefully by now you have caught a glimpse of these
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Heed these seed storage tips

For the U.S. average temperatures in June have been fairly temperate and Minnesota is no exception. Our weather has been a welcome gift.  Plentiful rain and sunshine have turned flora, fauna and trees into lush havens for birds and critters. Enjoy this while it lasts. Soon the dog days of summer will arrive and your
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