Bird Feeder Best Practices
Keeping a bird feeder or bird bath is one of the easiest ways to enjoy and support the wildlife in your backyard. In 2021 birds in several states around the country, including Ohio and Indiana, started to show signs of illness. Luckily cases weren’t reported in Michigan, but cleaning your bird feeders and baths and observing the birds using them is critical to keep them healthy.
To learn more about bird disease in our area and the latest news visit https://www.michigan.gov/mdard/animals/diseases/avian/avian-influenza
Martha from Nature Niche did an in depth video about this topic - watch the Mondays with Martha episode below.
Written by Erin Dodd of Huron Pines AmeriCorps, Supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Community Service Commission. Huron Pines and contributions from host sites. Huron Pines is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.
6/8/2022 06:10:23 am
It was fascinating to know that bird feeders and baths must be cleaned once a week. My friend wants to place bird feeders outside her house. I should advise her to search for a store that sells a wide selection of outdoor bird feeders.
6/8/2022 06:11:07 am
I want to feed the birds in my yard. It makes sense that I would want to get some nice bird feeders. I can see how that could help keep the birds healthy.
9/5/2022 08:41:16 pm
I like the tip that you gave that for once a week, you should clean your bird feeders to prevent health problems. My cousin mentioned a couple of days ago that my nephew loves birds, and he wants to buy something that will allow them to feed the birds every morning. Thanks to this informative article, I'll be sure to tell him that he can buy bird feeders at the home items and merchandise online shop.
12/19/2022 12:34:17 pm
I appreciate the advice you shared about how it is a good idea to clean bird feeders and baths about once a week. Would it be a good idea to clean a birdhouse on a frequent basis as well? I would think that you wouldn't want to disturb a bird if it is nesting in the house.
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