Backyard Birds

Do Wild Birds Lay Unfertilized Eggs

Do Wild Birds Lay Unfertilized Eggs?

It’s a common misconception that wild birds lay unfertilized eggs. In fact, most wild birds do not lay unfertilized eggs! Instead, they will only lay fertilized eggs if they have mated with a male bird within the last few months. If a female bird has not mated recently, she will likely not lay any eggs…

Do Wild Birds Have Fleas

Do Wild Birds Have Fleas?

Do you know if wild birds get fleas? What about ticks and other parasites? Find out everything you need to know about bird fleas here!

Rocky Mountains Birds

Rocky Mountain Birds

Rocky Mountain Common Birds Rocky Mountains Birds of Prey Rocky Mountain Waterfowl Rocky Mountain Pheasants & Grouse Rocky Mountain Grebes Rocky Mountain Pigeons & Doves Rocky Mountain Hummingbirds Rocky Mountain Sandpipers Rocky Mountain Gulls Rocky Mountain Hawks Rocky Mountain Owls Rocky Mountain Woodpeckers Rocky Mountain Falcons Rocky Mountain Flycatchers Rocky Mountain Swallows Rocky Mountain Wrens…

Do Hummingbirds Migrate in Winter

Do Hummingbirds Migrate in Winter?

Although there are more than 300 hummingbird species, only a few migrate on a regular basis. Most North American hummingbirds migrate seasonally between northern breeding grounds and southern wintering sites. Migration typically occurs in the fall, as migrating hummingbirds head south to escape the cold weather. However, some hummingbirds do remain in their northern homes…

Do Owls Eat Foxes

Do Owls Eat Foxes?

Owls are skilled predators, capable of taking down prey much larger than themselves. While most owls hunt small mammals such as mice and voles, some species are capable of preying on much larger animals. Great Horned Owls and Eagle Owls, for instance, have been known to kill foxes. In fact, these owls are so efficient…

Do Owls Migrate

Do Owls Migrate?

Most owl species stay in the same place during summer and winter, even using the same nest. There are only a few exceptions, like the small, insect-eating flammulated owls, which are small owls, and the snowy owls of the Arctic circle. These exceptions notwithstanding, most owls prefer to stick close to home all year round….

Do Owls Attack Humans

Do Owls Attack Humans? If So Why?

Owls are generally thought of as being shy and reclusive creatures. But there have been instances where they have attacked humans. This usually occurs when the owl feels threatened, such as when its nesting area is disturbed. In most cases, the attacks are not serious and the owl will quickly release its victim once it…

Do Owls Attack Cats and Dogs

Do Owls Attack Cats and Dogs?

While owls are more commonly known for hunting small rodents and birds, there is anecdotal evidence that they may also target indoor cats and small dogs. In most cases, owls will avoid contact with humans and their pets. If an owl is feeling hungry or threatened, it may decide to attack. Large owl species, in…

Are Hummingbirds Territorial

Are Hummingbirds Territorial?

Hummingbirds are fiercely territorial when it comes to their food sources. They will attack other hummingbirds that come too close to their feeding territory, as well as any other animals that might try to take away their nectar. This protectiveness is what makes it so difficult to get close to a hummingbird while it’s feeding….

Birds in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Birds

Did you know that there are over 480 different species of birds in Oklahoma? That’s a lot of birds! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most fascinating facts about the birds in our state. We will also provide tips on how to attract these beautiful creatures to your backyard. So, whether…