A Bluebird Trail's History: 1977 – 2013
Dick Tuttle has maintained a Bluebird Trail at the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio (north of Columbus) since 1977. In this article, Dick tells us how this trail evolved over the years.
Purple Martins: What A Trip!
Madame WingNut shares her secrets for success in attracting and raising Purple Martins, one of North America's most popular migrant species.
Hoover Reservoir/NP: May-June Update
May and June at Hoover Reservoir/Nature Preserve was a mixed bag. The water level was very high which caused migrating shorebirds to overfly the area; however the songbirds were to be found in good numbers throughout the forested and grassland areas. Throughout May there was a presence of wood warblers although there was never what could be called a big wave, more like a constant dribble.
Build a Solar Powered Birdbath
We know that birds are attracted to water, especially running water. However, most fountains or small ponds require a 120-V electrical pump, which may be expensive to install, may require permitting, and -- if not installed properly -- could potentially pose an electrocution danger to humans and wildlife. Mel Hinton of the San Diego Audubon Society has come up with a solar-powered alternative. And the best part is that you can make it yourself!
The Alum Creek Prothonotary Warbler Project - 2012
Dick Tuttle provides us with the latest update on his help for Prothonotary Warblers at Alum Creek.