June 2001 Webnotes
New Videos Available
The 13 episodes of the Stokes Birds At Home TV series, Season One, are now available as a set of 3 VHS videotapes. To order, click here!
Attracting Purple Martins
Purple martins actually prefer to nest near human habitations. The key to attracting these beautiful swallows is to put up the right kind of house in the right kind of habitat.
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Build a Birdhouse
Get plans to build a Super Easy Birdhouseclick here.
Stokes Birds At Home, Season Two, Starting 2001
Season Two of Stokes Birds At Home is starting January-Spring 2001. We will let newsletter subscribers know right away when the show is playing in their area. Click here to sign up for our free monthly email newsletter if you don't receive it already. To see a press release about Season Two, click here.
Put Up Hummingbird Feeders
Hummingbirds are now migrating back to the U.S. Put your hummingbird feeders up to attract migrating hummers, who need the fuel. Some hummingbirds may also be enticed to stay and nest in your yard. Clean and refill feeders every 3-4 days, more often in hot weather.
For the formula to prepare hummingbird food, click here.
Solve Grackle Problems
Migrating grackles are showing up at bird feeders and may hog the seed from smaller birds. For tips on solving grackle problems at feeders, click here.
It’s bluebird time. Make sure all your birdhouses are cleaned and ready for bluebirds and other new occupants. For the safety of birds, mount birdhouses on poles with baffles so predators like racoons cannot climb the poles and reach the birdhouse. Bluebirds will be flying around investigating potential nesting spots. When the male finds a good birdhouse that is in the right bluebird habitat of an open grassy area, he will sing and wave his wings from the birdhouse to attract a female. To learn more about attracting bluebirds, click here.