Stokes New TV Series: DIY Bird Watching Workshop
Don and Lillian Stokes have a 5-part TV series called DIY Bird Watching Workshop. View the TV schedule for each episode.
Click each link below to see the content and photos for each episode.
Episode One: Bird Watching Basics (DBW-101)
In Episode One we cover how to attract wild birds to your yard by providing for all their needsfood, water, shelter, and nesting spots. We show you how to build a great platform feeder, then visit two bird watching destinationsbeautiful La Jolla, California, and the Carolina Raptor Center for injured birds of prey. The content from Episode One includes:
Introduction to Bird Watching. How to bring birds with the basics of food water, shelter and nesting spots.
Bird WatchingBuilding a Simple Platform Feeder. Complete
Bird Watching Destinationvisit Coastal Birds of La Jolla, California.
Bird Watching Destinationvisit Carolina Raptor Center.
Episode Two: Bird WatchingGuide To Feeding Birds (DBW-102)
Dinner is served. This episode gives you information on the best kind of feeders to use, what kinds of food to put in them and which birds they will attract. We also outline some defense strategies for keeping squirrels off the feeder, and for the squirrel lover, show you how to make squirrels a feeder of their own. The content from Episode Two includes:
Bird WatchingBird Feeding Basics
Bird WatchingBirds and Their Feeders
Bird WatchingUninvited Squirrels
Bird WatchingFeeding Squirrels on Purpose: build a squirrel feeder
Episode Three: Bird WatchingGuide To Birdhouses (DBW-103)
We cover how to attract birds by catering to their real estate needs and providing the right kind of birdhouse for the right bird species. We give tips on how to correctly mount birdhouses. Learn how to build the ultimate birdhouse for attracting Eastern and other Bluebirds. The content from Episode Three includes:
Bird WatchingQualities of a Good Birdhouse
Bird WatchingBirds and Their Houses
Bird WatchingPutting up a Birdhouse
Bird WatchingBuilding a Bluebird House
Episode Four: Bird Watching Techniques (DBW-104)
We cover great tips on how to find and identify Birds, show how to use and choose Binoculars and Spotting Scopes. Then we take a trip to birding hotspots in Arizona, Ohio, and New Mexico. with surprises at every stop. Learn how to build a Robin Nesting-Shelf you can put up in your own yard. The content from Episode Four includes:
Birder's GuideBird Identification
Birder's GuideBird-Watching Tools
Bird WatchingBuilding a Robin Nesting-Shelf
Episode Five: Bird Photography and Florida Birding Safari (DBW-105)
On this Florida Birding Safari we show what gear to take along and give great tips on bird photography using both 35 mm cameras as well as video cameras. Then we tour Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, Island, Florida. The content from Episode Five includes:
Bird WatchingField Essentials
Bird-Watching DestinationsSanibel, Island, Florida
For the TV schedule for Episode Five go here.
The DIY Bird Watching Workshop has also aired on the HGTV channel and may repeat there in the future.
The Stokes also have a national Public TV series called Stokes Birds At Home which airs through 2002 on Public TV stations. For information about Stokes Birds At Home, click here.