Indexed here are a selected few columns that have appeared in the Evansville (Indiana) Courier and Press newspaper (www.courierpress.com) over the past ten years. The articles will be updated from time to time to reflect ongoing changes in my yard and in the birding community.
The following articles reflect the writing style in my latest book Birds in the Yard Month by Month: What's There and Why, and How to Attract Those That Aren't. It's written like an over-the-backyard-fence visit with you about my own experiences over nearly 50 years of bird watching. If you like these articles, you'll love the book. Read the book's introduction here.
Click on green-colored headings to take you to the articles by general topic.
Attracting Birds:Providing Food for Birds
Bird Feeding Primer
Fat for Warmth
Read the Labels
Clean Up, Fix Up Time
Attracting Birds: Providing Water for Birds
Ways with Winter Water
It Takes Water--Moving Water
Attracting Birds: Providing Places to Raise Young
Bluebird Nest Boxes
Nests in the Yard
Songs & Calls: Sounds of Love & War
Attracting Birds: Planting for Birds
Birdscaping: Planting for Birds
What Birds Teach Us about Habitat
Why Do Birds Migrate?
Changing Seasons: Fall
Avoid Red Dye in Hummingbird Feeders
Hummers: Prize-winning Single Moms
FAQ about Hummingbird Banding
How Long Do Birds Live?
Ten Habitat Suggestions
Six Ways to Help Birds
Predators: What You Can Do to Help
Window Strikes Kill Billion Birds a Year
Storms: How Birds Survive