Topics related to birds & their management
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Featured Bird: Black-capped Chickadee. These cute little birds are very curious but are usually heard before they are seen. Black-capped chickadees can be found in any tree/brush/shrub location. They are easily attracted to feeding stations - use suet, sunflower, peanuts. They don’t mind using tiny hanging feeders that swing in the wind, and also readily visit window feeders. Have you heard a chickadee in your neighborhood lately? Find information and listen to all the sounds they make HERE.
- Winter Bird Feeding - Recommended! (Cornell Univ.)
- Backyard Wildlife: Feeding Birds - Recommended! (UNL)
- Give Bird Feeding a Try This Year - October 2011 NEBLINE
- Make Your Own Suet - NEBLINE Article (photos!)
- Attracting & Feeding Songbirds
- Bird Feeder Pests & Predators (Cornell Univ.)
- Recycle for Feathered Friends
Attracting Birds & Bird Identification:
- All About Birds. Cornell Univ.
- Avian Flu - Center for Disease Control
- Birds of Nebraska Identification Guide. Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
- FeederCam. Cornell Univ.
- Migratory Bird Treaty Act Protects All Native Birds
- Nebraska Bird Library
- Nest box Cam - American Kestral. Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
- Nest box Cam - Barn Owls (Active now) Cornell Univ.
Raptor Awareness: The World Bird Sanctuary brought birds to the 2011 earth wellness festival. Students learned about several different raptors during their sessions.
Bird Habitat & Houses:
- Backyard Wildlife: Bird Houses & Shelves
- Build a Bluebird House
- Build a Nestbox to Attract Birds
- Getting Robins to Stay
- Gourd Birdhouses (Youth Activity)
- Landscape Plants for Wildlife (.pdf)
- Landscape Plants that Attract Birds
- Planting for Habitat
- Water is for the Birds
Bird Nuisance Behaviors:
- Bird Exlusion: Lines, Wires & Hoop Devices
- Canada Geese
- Dispersal of Blackbirds, Crows and Starlings from Urban Roosts
- Human Diseases & Wildlife
- Springtime Bird FAQ's
- Social Bird FAQ's
- Woodpecker Damage, Prevention & Control (Cornell Univ.)
- Contacts: Wildlife Agencies in Lincoln & Lancaster County, Nebraska
- How to Select a Pest Control Company
- UNL Extension Publications Index
- Prevention & Control of Wildlife Damage Handbook
- Internet Center for Wildlife Damage
Find more information on birds in the NEBLINE Newsletter. Search this Site to find articles.
Contact InformationUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
in Lancaster County
Web site: lancaster.unl.edu
444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A,
Lincoln, NE 68528