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National Bird Feeding Month

The Best Bird Watching in Pennsylvania

 

February is known for many things including being the month that most people celebrate the love in their life, but what most people do not realize is that February is also national bird feeding month. This month people celebrate the awesome power of the humble bird and ensure that they are healthy and fed in backyards as well as parks throughout the nation. You can take part in this wonderful time of year as well and to have even more enjoyment, we will look at some of the most common birds in the Pennsylvania area to take your bird feeding and watching activities to a whole new level.

 

Male Eastern Bluebird

Pennsylvania is home to some of the most beautiful birds on the planet and if you are looking to add a bit of color to your back yard, you can attract the brightly colored Male Eastern Bluebird. This bluebird is not totally blue, but blue on its back with white and brown colors on its breast. They are attracted to bright flowers, standard bird seed, and water, so be sure to plant shrubs and flowers accordingly, but do not forget to give them a small shelter as well and they will stay for quite a long time.

Black Capped Chickadee

When you begin to watch for birds this month do not simply concentrate on the largest and the most colorful varieties. Some of the most spectacular birds are those that are quite small and without a lot of bright colors. The Black Capped Chickadee is a perfect example of this. They are quite popular during the month of February and can be found throughout Pennsylvania. These birds are very small and are noted by their white and light brown breast along with their very black head feathers. They are attracted to wild flowers and hedges of all varieties, so make some of your bird attracting shelters a little smaller just for these beautiful creatures.

Female Northern Cardinal

If you have spent any time outside watching the birds, you have likely seen the very common Female Northern Cardinal. When you think of cardinals you often envision bright red feathers with the striking contrast of the barren nature of the trees in February, but the make of the species is the only ones that are bright red to attract the female. The female is more of a brown color and during this time they are attracted to wild fruit trees as they forage for food to get through the winter. Attracting these birds means that you will ultimately attract the male and end up with a yard full of beautifully adorned cardinals.

Why is February National Bird Feeding Month?

You may think if peculiar to have a national bird feeding month in the middle of February at one of the coldest times of the year, but it actually makes sense when you understand the reasoning behind it. All birds do not fly south for the winter seeking warmer climates like we are led to believe. Some prepare for the winter by gathering food during the spring and summer so they will be sustained throughout the winter. Supplies, even for a seasoned bird can run low during this month and spring time has not yet come to replenish the natural supplies, so the community takes it upon themselves to provide for the birds.

Throughout the communities of Pennsylvania and other states along with some of the Canadian bid lovers, people put up new bird houses, fill bird feeders, and clean out bird baths so the birds can make it all the way through winter. This can be particularly helpful for the birds when spring is delayed due to the cold lingering long past its projected expectations. So, make sure that this month you do your part to take care of the birds. We feed them and they provide us with an educational outlet for the kids and just a nice view to look at during this still gloomy part of the year

Trax Farms

Some of us are not fortunate enough to live in an area where we have access to a yard of our own, but there is no need to worry about not being able to provide for the birds. Come visit us at Trax Farms in Finleyville, PA. We are doing our part to encourage and provide for the birds and by visiting us and purchasing produce and other goods from our facility, you help us purchase bird seed and build new homes for the birds. Bring the kids out for an afternoon of fun and watch how our efforts are bringing in many species of birds for you to enjoy. We at Trax Farms love the environment and continually look for ways to improve our positive impact on nature as a whole

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528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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