Welcome to the Nutty Birdwatcher!
The beauty of birds, their songs and the ease of watching birds is a pleasureable and inspirational factor that helps us to develop our interest in them. Birdwatching fits so well with other outdoor activities of nature, fishing, walking, and camping which takes us out into the fields and woods where we may hear a bird song or see a colorful bird in a bush. This is the beginning of exploring the nature of birds.
From basic survival needs of birds to their migration, we hope that The Nutty Birdwatcher site will serve as an educational and pleasureable visit for you.
This site is broken down in a format that follows the life of a bird, from basic survival needs to migration.
Basic Survival Needs includes information on food and an extensive food chart for feeding wild birds, natural foods of Eastern U.S. birds, providing water and cover, nestbox specifications and datacards, and items you can provide the birds for their nests.
Bird Identifications explains in terms that can be understood by children just learning about birds to the more experienced birder, lists the taxonomic order of birds located in the Eastern US States, field markings, glossaries, identification of birds by color, song, beaks and feet, and checklists for the Eastern United States.
The Gallery contains photographs and some of John James Audubon's paintings. Each bird displayed, contains a profile with information such as identification, feeding habits, habitat, range, and other information. We have been given permission, by a company who published the paintings of John James Audubon, to use the paintings. These paintings have been color-corrected and enhanced with lighting effects -- a process that takes approximately 4-6 hours per bird and patience.
Habitats of birds lists what trees birds use for food, nesting and other uses, what birds we can find in habitat areas such as bogs, farms, gardens, etc.
Ah, the wonders of migration. From origins, preparation and patterns of migration to a Spring and Fall Migration Timetable for all Eastern United States states, we hope that questions to migration are answered and the migration timetable will serve as a guide of when to expect migrating birds.
The Odds & Ends area of the site contains miscellaneous information such as bird activity for the months of the year, a checklist of items needed when going out into the field, predators to birds, bird folklore, trivia, etc.
In closing, birds are one of our most valuable assets. If destroyed, will we have trees with foliage? Will we have crops? Going outdoors, will we hear the songs of birds or will we hear the sound of insects? It is our duty to protect these valuable assets and encourage them to remain around our homes. Please help the birds by protecting and feeding them -- a great many of our birds are becoming more scarce each year.