Reopening Preparation: Bird Control & Vigilance

Bird Control & Vigilance in Preparation for Re-OpeningsCoronavirus isn't the only health and safety issue that calls for extra vigilance as businesses return to the workplace operations.

The coronavirus shutdown's overlap with key bird migratory and nesting schedules means millions of birds were heading back to North America just as North America was abandoning its shops, restaurants, offices, recreational facilities and every other kind of venue seen as too risky while the virus was still spreading.

Too risky for humans, that is. For birds, a lot of those places began to look even better, as a safe place to use as a rest stop, or even a nice place to start a family, especially where there is access to food and water.

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Enter to Win: Backyard Birding Contest

Birdwatching From Your Backyard ContestMay 11 UpdateToday’s the deadline: Don’t forget to submit your backyard birding photos and results from your Global Big Day efforts. We can’t wait to see them! Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Backyard Birding Contest” in the subject line.

Saturday, May 9, is the Global Big Day in Birding but under current Covid-19 restrictions, large groups gathering to birdwatch is strongly discouraged and even banned in a lot of places. So we’re participating in the Global Big Day in Backyard Birding instead.

You’d be surprised at how many different birds travel through back yards on their way back to their breeding grounds. You can see many of these brightly colored little jewels from the safety and comfort of your own home.

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Birdwatching: A New World in Your Own Backyard

Birdwatching From Your BackyardBirds are often described as a universal treasure. People from all walks of life, ages (kids love birding too!), ethnicities, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status can enjoy and appreciate birds.

Spring migration is the pinnacle of birdwatching with hundreds of species dressed in their best plumage traveling to their summer breeding grounds: jewels in bright blues, reds, oranges, greens, purples, and yellows. Dapper birds in their black and white contrast. Songs that can heal the soul and bring smiles in these stressful times.

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