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How to clean a birdbath and keep it clean
A good location, daily maintenance and regular cleanings can help ensure your birdbath stays clean throughout the summer and into fall.
It’s for the birds: Celebrating National Bird Day the Ohio way
The Friends of Magee Marsh and the ODNR have completed renovations to the Magee Marsh Visitors Center and the boardwalk. It is the first point of entry to Magee Marsh for bird watchers from all over the world. "I think Magee Marsh should be on every birder's bucket list," said Mary Mertz, ODNR director.
How to build and install a simple nest box
Learn how to build and install a simple nest box for common cavity-nesting songbirds that live in your backyard and nearby habitats.
Bring back the birds and their spring songs
Bird populations have been declining for decades. Fortunately, seven simple conservation practices can help turn things around and improve songbird numbers.
How to create a songbird habitat in your backyard
Making your backyard more friendly, and creating a space for songbirds will help conserve at-risk species and ensure you have visitors all summer long.
How to attract Baltimore orioles to your bird feeder
If you’d like to watch orioles at your feeder, there are a few tricks to attract them. Find out what types of feeders and foods Baltimore orioles like.
How to attract a variety of winter birds to your feeder...
Find out what types of food and styles of bird feeders are favored by the birds that frequent Ohio bird feeders throughout the winter.
How to prepare nest boxes for next season
Fall is a great time to make sure nest boxes and birdhouses are inspected, cleaned up and repaired for next season.
How to help birds during fall migration
Migratory birds travel thousands of miles from September to October. Help from backyard conservationists along the way can help them make the flight safely.
Help birds avoid collisions with windows
You can help reduce bird collisions with windows by using screens, various films and even strings or blinds to deter them.