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Beak Adaptations Watch this video to learn what type of beak is best suited for cracking seeds, catching fish, or sipping nectar.

Squirrels, Raccoons, Deer, Bears Birds are not the only animals that love your birdfeeder. There are other wild animals that may benefit from your tasty handouts. Some people hate them, others love them. You can choose for yourself! Squirrels are commonly seen eating bird food. Deer also love tasty treasts! Watch out for bears, if they live in your area! No bears on the Eastern Shore of Maryland though.

100 Common Feeder Birds At Project FeederWatch you can easily learn about the 100 most common feeder birds. Click on the link, then choose your area (Maryland is North East), the food type, and feeder type. https://feederwatch.org/learn/common-feeder-birds/

Project FeederWatch The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project. This means that you can become a scientist right now, and collect valuable data for Cornell University. Project FeederWatch is fun and easy: Sign up here to participate. Count and identify birds. Submit your data. When you sign up, they will even send you a bird identification guide.

Pumpkin Feeder 1. Cut the top off a pumpkin and hollow out the inside. 2. Drill four holes in the sides. 3. Stick two dowels through the holes. 4. Attach string to the dowels. 5. Fill the pumpkin with bird seed. Pinecone Feeder 1. Attach a string to a pinecone. 2. Spoon 1/2 cup of peanutbutter into a bowl. 3. Add cornmeal until the mixture is not too sticky anymore. 4. Add 1/4 cup birdseed to the mix. 5. Spread the mix onto the pinecone. You might want to wear gloves to protect your hands from the spiky pinecone. 6. Roll the finished pinecone in birdseed.

Fruit Garland for Birds (click here to print)

Bird Seed Cupcakes Recipe (click here to print)

Coconut Stars for Birds Recipe (click here to print)