My passion and knowledge for all things avian increased over time, but the "bird nerd" tipping point came during a cross-country road trip. On a windy Florida beach I held a brown pelican while a fisherman removed a hook from its wing. Despite numerous incredible animal experiences that include bathing elephants and swimming with wild dolphins, manatees, and whale sharks, my interaction with this pelican deeply moved me. I became determined to get involved in bird rescue and rehabilitation.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of birds posts.
Since it's gardening season, I was hoping for some advice on humane and eco-friendly pest control in the garden.
How on earth do I keep these insane squirrels away from my pumpkins? How do I save my blueberries from the birds? How do I do this without spraying toxins or harming the animals?
Everyone might be "putting a bird on it" now, and we all remember design trends gone by (unicorns! owls! mushrooms!), but what's coming next?
Inspired by a high-end Italian home product, I put together an idea for you to make a quick, easy, less-than-15-minute project to bring birds to your yard, balcony or camper.
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