S irdiNEWS gb at on on St Early Fall 2009 Stories • Specials • Events and More to Help Your Family Enjoy Birding! Attracting Fall Migrants As the temperatures get cooler and the considered an “anything goes” feeder. Tray Don’t forget the water! days get shorter, birds are on the move. feeders come in many styles, Some of these migrating birds may only Most migrants are primarily insect and but be sure to get one that has be winging through your yard for a day or fruit eaters, so since these foods are not screened bottoms or holes for so. Drippers connect to a hose and provide available in winter they head south. drainage; otherwise, your seed the “drip-drip-drip” that commands birds The fall migration period spans from will sit in rain water and spoil. attention. Easy setups include the Universal September-November, with the flow of Our favorites are the Songbird Solar Pump and Water Wiggler. The migrants peaking from mid-September to Essentials trays made of recycled Wiggler is a battery powered mid-October. This peak is the best time plastic, providing long term durability. device that can be placed to watch your yard and get out birding If you prefer wooden feeders, most are in the bath to ripple the because you can see the greatest variety made of cedar, the longest lasting option. It water. One model even has and number of species. In late October and contains a natural insecticide! a speaker that plays the sound of a rushing November, seed eating birds like sparrows Ground Feeding Trays- These stream! When winter arrives, replace your arrive to spend the winter. can be set right on the ground moving and noisy water with a heated During fall the birds are also preparing for or on short legs and will attract setup. the higher energy expenditures of travel birds that prefer feeding on the Ending the Nectar and colder temperatures. Seeds, nuts and ground, like doves and sparrows. Try the When should you take down the suet are high calorie and therefore high- Songbird Essentials (SE) Ground Platform hummingbird and oriole nectar feeders? energy foods that satisfy their needs. Feeder made of sturdy recycled plastic or Most of the hummingbirds will have left by With all of these great birds on the way, Small or Large (21” X 21”) Ground Feeder the end of September with a few stragglers now is the time to get the yard set up trays in cedar. passing through until mid-October. to attract them. New birds that you can Hanging Trays- Hang these handy trays Most of the orioles are gone by the attract include flycatchers, vireos, kinglets, right where you want, in a tree or on a pole, end of August but will continue thrushes, waxwings, warblers and tanagers. so you can watch the action. The SE Large to straggle though until the end of Develop a strategy of feed, feeders and Hanging Platform Feeder is a sturdy feeder September. Research shows that water to lure them into view. These made of recycled plastic or try the cedar birds’ migratory behavior is primarily methods will get results! SE 10.5” X 11.5” Hanging Feeder. If you triggered by day length as opposed to Keep feeders stocked with staples like want to go super tough, the SE food availability; therefore, leaving nectar sunflower, safflower and thistle seed, but Fly Thru Pest Proof Feeder is feeders up into late fall will not cause you should offer more variety too. Try our made of steel and is actually the birds to stay much longer than they Wild Delight Fruit Mix. It includes a nice bear proof! would without a feeder present. Filling mix of seeds with dried fruits Mountable Trays- Mount these on poles, your nectar feeders is a snap when (raisins, cherries, blueberries deck railings or windows. The SE Window you use our Songbird Essentials and apples). More variety of Feeder is made of cedar and sticks right to premixed bottles SE632 and foods equal more variety of the window with suction cups! powdered mix SE629 that requires birds. This blend can be put into Covered Trays- Keep the weather off no boiling when preparing. any regular seed feeder. the food you offer with a covered tray. Jazz up your suet feeder with some new ingredients like raisins, oranges and yes, Rectangular trays come with a slanted roof and include ground, mounted and hanging Look Inside even bugs in our Pine Tree Farms Insect options. For example, the SE Fly Through • A Guide to Field Guides Suet! You never know what might show Feeders are made of sturdy plastic or cedar. & Clean Up Your Act up at a suet feeder. Warblers and kinglets Mealworm feeding dishes for bluebirds can • Family Time often stop by for a nibble, especially if it be used in fall to attract all kinds of insect • Organica Products includes their favorite bug snack. loving birds. We even have a warming • Gigi’s Pet News Tray/Platform style feeders are a good dish that will keep the mealworms alive, • Ask Bird Man Mel option in the fall because they can be wiggling and ready to attract birds. • What’s Coming Up to A Guide the birds.Field GuidesThe range maps feature green dots drawings of With the diversity of birds migrating through plumage. the yard in the fall, how can you best identify Ideal for Intermediates showing where some species have occurred any new species you are seeing? A wide The next step up from state out of their normal range which is useful in variety of field guides are currently available oriented guides is regional determining where species have shown up for the beginner to advanced birder, with guides, like Peterson’s Guide to as rarities. The Kaufmann’s Focus Guide drawings or photos so you can surely find a Central/Eastern Birds and the contains a lot of useful photos and detailed good fit for your needs. Each guide provides Sibley Guide to Eastern Birds. range maps. The range maps indicate where narrative details about the diagnostic features These guides offer drawings species normally occur and also extended of each bird. Diagnostic features are a set of and will include most of the ranges of where they “scarcely” occur. characteristics that are unique to each type of birds from common to uncommon that Keep in mind that birds have wings and bird, and thus define it as that species. The can be seen in mid MO. The Audubon and occasionally show up at locations outside guides also include range maps that indicate Stoke’s Guides to Eastern Birds also have of their normal range. The Golden Guide to where the species occur and its seasonal lots of useful information and great photos. Birds of North America is one of the original status (summer, winter, spring/fall, year The Smithsonian Eastern Guide features field guides and has drawings and range maps round resident). Most guides also include tips drawings. The Fandex Bird Guide is a very with dotted lines that show arrivals dates for regarding the species’ preferred habitats and portable guide of narrow laminated sheets migrating species. The National Geographic descriptions of their sounds. that fan out with a bird photo at the top of Field Guide to Birds of North America is Best for Beginners each sheet. another very thorough guide preferred by Sometimes beginners can get The Big Picture expert birders. overwhelmed by too much If you want to be informed of ALL the Closing Thoughts information; therefore, an ideal possibilities, or you travel a lot, try a guide Your bird book library should include both solution is a guide that narrows to birds of North America, like the Sibley books with photos and drawings so you can it down to the birds you are Guide and Kaufmann’s Focus Guide. The compare the two formats. Photos are more likely to see in Missouri like Sibley Guide is very thorough, featuring realistic but the resulting images are subject the books Birds of Missouri multiple drawings of each bird at different to the angle of the shot, lighting conditions, and Missouri Bird Watching. angles, even in flight, and etc. Drawings are an artist’s rendering of These books feature photos and distribution for varying ages and stages reality, but the artist is in total control of the maps showing where each species occurs of plumage. Some birds look image details like anatomical features, color in the state and their seasonal status. The different depending on their patterns, etc. In general, the most popular Stoke’s Beginner Guide to Eastern Birds is age (like juvenile, immature options are: Birds of Missouri and the a pocket sized guide featuring photos. The and adult); furthermore, some Peterson, Kaufmann and Sibley Guides. Flash Guide to Birds of the Midwest is a very birds change plumage during the Stop by, sit back, and relax in our library lightweight and portable option consisting year. An example is breeding/ while you explore which book is best for of folding laminated sheets with Peterson’s summer plumage and non breeding/winter you! Clean Up Your Act Keeping feeders clean is an ongoing part of feeding the birds and will keep the feeders looking good and minimize the spread of disease. They should be cleaned as needed, but you should plan to clean them at least every two to three months. If you notice sick or diseased birds visiting the feeders, it’s time for a cleaning to stop it from spreading. If seed gets wet and moldy in your feeder, be sure to disinfect the feeders as the mold can be harmful to birds. The cleaning task is typically an outdoor activity, so your schedule should include cleaning in November before it gets too cold, then again in February when it starts to warm up. A 10% bleach or vinegar solution is best for cleaning because it effectively disinfects the feeders. Be sure the feeders are thoroughly dry before refilling as these solutions are non-toxic once they dry out. Fill up a large container, like a trash can, with the solution and submerse your feeders. If you have the time this is a good method to clean all of your feeders at once. Let each feeder soak for a few minutes as the scrubbing will be easier. The Songbird Essentials bath and feeder cleaning brushes are specially designed with long sturdy bristles to clean all of the nooks and crannies. Use one of our many shapes and sizes of the SE bristled bottle brushes to clean tube feeders. While you’re at it, dump out the bird bath and disinfect it, too. Be sure to dump as much water out of the feeders and baths as you can and place them in the sun to dry. If you don’t want to bother with the disinfectant solution, our Carefree Enzymes and Ecological Laboratories cleaning solutions in spray bottles and make the job easier, especially if you are only cleaning one feeder. For stubborn cleaning jobs use our products like Scoot and Poop Off that are specially designed to remove bird droppings. We also have many varieties of bird bath additives like Birdbath Protector that perform preventive maintenance, minimizing algae growth and mineral and sludge deposits. 10% OFF ANY Songbird Essentials Cleaning Brush 2 Coupon Expires 10/31/09 Warblers Family Time Welcome to the wonderful world of warblers. Did you know that 37 species of warblers migrate through Missouri in the spring and fall? Fall viewing can produce some rewarding looks at the colorful and artistic patterns of warblers, however they don’t come easy. Most warblers are secretive, hiding among the foliage. They feed actively, primarily on insects, so it seems like right when you’re about to get a good look, it moves. But keep trying, because when you do get a good look, it’s really worth it. In general, warblers are tiny (smaller than sparrows, slightly larger than a goldfinch) and their beaks are short and pointed. Common species that breed in Missouri include Northern Parula, American Redstart, Prothonotary Warbler, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellow throat and Yellow-breasted Chat. Uncommon breeding warblers include Blue-winged, Yellow-throated, Yellow, Pine, Black-and-white, Prairie, Cerulean and Worm-eating. Common migrating warblers include Tennessee, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Blackpoll, Palm and Wilson’s. Uncommon migrating warblers include Orange-crowned, Nashville, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Bay-breasted, Mourning and Canada. Whew! As if that’s not enough, an additional 6 species wing through as rarities. Want to learn more - Check out our “Warblers” Field Guide. You’ll save 10% this month. Species Spotlight- Yellow-rumped Warbler The Yellow-rumped Warbler is one of the most abundant warbler species throughout the country. In Missouri they are abundant migrants from early October through November, with their numbers reducing through December. A few even stick around through the winter! They spend the summer breeding in Canada and high mountains. Look for them in the higher portions of trees in your yard. Locate them by listening for their often repeated short call (sounds like “check”). It is a well named species because the yellow rump is a good field mark. It looks like a pat of butter was placed above the base of the tail, giving them the illustrious nickname “butterbutts”. Also look for the white spots on the black tail (especially visible in flight) and the yellow patches on the flanks. Color patterns and markings are bolder on the male. The male’s body has an overall bluish-gray look, while the female appears more brownish. This species is separated into two subspecies and both migrate through Missouri. The Audubon race is the western variety and has a yellow throat. The white-throated Myrtle race breeds mostly in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Attracting and Viewing Warblers Warbler migration peaks in mid-September so now is the time to get ready for them. Bird baths, especially with moving and noisy water, are a great way to get warblers in the open for a nice look. Ground and elevated bird baths work well. The simplest way to get things moving is the battery powered Water Wiggler that can easily be inserted into medium to large bird baths. A nifty version of the Wiggler has a built in speaker that provides the mellow sound of a running brook. Since birds can’t go to the sink for a drink of water, their Bamboo Accents Pump ears are finely tuned to the sounds of dripping and rushing water. Nature’s Foundry Hanging Bath and Universal Solar Pumps provide solar powered noise and motion to your water source. The Solar Pump Kit is more versatile because it provides an electrical plug in option for those overcast days. Bamboo Accents make a variety of plug in pumps that are easy to setup with an outdoor extension cord. Once the cord is in place, you are all set for the switch to the heated birdbath in the near future. Birds seem to be especially attracted to moving and noisy water in ground baths, perhaps because they mimic fresh natural springs. Despite being insect eaters, there are some good food options for attracting warblers. Many species make occasional visits to suet (like Yellow-rumped, Pine and Cerulean Warblers) for the high energy beef fat, especially varieties that include insects and fruit. 3 Organic Lawn & Garden Products Great for Yards, Safe for Birds Songbird Station is now carrying a great line of organic lawn and garden care products that work great and are safe for birds, pets and people. In stock NOW for fall applications for maximum root growth. ORGANICA PRODUCTS- REDUCE THE USE OF CHEMICALS IN YOUR LIFE Every day people ask us how to reduce the use of chemicals in and around their homes. We answer by suggesting they start in their very own yard. Everyone is concerned about the health and safety of family and pets. Reducing chemicals in cleaning and gardening practices is an excellent place to begin a healthy lifestyle. By reducing chemical usage locally (in our homes and offices), the positive impact on our global environmental will be lasting and sustainable. Songbird Station is pleased to offer chemical-free products that are effective, safe and affordable. Go ahead; kick off your shoes; relax; and wiggle your toes in the grass. It’s safe, organic and natural and the birds and butterflies will love you for it. LAWN BOOSTER (8-1-1) 25 lb. covers 2,500 sq ft. Apply now for grass root growth!! • A “patented biologically enhanced fertilizer” comprised of corn gluten meal, steamed bone meal, sulfate of potash and a select array of beneficial soil bacteria. • Addresses both soil health and plant nutrition / Simultaneously feeds soil and turf. • The microbial component (beneficial soil bacteria) increases the biological activity in the soil profile and provides a foundation for healthy turf growth. • Corn gluten, bone meal and sulfate of potash provides turf with a natural & organic source of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. BENEFITS SUPPLIED BY SOIL BACTERIA • Provide turf with increased resistance to environmental extremes (drought, temperature. extremes, foot traffic). • Improve nutrient availability, they free up insoluble soil elements and make them plant available (phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc). • Reduce the incidence of nutrient leaching. • Improve soil structure over time / Increase humus levels in soil profile. • Expedite the breakdown of the corn gluten making it plant available within 2 weeks. • Promotes vigorous soil conditions and improves biological activity. BENEFITS SUPPLIED BY NUTRIENT SOURCES • Provides a slow release source of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (no growth surges). • Lasts 12-16 weeks depending on soil environment and soil type. • Corn Gluten is a great food source for microbes (synergistic with bacteria). • Nitrogen does not readily leach from soil (in the form of ammonium not nitrate). CEDARCIDE YARDSAFE HOSE END • Covers up to 80 X 50 foot yard. • Deters all pest insects. • Safe for beneficial insects. Save 10% on purchase of Organica yard products • Great mosquito control. Coupon Expires 10/31/09 • Stops chinch bugs and ants, even grubs. • Attach to your hose and spray. • EPA rated safe “presents no known risk to humans or the environment”. No measuring or mixing with this easy to use “chemical free” spray. Ideal for use on your patio, lawn, shrubbery, flower and vegetable gardens. Can be used as an animal spray in barns and stables. Repels mosquitoes, flies and numerous insects from areas treated with it. A safe, 100% natural cedar oil solution. Treatment will create a barrier of insect re-entry and break the egg layer cycle resulting in zero grubs and other subterranean arthropods. PLANT GROWTH ACTIVATOR PLUS Specifically formulated to promote the establishment and enhance the viability of evergreens, conifers and deciduous trees (creates a fungal dominant soil) 4 Use as a root drench when planting or transplanting and to maintain plants throughout season. BENEFITS DERIVED • Reduces planting and transplant shock (Plant Insurance). • Provides plants with increased resistance to environmental extremes (drought, heat, cold). • Stimulates root growth & root formation (accelerates plant establishment). • Increases nutrient levels in soil by converting insoluble nutrients into plant available forms. • Improves nutrient absorption by increasing cell membrane permeability of root hairs. • Promotes nitrogen fixation in the soil (converts atmospheric N into plant available form). • Naturally accelerates cell division (promotes healthy controlled growth). • Increases humus level in soil (buffers soil). • Stimulates the production of plant enzymes (enhances metabolic functions). FLOWER BOOSTER RTU PRODUCT FEATURES • Organic bio-stimulant derived from sea kelp. • Manufactured utilizing a patented cell burst technology. • Contains plant growth hormones, amino acids, vitamins & micronutrients. • Ideal for houseplants and small herb & vegetable gardens. • Simply spray on foliage to point of runoff, apply monthly. • A ready to use natural bio-stimulant derived entirely from kelp (Ecklonia maxima). • Specifically formulated for flowering plants / Ideal for houseplants. • Kelp is manufactured utilizing a patented “Cell Burst Process”, which ensures maximum retention of the delicate plant growth compounds found in freshly harvested kelp. • A multifunctional formulation, which stimulates plant growth, increases tolerance to environmental extremes and provides a food source for beneficial soil microorganisms. • Kelp is rich in plant growth compounds, micronutrients, amino acids and vitamins all of which are essential for healthy plant growth & development (not found in conventional fertilizers). BEST YET EVERYTHING YOU NEED to rid yourself, kids and grandkids, pets and your home & yard of Fleas, Ticks, Bed Bugs, Lice, Mites and other parasites. Eliminates Scorpions, Roaches, Ants, Silverfish and others. Invented by CedarCide Industries for the US Army for control of Sand Fleas and other pests in the Middle East. BEST YET will undoubtedly go down in history as the most effective parasite control formulation ever brought to market. No chemicals in this product. Just food grade aromatic Red Cedar Oil and melted Quartz Rock. A genuine BIO based insect control agent. Not only does it command INSTANT DEATH to its arthropod recipients, it can be used on humans as a repellent for Mosquitoes, Chiggers, No-See-Um’s, Flies, Ticks and an array of other biting and flying pests. BEST YET is the product of choice for the elimination of Bed Bugs. Used by all major hotels, motels, college dormitories, apartment complexes, rooming houses and nursing homes. Endorsed by prudent independent PCO’s and Exterminators as well as home owners World Wide. ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES FLEA, TICK, MANGE, EAR MITE AND EAR CANAL INFECTIONS. Recommended by PRUDENT VET’S as a replacement to toxic and non effective Frontline, Advantage and other SPOT DROP PET MEDS that compromise your pets immune system and promote dry skin, itching sensations, erradic behavior, convulsions, illness and premature death. 24 hour cure for yeast and bacterial infections of the ear canal and ear mites. Instant death to fleas, mites and ticks of all kinds. K+ NEEM INSECTICIDE - FUNGICIDE Organica’s K+ Neem is a unique and environmentally friendly product formulated to provide homeowners with an effective alternative to chemically based insecticides and fungicides. This water based, alcohol free, formulation controls a wide range of mites and insect pests and is also effective against powdery mildew disease. K+ Neem is the natural choice for vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, roses, houseplants and turf. The manufacturing process begins with “cold pressed neem oil”, which is extracted from the seeds of the Indian neem tree. These botanical oils are then put through a proprietary saponification process (it is made into a soap), the end result is a unique insecticidal / fungicidal soap derived entirely from a natural source. The fatty acids that comprise K+ Neem differ from the fatty acids found in conventional soaps. 5 GiGi’s Pet Boutique Paws In The Park Come See us at Paws In The Park on September 12. We are proud to support Second Chance and you will find lots of dog lovers working at our store eager to hear about your dogs and tell you about ours!! We are so happy to be partnering with Second Chance to hold some adoption days at our store. On the adoption days we give discounts all day long in our pet department and donate 10% of all of our sales in the pet department on that day to Second Chance. It’s a win for you as the customer and a win for Second Chance. Our next Adoption Day will be Oct. 10th. From 10:30-12:30. You can also look for us in Jefferson City at the Second Annual Whiskers and Wags Benefit to help raise funds for a new animal shelter. They have outgrown their facility and there is no room for expansion so a new building is needed.The fundraiser will be at Memorial park on October 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fall Time With Your Pet Fall is a great time to get out and exercise with your dog. The nice cool weather makes it easy to play in the park or walk the trails. Make sure you have a nice sturdy leash and collar on your dogs and take water along for a quick break. We have new collars coming in all of the time and some of my favorites are our new sturdy leather collars and leads in pink and lime green. Great for those bigger strong dogs. We also carry water bottles that have a flip out tray for your dogs to take a drink from when they get thirsty from all of that playing. Don’t forget to pick up those balls and toys for them to run and fetch. We carry toys for all sizes of dogs. Even though fall is quickly approaching we still have many of those pesky biting insects that attack, us, our pets, and our premises. We are proud to have recently added a chemical free insect control that can be safely used on people, pets, and premises. Best Yet! Will help to control fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and some of the other biting insects. Because it is organic and chemical free it is safe for children and pets of all sizes. Best Yet! Is considered a Minimum Risk pesticide by the EPA and is formulated with FDA food grade ingredients and cedar oil. I know it’s going to be used by me and my dog as we enjoy these nice fall evenings. One of our most popular items this year has been our car restraints for dogs of all sizes. If you are not crating your dog while traveling, keep them safe from sudden stops or in case of an accident by using a restraint harness. Plus the added bonus of them staying in one spot in your car. While fall is just approaching, it’s not too early to start to think about gift ideas for your pets and the pet lovers in your life. We have many new items arriving, including new fashionable collars and leashes, and some great pet theme pillows and totes along with many other times. Time to do some early Christmas shopping! New Items in GiGi’s Pet Boutique Pet Beds Clean N Go Collars & Leashes Pillows Cargo Car Overs 10% OFF 30% OFF 10% Fall Special Summer Collars OFF 20% OFF Pet Pet Pools Shampoo Car Restraints Coupon 6 Coupon Expires 10/31/09 Expires 10/31/09 Coupon Expires 10/31/09 Coupon Expires 10/31/09 Q. Any solutions to keep deer away from my feeders and garden? Ask Bird Man Mel A. Absolutely - Most of us have problems with deer and other animals making night time raids on our property. I’ve personally been testing for over 2 months a product called Nite Guard Solar. - It WORKS!! Our neighbors have 12+ deer every evening but they don’t come near where we have Nite Guard. Why? Its small flashing red lights looks like predators “eyes” and the deer stay away. For deer you need to move the location weekly. For this reason we have some 2 sided and 4 sided versions pre mounted on stakes you can easily move. For raccoons, skunks, etc you can mount one at ground level and leave it. They’re solar NG1 powered and last 3+ years and come with money back guarantee. Nite Guard Bird Man Mel Q. I’ve seen a lot of birds enjoying water in my concrete birdbath this Owner of summer. Is it safe to use a birdbath heater or pour hot water in it Songbird Station this fall/winter so my birds still have a supply of water. A. While we stock every bird bath heater sold I don’t recommend them “or” hot water in a concrete bath during freezing winter. There’s simply too big of a chance of cracking your bowl. Take your concrete bowl inside or wrap it “securely” with a trash bag to keep the water out of it. We do offer a rigid - good looking resin bird bath top with a built in birdbath heater that will securely fit on the top of most concrete pedestals. Check it out - It’s economical, as it’s Top ALLIEDPR600 thermometrically, controlled to only come on when its 35° or less. Heated on a Q. We’ve seen a lot of parents bringing babies to the feeder this ALLIEDPR70B summer. Will these birds stay around this winter? Pedestal A. It depends on the species. If they’re non migrating birds there’s a good chance you’ll be blessed with more feathered friends to enjoy. I’ve recently seen a mother Red Bellied Woodpecker bring babies to a dead tree behind our yard. What’s enjoyable is mom has been going to one of our Songbird Essentials Woodpecker feeders and getting pieces of our Woodpecker seed mix (nuts and SESCS3003RW Ultimate fruit) and stuffing them in holes in the tree - I guess as “rewards” for the babies Woodpecker Feeder doing as told. Can you image how the youngster will feel when it finds its own HIATT60500 tree with “No Woodpecker Mix” in the crevices? I’m going to try and soften 30” Extended Deck the blow by always keeping my Woodpecker feeder full. If you want to enjoy Hook the larger Woodpeckers check out our Ultimate Woodpecker feeder - It’s long enough for the biggest Woodpecker to easily feed. Q. I’ve got a deck and want to have feeders but my wife doesn’t want any mess on our deck or the patio below. Any suggestions? A. A couple thoughts - with our 30” extended reach bracket you get feeders a long ways off deck. I use the clamp on version and love it as I can move it around. We also have a screw on version. A lot of folks also like our durable swivel hook. It lets you move up and down, in and out. For maximum cleanliness, hang a Seed Hoop under your feeders and catch 90% of anything Seed Hoop Under Double Deck Hook Recycled Plastic that drops. 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Field Trip to MKT Nature Trail How to Identify Unfamiliar Birds in Your Backyard Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. Songbird migration peaks in mid-September so we should This session will be presented by Dr. Scott Shalaway PhD. see some great birds on this trip. Meet at the store and Wildlife Biologist. Scott regularly writes in nationwide birding after the walk join us for free coffee and donuts. magazines and newspaper columns as well as a weekly Field Trip to Rock Bridge State Park radio show. You’ll love his informative - fast paced Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 presentation with lots of time for questions. Over 14 Meet at the store for a FREE guided field trip to Rock years ago Scott put on the very first seminar we ever Bridge State Park. Many songbird migrants will still be passing put on. Don’t miss this one - You’ll LOVE it!! through in early October. After the walk join us for free coffee and donuts. Ask the Expert - Dr. Scott Shalley Birdwatching Basics for Fall Friday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday September 20 at 2:00 p.m. If you can’t make Scott’s seminar on Saturday this is a great time Bird migrations peak in September and May. During these to ask any questions you like. Come in, learn and have fun! months you can see the greatest numbers and variety of bird species around your yard and at feeders and IMPORTANT: For all seminars, reservations are requested, but not required. This helps us make sure we have plenty of seats, handouts, and birdbaths. This seminar will teach you how to identify refreshments. See you at the meetings!!! about 20 of the more common fall migrants. We will also discuss tools for bird identification like field guide books, audio CDs and DVDs. What’s NEW at Songbird Station Kids Booking Signing “B is for Bufflehead” Friday, October 9 at 10:00 am - 2”00 p.m. We’ll be getting in a great NEW alphabet book for kids and adults alike balled “B is for Bufflehead” the author Steve Hutchcraft will be at Songbird Station to sign first release books. We’ll offer 10% off his book as well as the other books See you there! A GREAT Christmas Gift!! Cardinals Wall Jewelry Tree w/ Bluebird Picture Clock Bowl Large Frame Sign up NOW for Fall Bird Classes October 8 - November 20 Beginners Mornings - Starting Approx. 8:00 am. Afternoons - Time to be determined Wow, the response for (& feedback from) our Spring Birding Class was FANTASTIC! Because of that we are going to repeat & in fact expand our class offerings this fall. We want to thank Edge Wade, Bill Mees & Bill Clark for the FANTASTIC job they did!! They will Heron Wall Sculpture be leading these classes. Classes will be limited to 15-20 people - Cost $50 Cardinal Stop by or call Songbird Station to sign up NOW - as these classes will Tissue Box Welcome Frogs fill up! 2010 Chapel Plaza Court NEW STORE HOURS “Between Clovers & Callaway Bank” Monday– Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Open 24 hrs www.songbirdstation.com Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 800-256-2473 or 446-5941 Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.