Hello and welcome to the Wild-Bird-Watching.com website.
This website started in January 2004, and information continues to be added. This gives you a place where you can have up-to-date, accurate, information on the different habits of the most common backyard birds of North America.
While there are plenty of large university bird-oriented websites written by students earning their degrees, this site tries to place as much free information in one place and hopefully, from a perspective that is unique to this site.
My love of birds began as a child on a farm back in the mid-60s. I found a baby pigeon (squab is the proper term) and fell in love with birds.
I took care of that pigeon until it could fly on its own. That bird would sit on my shoulder while I walked around. My mother was not fond of having a pigeon in her house.
We all watched as it selected a mate, built a nest in the barn, and laid eggs.
My family moved before the eggs ever hatched, but that experience started a journey into birdwatching and bird behavior that has lasted over 50 years and continues to this day.
I wanted to share with others who enjoy birds and who might have questions about the birds in their own backyards.
In building this website, I've referenced several texts that I use for my study of bird behavior and identification. I'm also a subscribing member of Cornell's Birds of the World website.
My mission is to provide you with an interesting website where the novice or more advanced birder can find information and products that will add to the enjoyment of backyard birdwatching.
For 16, years I have managed a 24-unit Purple Martin Colony having as many as 18 nesting pairs in a season. Monitoring, nest checks, and providing protection from predators.
wild-bird-watching.com was the first website to live-stream an open-cup nesting bird that does not return to the same nest, tree, or shrub from season to season.
What makes that so special is that you have to see things at just the right time. Then get a camera on things without causing abandonment of the nest site.
I got lucky and live-streamed the first Northern Cardinal from nest shaping to one young fledging.
You can find the complete story here - Cardinal Cam Replay
Now in 2023, I'm able to spend my time walking local nature areas videoing and photographing birds in their native habitat. I hope you find something of interest on this website and return often.
For some of the most current photos and videos, check the FaceBook page at: Wild-Bird-Watching FaceBook Page
You may also want to check out the wild-bird-watching YouTube Channel for brief clips of birds.
Kind regards and Happy Birding,