How Birds Handle the Brrrrrrr!

Speaking from personal experience, this winter has been downright COLD. In fact, our area is on track to have the second-coldest winter in 25 years. But! Spring is just around the corner despite the prognostications of the groundhog last week and we’re all looking forward to longer days and warming temperatures and are hopeful we can put the snow shovels away very soon.

Every winter we receive a number of emails and In The Field comments from readers expressing concern for cranes and other birds that have to endure the wintry elements. I recently came across a great post from Eldon Greij on that explains how they handle the frigid temperatures and the great folks at BirdWatching magazine have given us permission to share it with you.

birdwatching_magCLICK to visit the blog entry or be sure to pick up the April issue, which features this and other great articles.

In case you’re not yet familiar with BirdWatching magazine or their BirdWatchingDaily blog, we encourage you to pay them a visit!

The Beautiful, bi-monthly BirdWatching magazine (formerly Birder’s World) appeals to every bird enthusiast — from backyard birdwatcher to serious birder. Subscribers receive helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, handy identification tips, photography pointers, info about where to find birds, superb color photography, and much more!

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  1. Russell Allison February 12, 2015 10:43 am

    I have the copy in front of me as we speak .It is a great magazine Heather. We have received it for several years. Go Whoopers.