Hi, Hi, Birdie: New York’s Year-Round Bird Population

bluejay eating at bird feederIn the Adirondacks, we’re treated to a robust bird population. From tiny hummingbirds to the Great Horned Owl, there are many types of birds to be seen in our forests, mountains, and backyards. Some birds migrate to warmer climates once the seasons begin to change, but many birds stick around for the snow.

As a result, many birds come to rely on people during the cold winter months, when food sources like bugs and berries are scarce. If you enjoy birdwatching in your backyard, one of the best ways you can ensure that the local bird population will keep visiting is by keeping well-stocked feeders all winter long.

What birds stay during the winter months in the Adirondacks?

Most of us know that birds like robins, hummingbirds, and Baltimore orioles don’t stick around for the snow show in the Adirondacks. However, there are several birds that stay, even during the coldest, snowiest months of the year. Those birds include:

  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Dark Eyed Junco
  • Woodpeckers (Downy, Pileated)
  • Owls (Snowy, Barred, Barn)

While raptors such as owls generally manage to keep themselves fed during the winter, you’re likely to have the other birds on the list visit your backyard feeders regularly.  If you’d like to get a jumpstart on preparing your home for feathered visitors before the weather turns cooler, you should know that Charlie Johns can help.

Charlie Johns can help with your backyard birding needs.

At Charlie Johns, we have a variety of bird feeders, seeds, and more for your backyard birds. We offer feeders in all types, shapes, and sizes, from tube-style feeders to whimsical, Adirondack-themed feeders. And, you’ll find a wide range of wild bird food for your fine feathered friends, including sunflower seeds, thistle seeds, millet, cracked corn, and suet. We even offer mixtures for different bird types that include other ingredients like dried berries and nuts.

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