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Spokane, WA (PRWEB) August 14, 2009

Thebirdcrest.com is a brand new website that seeks to become a resource for bird lovers looking for all the essential backyard bird supplies. Website founder Laura Allen sat down to discuss her website, as well as the recent addition of a new blog where she intends to share her ideas and insights with other bird lovers.

"I remember when I was growing up, my dad loved woodworking, and he built all kinds of bird houses and bird feeders for our backyard," said Laura Allen. "That was a long time ago, and when the things he built started to fall apart, I started looking for replacements."

Allen is the founder of http://www.TheBirdCrest.com, a new website offering all the finest backyard bird supplies selected by Allen herself.

"When I started looking for replacements for my dad's bird houses and bird feeders, I noticed a real lack of good workmanship in the models I found," said Allen. "One of the main reasons I wanted a website was to provide first rate bird supplies with good workmanship."

While Allen's website now offers an extensive selection of first rate wooden bird feeders, bird houses, and bird house pedestals, she has plans to expand in the near future. "I'll be adding bird baths soon, and I also plan to add owl houses, bat houses and butterfly houses at some point."

In order to better communicate with her customers, Allen launched a new blog at http://www.TheBirdQuest.com to complement her website.

"On the blog, I'll be offering helpful hints to deal with common problems like squirrels and predator birds," said Allen. "I also have a lot of unique knowledge about different aspects of birding, like hummingbird feeders for example, a lot of people don't know that, just like an infant, hummingbird feeders need to be burped, because during hot and cold weather an airlock can build up inside and prevent the hummingbirds from feeding."

Allen strives to keep her website as down to earth as possible, offering products that are well built, cost efficient and above all, loved by birds. "People can be comfortable shopping on the website because all the products are first rate, and I go the extra mile to make the merchandise and the shipping affordable."

About the Company:

http://www.TheBirdCrest.com is owned and operated by bird enthusiast Laura Allen.

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Clarence, New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2011

USABirdSupply.com offers bird gift ideas for the winter months ahead. Climate changes are affecting birds and where they winter. According to Audubon analyses, many species are moving north to winter, reflecting global warming. Purple Finches and Wild Turkeys have moved 400+ miles north in the last 40 years, while the Marbled Murrelets, Ring-Billed Gulls, Red-Breasted Mergansers, and Spruce Grouse have moved 300-360 miles north. Pine Suskins, Fox Sparrows, Boreal Chickadees and House Finches have moved 250+ miles north.

However, some species are not moving north, to their detriment, as their habitat becomes drier. This includes the burrowing owl, the meadowlark, whose population has declined 72% in the last 40 years, the vesper sparrow and generally grassland species.

Living in Southern California, Florida, or the Southern US, winter might mean swing temperatures from the low 40’s to 70’s. In the northern part of the US, the winter means very cold weather and snow.

USABirdSupply.com Offers 10 Bird Gift Ideas For Winter

1. Winter Shelters – Picture blowing wind, horizontal snow, bitter cold and weighing less than one ounce. Placing winter shelters facing south ideally under eaves, in a safe area from predators and protected from the wind and heavy snowfalls can provide huddled birds warmth and protection from the environment. USABirdSupply.com offers winter shelters for birds and is a great gift.

2. Winter Roosting Boxes– Roosting boxes allow small birds to huddle together for warmth. They differ from a bird house in that the hole is at the bottom rather than the middle or top to reduce heat loss. They also have perches inside allowing many birds to huddle. Place the box facing south, in a protected area, safe from predators and relatively close to feeders. Hang out nesting materials and the birds will stuff them inside the box for additional warmth. Chickadees, wrens, titmice, and woodpeckers will use a roosting box. The box should be about 12 feet off the ground. A metal or slate guard around the hole will help deter squirrels. After the holidays, Christmas trees can be placed outside for a shelter as well.

3. Heated Bird Baths – Birds require fresh water for drinking and bathing year round. A heated bird bath or heating element placed in an existing bird bath will encourage birds to frequent feeders as they will have access to both food and water. While birds do eat snow, it reduces their body heat. USABirdSupply.com offers pedestal as well as deck- EZ-tilt heated bird baths. In the warmer US regions, having a bird bath year round near feeders provides an ideal bird watching environment.

4. Suet - Suet is a high energy food with a high fat content that helps keep birds warm. Having a window suet feeder, hanging suet feeder or suet log is essential for winter bird feeding. There are numerous varieties of suet including hot pepper. The hot pepper taste deters squirrels but not birds. Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays as well as woodpeckers will be attracted to suet. Bluebirds, warblers, kinglets, titmice, and wrens prefer suet with small seeds. USABirdSupply.com offers a wide variety of suet feeders and types of suet.

5. Bird Seed – Seeds with high fat or oil content provide energy and should be selected based on the types of birds that winter in your area. These would include black oil sunflower seeds, nyjer, white millet, and peanuts. To reduce waste and have no-mess, buy hulled seeds in the winter.

6. Striped vs. Oil Sunflower Seeds – Oil sunflower seeds have more oil than striped sunflower, are smaller and have a thinner shell which is easier to open. Striped sunflower seeds are larger with a thicker shell. While most birds such as cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and blue jays eat either type, sparrows and blackbirds have a harder time opening striped sunflower seeds.

7. Feeder Placement - Ground Feeders for southern areas that do not have snow in the winter attract juncos, brown thrashers, towhees, and sparrows. In areas with more challenging winters, the bird feeders should be placed out of the wind and should have the area beneath them cleaned of snow so the ground feeders can eat. Hopper and platform feeders attract cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and titmice.

8. Cleaning Feeders And Bird Baths Before Winter – Before it gets too cold, clean and sterilize the feeder to reduce mold and get rid of old seed. Use gloves and a stiff brush. Feeders should be cleaned once a month. To clean the feeder there are several methods: one part bleach to nine parts hot water, mild unscented dish detergent in solution, or 4 parts water to 1 part white vinegar. Scrub and rinse thoroughly. Fill when completely dry. The same ratios can be used for bird baths. Also clean the area below feeders with a broom or shovel and hose down. There are also long cleaning brushes and easy-clean tube feeders with removable bottoms. USABirdSupply.com offers cleaning brushes, easy clean tube bird feeders, and bottled bird bath and bird house cleaners.

9. Bird Feeder Rain Guards – Rain guards, which in some cases double as a squirrel baffle, protect tube feeders which do not have a cover over feeding ports. Guards help with rain (in warmer regions) and snow in colder areas.

10. Squirrel Proof Feeders and Baffles - Using hot pepper suet and red cayenne/hot pepper in feed helps deters squirrels (but not birds). Squirrel proof feeders come in a variety of styles—weight activated, tube feeders in wire cages, and battery operated feeders that flip, tip and whip squirrels off the feeder. Safflower, nyjer seed and natural and hot pepper suet are not favorites of squirrels. Baffles can also be effective for feeders and when mounted on top protects the seed from rain and snow.

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Even the indoor pet in your family will need to venture outdoors occasionally during times of cold weather. Take precautions and use the tips below to prepare your dog or cat for winter weather.

For always outdoor pets:

Feed your outside pet more food in the winter months. Animals put on extra body fat in the colder months to produce more body heat.

Your pets’ living quarters should be dry, insulated, and as wind proof as possible without restricting access. Wind chill is a deadly enemy. Newspaper or cardboard make a nice layer of extra insulation.

Keep your pets water from freezing. Your pet still needs water in the winter and if their water is frozen, they might try eating snow or worse, find something that looks to be water called anti-freeze which will surely kill them. Search the internet to find a method that works for you. Don’t use metal bowls that their tongues could stick to.

Check on your pet often. If you see ice or snow sticking to them, make adjustments to give them a warmer and dryer living space. Consider installing a pet door on your garage or storage shed. For you outdoor cat owners, honk your horn before starting that vehicle. Cats will find your car’s engine compartment a nice warm place to sleep.

For the pets that go outside on occasion:

Consider purchasing several items of dog clothing for your pet. Clothes for dogs and cats are becoming more and more popular. Pet clothing stores offer dog shirts, dog sweater, and dog coats to help keep your dog warm. If you have a smaller breed, a collection of cute dog clothes including dog hoodies for winter can be a fashionable and practical investment for your priceless pet.

Extreme cold can lead to frostbite, especially on the shorthair breeds. Check them for symptoms often. If any icy build up is present, give your pet a nice warm bath or use a warm damp cloth to remove the ice. Consider outfitting your pet with booties that will keep those precious paws warm and dry.

Don’t allow them to eat snow. I can contain dangerous objects and/or chemicals.

Use pet clothing, like dog coats or dog sweaters:

Consider purchasing a couple of dog sweaters or dog coats for your pet this winter. Pet clothing is not just for playing dress up with your pet. Dog clothes will help your pet maintain body heat. The large variety of cute dog clothes offered by most pet clothing stores usually include dog shirts, dog or cat bandanas, and designer dog collars, dog leashes, and harnesses. The styles of dog clothes are becoming more trendy and casual. Cute dog clothes with cool screen print and rhinestone designs are becoming more and more popular in the pet clothing industry and with consumers worldwide. Clothes for dogs belonging to the younger generations are also popping up everywhere. With a dual purpose of protecting your pet during cold weather and making them look cute and cool, you really can’t go wrong.

Dogs and cats are actually much tougher than us when it comes to braving the cold, but with very little effort you can make your pet much more comfortable this winter. Use the tips listed above, along with your own, to protect your pet during cold weather. They will love you for it.