BIRD IN HAND
Try your hand at hand-feeding wild birds!
Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees and other birds! Over the years, our patient volunteers have trained these wild birds to feed from human hands. Our skilled volunteers are on-hand to teach you how to hand-feed wild birds using a special food blend of seeds and nuts.
The birds feed best on colder days or when the ground is snow-covered.
Birds that are willing to hand-feed:
They love to hide seeds and other food items to eat later. Each item is placed in a different spot and the chickadee can remember thousands of hiding places.
This species is related to the chickadee & features a bold crest atop their head. They love using fur to line their nests, plucking fur from both living & dead animals.
Nuthatches are often seen hopping down trees head first. Unlike their white-breasted relative, this species features a black stripe across the eyes.
This species is also often seen moving upside down. The name "nuthatch" comes from the habit of wedging seeds & nuts into bark crevices to hack them open with their bill.