Wouldn't it be great to look at your hummingbird feeder and “get to know your regulars?”
The hummingbird is one of the most popular birds in North America - as well as one of the cutest and tiniest. There are over 300 species flying around the globe but only 20 of those species visit us in North America and Canada. Out of that 20 - only a handful stay year round.
Many define grackles, as well as starlings and pigeons, as pests. Crop growers see their fields being damaged by crows and blackbirds. Homeowners see them as bullies. Grackles scare their beloved songbirds from their bird feeders and steal their food.
We at Nature Anywhere don’t believe in inhumane treatments such as poison and lethal traps. Crop growers commonly use poison as well as other harmful chemicals to “get rid” of the grackles. But not only is it inhumane, it also doesn’t work. Grackles have the power of numbers! Poisoning birds who roam in large flocks is a lost battle.
As bird-lovers, we know closely that these are the most beautiful creatures in the world and also - the most vulnerable. We know how easily they can become prey as well as fierce attackers, fighting for breeding and roosting territory.
But there are some battles they cannot win. Human activity, deforestation and other world-changing conditions have made a huge impact on our feathery friends and many are now on the brink of extinction.