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Become a Scientist in 15 Minutes, The Great Backyard Bird Count Returns

Editor’s Note: Curtis Smalling from Audubon North Carolina contributed this article.

Cary, NC – The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of allowing birders everywhere to show their love for birds and conservation.  Read more

Gardening: Taking Care of Visiting Birds

Cary, NC – It’s cold outside and you’re feeling friendly to the birds. What can you do at this time of year to make friends with the birds in your neighborhood and give them an extra boost in tough times? It’s still not too late to begin! Read more

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Bird Feeding 101: Getting Started

Cary, NC — How can we attract birds to our homes this winter? This is easily accomplished and fairly inexpensive to do, but there are still some matters to consider when bird feeding. Read more

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Great Blue Herons – See Them in Cary

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Cary, NC — One of the most visible and largest of the water birds we can see in our area is also one of the most misunderstood. Most people don’t even know what to call them.  Read more

Bald Eagles – See Them in Cary

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Editor’s Note: It’s a breathtaking sight to watch a large eagle soar over roads or lakes, and, lately, we’ve seen quite a few eagles during our commutes. Jessica, our assistant editor, recently saw two bald eagles fly over Lake Crabtree in Morrisville in a span of only two weeks. 

We consulted our friend and bird-watching expert, David Lindquist, to learn why, where and when you can see bald eagles (fairly easily!) right here in Cary.

Cary, NC — In Cary, we can enjoy the recent arrival of Bald Eagles. They’re flourishing on our lakes and ponds, and the exhilarating sight of them can make our days. It’s now easy for Cary residents to drive or walk a modest distance and see eagles soaring in our skies. Read more

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Cary’s Winter Hummingbird is Coming Soon

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Cary, NC — Don’t put your nectar hummingbird feeders away for fall just yet – a second species of hummingbird called the Rufous could make a winter appearance in Cary. Read more

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Attract Birds to Your Backyard: Here’s How

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Cary, NC — Backyard bird watching is a growing pastime in America, and people in the Triangle area are no exception. What does it take to make your property an attraction for birds? It’s simple and inexpensive! Read more

Winter Birds

Meet the Backyard Winter Birds of Cary

Winter Birds

Cary, NC — Bird watchers in the Cary area can enjoy a wide variety of species in their own backyards. Some of these winter birds are migratory and can only be seen here in the cooler months.  Read more

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Geese in Cary

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From the blog of Council Member Lori Bush. Her views are her own.

Cary, NC — We receive a great number of complaints regarding the Geese that have come to call Cary their home.  In many locations, there are hundreds of them, often overwhelming and becoming a nuisance in certain parks and ponds, leaving their droppings, and in some cases, becoming aggressive when they are protecting their nests. Read more