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6 Reasons To Make a Chandelier for the Birds

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6 Reasons To Make a Chandelier for the Birds

Want a free ticket to a natural outdoor theatre for your whole family? Just feed the birds and let their beauty entertain you all winter long.

Why bird watch?

1. Connect with nature
It is a well-documented fact that wildlife can help people feel connected to nature.

2. Gain knowledge
Ornithology can be an endless learning opportunity. The Audubon Society is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

3. Improve your health
Feeding the birds gets you outside and brings the outside environment in. The connection to nature can also have a calming effect.

4. Make friends
Join a bird watching club and meet people. Here is a list of bird watching clubs in the US.

5. It’s inexpensive
Along with buying or making (see next page) food to feed the birds, all you need to get started is a field guide to identify the birds and binoculars to get a birds-eye view of all of the action.

6. Enjoy solitude
Watching birds is deeply satisfying; it opens up your senses, and it is something enjoyable that you can do by yourself.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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6:59AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

interesting

6:53AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thank You.

2:32PM PST on Dec 3, 2013

I would love to add this to my yard outside. Thanks for the great project idea!

7:09PM PST on Feb 18, 2013

ty

3:17AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

What a great idea, thanks

1:18PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

I love bird watching and take many photos, there so much fun and sound divine.

5:21AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Thanks for sharing

6:10AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Sweet poem Elizabeth.

7:36AM PST on Feb 22, 2011

I don't think birds will eat dried orange slices. In my birding community, we use fresh orange halves and bananas for mockingbirds.

2:26PM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Thanks

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