Betsy Hartley


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Put out the welcome mat for birds in winter

Oct 25, 2019
If you are feeding backyard birds, be sure to continue through winter when they need the nutrition.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

How do I move a shrub with a nest?

Apr 2019
Arborvitae line my back fence and I want to remove them and replace them with fruit trees. However, a pair of scrub jays is nesting in the arborvitae. I am not in an imminent hurry, but how can I eventually remove the arbor vitae with minimal disruption to the jays?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

How can I keep crows and jays from being hogs?

Apr 2019
Do you have a seed type recommendation or other techniques and strategies for discouraging crows and jays from monopolizing my feeders. These corvids scratch all the seed out onto the ground and chase away the songbirds I'm trying to serve.

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

Mar 15, 2019
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.  

By Chris Branam | News Story

How do I handle sparrow bullies?

Jul 2017
We have been trying to attract swallows back to our neighborhood, and after 15 years we have a nesting pair in our yard. We have noticed sparrows trying to evict our family of swallows. The babies have not yet fledged, and we are concerned. What can we do?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Nesting boxes invite birds to hatch babies in home gardens

Mar 31, 2017
There's more to think about than just hanging up a birdhouse

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Where are the birds?

Oct 2016
Is something going on with birds population in Oregon/Beaverton this year? Usually I get 20-25 species of bird in my back yard, sometime all in one day. This summer I have seen around 10 species. Also usually I put out a handful of sun flower seeds every 2-3 days, this year they hardly been touch them after 2 weeks. Suet also has not been eaten much either. Thanks for any info.

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Oil and gas infrastructure doesn’t seem to deter nesting hawks

Jun 8, 2016
Too early to assume energy development is benign

By Gail Wells | News Story

Five berry-bearing shrubs to feed birds in winter

Jan 8, 2016
Keep our feathered friends in fine fettle in cold weather

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

I have red-headed rascals ruining my trees, how can I stop this pest?

Nov 2015
I sent in a picture awhile ago, and you said it was a woodpecker, sapsucker variety. Now it seems there are flying insects, flies and small bees or wasps at the tree all the time, also have seen the woodpecker several times. Seems like they are ruining or killing the tree, what can we do to save it, or stop them from making it look like this? Organically if possible.

By Steve Bowers | Featured Question