Articles by Birdwatchers General Store

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    Birding in the Winter

    Join the Cape Cod Bird Club Would you like to join The Cape Cod Bird Club? The Cape Cod Bird Club is an organization whose members are interested in the protection and conservation of the bird life and natural resources …

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    Ask The Bird Folks – Buying Binoculars

      Welcome from the Birdwatchers General Store in Orleans Dear Bird Folks, I’d like to get a new pair of binoculars for my wife but I don’t know much about them. Any advice? – Roger, Ludlow, VT Good one, Roger. …

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    Ask The Bird Folks – Building Your Own Birdhouse

      Welcome to the Birdwatcher’s General Store in Orleans  Dear Bird Folks, I’m thinking about building a few birdhouses. My problem is that I can’t seem to find a basic set of plans. I have purchased several books but they …

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    Ask the Birdfolks – Birds in winter

    Ask the Birdfolks – Birds in winter A few weeks ago you wrote about how tough it is for sea ducks to ride out the winter in the open ocean. I’m wondering if the weather is tougher on inland birds. …

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    Ask The Bird Folks- Improving the Quality of Your Life

      Welcome from the Birdwatchers General Store in Orleans Dear Bird Folks, An edition of U.S. News and World Report had an extensive article entitled “50 Ways to Improve your Life.” One suggestion that surprised me was that we should take …

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    Ask The Bird Folks – Choosing Feeders

      Welcome from the Birdwatchers General Store in Orleans Dear Bird Folks: I want to buy my parents a bird feeder for Christmas, but I found myself totally confused by the conflicting selection that they had at my local garden …

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    Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?

      Mike O’Connor, owner of the Birdwatcher’s General Store in Orleans,  knows bird watchers as well as he knows birds. He knows that if you’re even slightly interested in identifying birds or attracting them to your backyard with a feeder, …

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    Birds, Turtles and More in Wellfleet

    Birds, turtles and more in Wellfleet You can make the Wellfleet Bay Betsy Wildlife Sanctuary a regular winter location for birding, seminars, even book clubs. There are many programs just for adults and others for families to enjoy. Almost all …

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