Bears on the Bird Feeder



Bears on the Bird Feeder

Written by Conor Gearin

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    [American Black Bear growl]

In bear nation, meals left exterior or uncovered trash cans can change into irresistible targets for bears searching for a fast snack. However even in case you’ve put away any human meals, don’t neglect about chicken feeders.

    [American Goldfinch calls] 

Bears are omnivores that eat all kinds of meals. Berries, bugs, and roots kind a big a part of the American Black Bear’s weight loss program, and some pawfuls of birdseed can be an ideal addition to the menu. 

[American Black Bear panting]

That implies that in case you reside amongst bears, you need to solely have chicken feeders out for a part of the yr. The New York State Division of Environmental Conservation recommends that folks take down chicken feeders between April 1st and November thirtieth, when black bears are most lively. 

And don’t fear concerning the birds going hungry — birds have ample sources of meals within the hotter months when bugs are plentiful, in order that they’re extra appreciative of a chicken feeder within the winter, anyway. At that time, the bears return to their dens, and the feeders can return up. 

    [American Goldfinch calls] 

For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.

Assist for BirdNote is offered by Jim and Birte Falconer from Seattle, Washington, and beneficiant listeners all over the world.


Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Managing Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. American Goldfinch ML 225079721 recorded by Andrew Spencer.
American Black Bear panting sound from the MSU Acoustic Atlas. Recorded by Jeff Rice/Montana State College.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote   November 2022         
Narrator: Michael Stein

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