Great Backyard Bird Stories Are Touching And Teach Us About Life

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Great Backyard Bird Stories:
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There are interesting backyard bird stories here that relate an experience or a belief that someone or a group of people have experienced.

Some of these tales of feathered friends were submitted to one of our annual Story Contests, others are from friends or myself.

Read the brief descriptions here and then by clicking on the link to the individual story pages the adventure will begin.

Take your time and enjoy the experience of other backyard bird watchers!

The Birding Curve
By C. E. Jones
2020

The Birding Curve is the story of one family man’s story of how he enjoyed getting started watching backyard birds with his wife and son. A “curve” of a different feather!

Fertile Myrtle
By Noel Laflin
2020

Weather forecasters dubbed the approaching storm, Lucifer. And when it did finally make landfall one late Friday afternoon in mid February, 2017, it lived up to its name and struck with a wicked punch. Find out how an Allen’s Hummingbird Mom made out while looking after her 2 babies…

Grampy Cardinal
By Judi Bogardus
2020

A touching story of how important Grandparents can be to passing on lifes passions and helping shape young lives. Grampy Cardinal

Sandhill Crane At The Backyard Buffet
By Clark LaGrange
Story Contest Visitor Vote Winner 2019

It is shocking to look out your window one day and see something with
steely eyes that is tall, nearly as tall or taller than yourself looking
back at you! But that is exactly what happened to one of our photo
story contest winners from our Backyard Bird Story Contest in 2019! Read all about it!

Dad And His Hummingbirds
By Sheila Chapman
Story Contest Winner Judges Vote 2019

Enjoy this touching story of how a Hummingbird brought a family together through Dad & His Hummingbirds.

For the Love of Feeding Birds
By Kathy Berent
Story Contest 2019 – The Joy Of Bird Baths

For the Love of Feeding Birds  “My tale is a true tale and a happy tail… that evolved slowly but has given me tremendous pleasure.” Enjoy Kathy’s story as it might be not unlike your own or inspire you to make your own similar story. Great Inspiration!

Birch Tree & Woodpeckers
Anishnabeg (Ojibway) Legend

The birch tree has a story to tell of how, it and wild birds, particularly Woodpeckers, helped humans to discover a valuable food source. Read the connection between birch tree, Woodpeckers and humans.

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The Great Blue Mystery
by Judy Coates

The Great Blue Heron mystery was eventually revealed but it was a puzzle for a long time. But we persevered and discovered the answer. Enjoy this Great Blue Mystery!

Soaking Up The Sun
by Deanna Mayhew

In the summertime my garden is my happy place and when all the beautiful flowers I have planted are in bloom, I can easily spend the entire day there and always enjoy doing so.

It’s also a happy inviting place for the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds…

Coopers Hawk Visits Feeder
by Lynda Horn

When we see this type of event playing out it brings such mixed emotion. It is a completely different to see it play out in real life compared to reading about it or even seeing a video. Read about Lynda and her son’s experience.



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