24 January 2011 Eco-tip for Backyard Bird Feeding This Winter Posted by: Brian Bovard | 1 comment | Share: Defenders is back with another eco-tip for your WildLifeStyle. This month Cindy Hoffman invited us into her home where she showed us how simple it is to make some delicious homemade suet for your feathery friends to enjoy from a backyard suet feeder. Some birds will travel thousands of miles over the course of their winter migrations and use incredible amounts of energy doing it. Having readily available food in people’s backyards goes a long way towards helping them conserve energy that would normally be spent foraging for food. And conserving that energy is important because well-fed, healthier birds are more easily able to fight off infections, or cope with any contaminants that they might ingest. The healthier we can keep them on their travels, the better off they will be when they get to their final destinations. We hope you enjoy the video and see you next month with another WildLifeStyle tip! One Response to “Eco-tip for Backyard Bird Feeding This Winter” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?