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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Literary Legacy Terry Tempest Williams is a widely published author and naturalist and a fierce advocate for ecological consciousness and social change. Big Things Coming from the Northwest Defenders of Wildlife work in the Northwest creates opportunities to promote wildlife protection and sustainable management of public lands. Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Red wolves still in dire straits, and the Service isn’t helping; Conservationists will sue for lobo recovery; More Money for wolf killing in Idaho; The results are in!