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Why buy from Silvergate bird farm?

Silvergate Bird Farm -owned operated exotic bird store. Our family business has grown with our customers who appreciate the friendly atmosphere and personalized service. We have a large selection of parrots, including Macaws, African Grey Parrots, Amazon Parrots, Caiques, Cockatoos, Eclectus Parrots , Parakeets, Conures, Quaker Parrots.

Why buy from McDonald bird farm?

McDonald Bird Farm offers the finest, healthiest wholesale Parakeets and finches for sale anywhere in the U.S. today. Beginning in 1975, our goal was to supply the pet industry with wholesale parakeets, finches and other exotic birds that were of exceptional quality and at a fair price. Some 47 years later, our business has stood the test of time.

Why buy from the magnolia bird farm?

Started in 1955 by Frank Miser Sr., The Magnolia Bird Farm has over 65 years of experience selling, buying, raising, and loving birds. Whether you’re looking for your first pet parakeet or are a pet store looking to buy/sell in quantity, we’re the place for you. We have birds, seed, toys, and all the supplies needed for your birds to thrive.

What kind of birds can you see from the farm?

Overhead, an alert eye might now spot a sharp-shinned hawk or a great blue heron. Flack’s bird lists for the farm include a bunch of birds I’d never heard of, but which are now rather common on the place – the Bell’s vireo, yellow warbler, and dickcissel.

How does Flack identify birds?

With long practice he’s learned to identify birds by subtle features, the shape of the beak, bars on the wings, length of the tail, the calls and songs, and so on.

How many species of birds does Flack have?

I could write a book about Flack and his many interesting observations about birds, but in the last few years, he’s written his own story about all the birds — now 100 species — that he’s documented on our farm in Buffalo County, Nebraska.

What are some good bird habitats?

Places like field borders, rogue fence-line trees, and patches of unmown grass make great bird habitat. Even abandoned barbed wire fences make perfect perches. “A property with highly diverse habitats will likely host more species than one that is uniform,” says Joel Jorgensen, Nebraska Game and Parks nongame bird manager.

What birds do you notice on Flack’s farm?

There was a time when the only birds I might notice would be the obvious ones — like a pheasant, hawk, or crow. Now, because of Flack’s birding, I’ve learned that the farm is home to the likes of a lot of other birds you don’t always notice, such as small grassland birds: sedge wrens, savannah sparrows, American goldfinches.

How to help birds in Iowa?

Plant a patch of native grass. Prairie bird species are in decline, and you can give them a big boost. Relatively small areas of prairie grass strips have proved to provide “disproportional benefits” for soil and water conservation, as well as an estimated twofold increase in bird species and abundance, according to Iowa research on field prairie strips.

Does Kevin Schroeder use conservation tillage?

I’ve come to realize, too, that our farm is home to so many birds and other wildlife, because for several generations my family installed conservation features on the land: trees and native prairie grass on CRP, but also several shelterbelts, farmstead trees, pollinator habitat, and a prairie grass strip on cropland. Our farm operator, Kevin Schroeder, uses conservation tillage and is willing to tend the small fields of row crops and prairie hay. Over the years we’ve had good advice from experts, including USDA conservationists, Pheasants Forever folks, and a couple of farmer friends.