Ask The Naturalist

Baby Birds

Q: What should I do if I have found a baby bird out of its nest?

Banded Birds

Q: What should I do if I have found a banded bird?

Bald-headed Birds

Q: Why have I seen a strange-looking Blue Jay or a Cardinal with a black head?

Bats

Q: What should I do if I have a bat in my house?

Bears

Q: What should I do if I have a black bear at my bird feeder?

Bird Feeding

Q: How can I join the Annual Backyard Winter Bird Survey?

Q: Why are there few or no birds at my feeder?

Q: When should I start to feed birds for the winter?

Q: Can you tell me about pepper-treated bird seed?

Q: What can I do to discourage pigeons at my feeders?

Bird Nests

Q: What should I do if I have a bird nesting in a hanging plant?

Q: What can I do about a bird nest in an inconvenient place?

Blue Jays

Q: What should I do if Blue Jays are pecking at the paint on my house?

Diseases

Q: What should I do if I find a dead bird at my feeder?

Q: Can you tell me about Avian Flu?

Q: Can you tell me about West Nile Virus?

Hawks

Q: What should I do if I have a hawk at my feeder?

Q: Can you tell me about fall hawk migration and hawk watch sites?

Hummingbirds


Q: What should I feed Hummingbirds?

Q: Can you tell me about Hummingbird Migration?

Q: I have seen a tiny hummingbird. What is it?

Injured Wildlife

Q: Found an injured bird or animal?

Insects

Q: What should I do if I have bees at my bird feeder?

Q: Can you help me identify a bug?

Q: Why are there so many ladybugs at my house?

Mowing Fields

Q: When is it safe to mow fields for nesting Bobolinks and other field birds?

Owls

Q: Can you tell me about owls and their calls?

Robins

Q: Can you tell me about wintering robins?

Q: How do I help early spring Bluebirds and Robins?

Snakes

Q: Can you tell me about New Hampshire’s Snakes?

Spiders

Q: Can you tell me about New Hampshire’s spiders?

Ticks

Q: Can you help me identify a tick?

Turtles

Q: How can I help a turtle crossing the road or nesting?

Q: Can you tell me about turtles found in New Hampshire?

Woodpeckers

Q: What should I do if I have a woodpecker making holes in my house?

Q: What should I do if I have a woodpecker tapping noisily at my house?

Q: What should I do if I have seen a Red-bellied Woodpecker?

Q: Can you tell me about Pileated Woodpeckers?

Windows & Birds

Q: What should I do if a bird has flown into my window?

Q: What should I do if I have a robin or cardinal flying and pecking at my window?