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Aerodynamic analysis of a bird's wing.
AERO MODELLER #762 May 6 1999 (v.64) pg. 20

Tips for vegetable gardeners. (1) Making a bird spooker. (2) Building a planter box for the lettuce. (3) Screening seedlings with perforated plastic plant flats. (4) Protecting a row of seedlings with nylon mesh supported by 1x1s. (5) Making a zucchini cage. (6) Growing pole beans on a patio up a wire support to form a screen, and (7) Making a cabbage mat.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 108

A look at birds that make good family pets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 170

How to bird-proof chimneys and vents.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. M10

Tip: Keep birds from lighting on top of a fence by adding rows of lightweight plastic fishing line above the fence top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. 82

Bird-care basics for pet birds.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1983 (v.61#9) pg. 76

Tip: A 6-ft. section of old garden hose, painted to look like a snake and wound around the lower branches of a tree will scare away birds that have been roosting there.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1987 (v.65#10) pg. 66

Short article on parakeet care and training.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1965 (v.55#4) pg. 27

How to get started in bird watching.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1976 (v.66#9) pg. 18

A comparison of different pet birds and how much each variety can be trained.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1979 (v.69#10) pg. 5

Tips on caring for caged birds.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1987 (v.77#1) pg. 8

Luring birds to your back yard. Suggestions on plantings, birdhouses, and feeding.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1984 (v.7#10) pg. 46

Breeding and raising parakeets for the pet market.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.72#6) pg. 21
Correction COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.73#1) pg. 6

Breeding the graceful black swan.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.72#6) pg. 22

How to attract birds. Includes a list of plants that attract birds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.73#4) pg. 44

Tips on raising rheas (an exotic bird cousin to the ostrich and emu) which is considered livestock in many places.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.79#1) pg. 28

Tips on feeding birds, attracting birds and helping some of the endangered birds to survive.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1982 (v.95#13) pg. 106, 117

Handcraft your own bird sanctuary. How to provide the four basic elements which birds need: food, water, cover, and nest sites.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 82

Tips on keeping woodpeckers from damaging a house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 6

Device to keep birds from leaving droppings on the framework of a child's swing set.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 88

Measures for protecting sweet corn from birds and raccoons.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 75

Tip: How to keep seagulls from disturbing new seams in elastomeric membrane roofing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 28

How to landscape to attract birds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep 1979 (v.23#9) pg. 40

Enlist purple martins as your garden helpers. Tips on attracting this bird to nest in your area.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1981 (v.25#2) pg. 70

Tip: Inflatable toy duck keeps birds away from berry patch.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1982 (v.26#3) pg. 64

How to identify damage in trees caused by sapsuckers and tips on how to discourage these birds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1986-Jan 1987 (v.31#1) pg. 30

Tip: Portable frame made from 1" PVC pipe supports netting over blueberries to thwart birds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1988 (v.32#4) pg. 16

Attracting spring birds to the garden. Notes special requirements for both winter and summer residents, along with a digest by region of birds that can be seen in the spring.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 101

Birds in the winter garden. Suggestions on trees and shrubs that provide birds with shelter and food during the winter.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.33#6) pg. 20

Keeping backyard predators at bay. How to keep cats, raccoons, hawks and other wild predators away from birdhouses and feeders.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov 1999 (v.43#5) pg. 12

A look at raising pigeons for meat. Tips on selecting a good breeding pair, building a loft and fly pen, and caring for the birds.
HARROWSMITH #24 Dec 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 75

The landscaped oasis. Planting for the birds: a gardener's introduction.
HARROWSMITH #49 Jun-Jul 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 64

Portable bird-netting frame is made from PVC pipe. Used to protect strawberry plants and fruit from birds.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 71, 78

Please don't eat the garden. Techniques to protect trees and plants from deer, rabbits, mice, and other animals and birds.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 98

How to make a papier-mache owl to keep birds away from a cherry tree.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 30

How to foil a chicken hawk.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 75

Tip: Use lime to protect germinating sweet corn from birds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 16

Net workings. Protect summer crops from scorching sun and scavenging birds by covering them with shade netting or bird netting. Some tips.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #112 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 106

Tips on building a small pond, bird haven, wildlife blind, garden wall, and playing field in your backyard.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 30

Tip: Use sharp pointed nails to keep pigeons from roosting on ledges.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1975 (v.3#10) pg. 2

Solutions to the pigeon problem. Tips for keeping pigeons from roosting on your house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.9#6) pg. 136

Easy method for discouraging a pigeon from using a nest site.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#4) pg. 18
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Tip on how to keep pigeons from roosting on house overhangs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.17#2) pg. 16

Tips on how to outwit birds in the strawberry patch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 156

Tips on how to keep rabbits, woodchucks, squirrels, raccoons, deer, gophers and birds from ruining a garden or fruit crop.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 91

Practical ways to attract the most helpful and colorful birds to your yard.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1978 (v.25#3) pg. 142

Keep birds from eating cherries by playing a tape recording of tractor sounds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1982 (v.29#7) pg. 32

Tip: How to build a frame and hang bird netting to keep birds away from berry bushes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1982 (v.29#8) pg. 12

Tip: Use plastic berry cartons to protect sweet-corn sprouts from birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1983 (v.30#3) pg. 24

Tips on preventing birds from eating your grapes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1983 (v.30#7) pg. 12

Tip on bagging grapes to protect them from birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1983 (v.30#10) pg. 18

How to make old-fashioned pinwheels to scare off birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1984 (v.31#1) pg. 77

Old curtains keep crows out of fruit trees.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1985 (v.32#2) pg. 24

Line protects sweet corn seedlings from birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1985 (v.32#11) pg. 20

Rubber bands protect sweet corn from birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1985 (v.32#12) pg. 22

Use red-painted black walnuts among strawberry plants to fool the birds into thinking the berries are inedible.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1986 (v.33#1) pg. 24

Inexpensive method to support bird netting above seedbeds and strawberries.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1986 (v.33#2) pg. 27

Tip: Use transparent plastic drop cloths, suspended between trees, to keep birds from eating cherries.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1986 (v.33#7) pg. 16

How to use finches to fight greenhouse pests. Five cage birds that can be coaxed to earn their keep by eating spider mites, scale and aphids.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 42

Tip: Inflated balloons, tied to pegged clothespins and planted around the permieter of a garden, discourages both birds and critters.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1988 (v.35#5) pg. 93

Tip recommends putting out handfuls of canine fur for birds to use as nesting material.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 76

A gardener's best friends. How to attract all kinds of birds to hang around your garden and eat insect pests.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 66

Keep birds from building nests in your gutters by vibrating the gutter with an old doorbell clapper controlled by a timer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1983 (v.54#8) pg. 100

Experiment tests color vision of pigeons in a homemeade Skinner box. Plans for Skinner box detailed.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Oct 1970 (v.223#4) pg. 124

Device to measure the speed or frequency with which a hummingbird beats its wings. Experiment measures the shadow of the wings via a photocell, with clocking done by a perforated timing disk turning in a record player.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jan 1973 (v.228#1) pg. 116

Directional microphone for recording bird songs and insect noises on a battery-powered tape recorder. The addition of an electronic trigger will automatically turn the recorder on and off in response to sounds. Analysis of the recorded noise is assisted by graphing the noise on an electrocardiograph.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1974 (v.230#2) pg. 110

The amateur scientist. A field formula for calculating the speed and flight efficiency of a soaring bird. Based on the work of Paul MacCready, experimenter with human-powered aircraft.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1985 (v.252#3) pg. 122

Bird-watching by the numbers. How to quantify the behavioral pattern of birds by measuring and/or counting such physical by-products of visiting flocks at their bill holes, feeding zones, footprints, and droppings.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1998 (v.278#2) pg. 92

Tips on how to cover large windows with clear plastic to keep birds from crashing into them.
SUNSET Nov 1978 (v.161#5) pg. 292

Tip: Build a tent-like structure from PVC pipe and bird netting to cover a strawberry patch.
SUNSET Jun 1981 (v.166#6) pg. 220

Gardeners versus birds: Tips on birdproofing your garden.
SUNSET Feb 1984 (v.172#2) pg. 212

How to foil birds by covering berry plants with a frame of PVC pipe covered with garden netting.
SUNSET Jun 1987 (v.178#6) pg. 208

An eight-sided cage to keep birds away from a cherry tree.
SUNSET Jun 1989 (v.182#6) pg. 234

An outdoor aviary. Some practical hints on site selection and preparation. A second article gives advice on choosing birds and providing them with the right diet, care and plants.
SUNSET Aug 1989 (v.183#2) pg. 60, 122

Tip: Cover young seedlings with black nylon net to protect them from birds.
SUNSET Oct 1989 (v.183#4) pg. 185

Tips on homemade and commercial products which will discourage woodpeckers from damaging a home (without harming the birds).
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 2