Uncategorized  |  April 04, 2020

Hummingbird Seminar Prize Winners

Prizes must be claimed no later than April 10th. Claim your prize by emailing your address or method of pick up to kaylee@songbirdstation.com. Many of your local birding retailers carry these prizes, if it is easier for you to pick up directly from them just let us know – we are happy to work with our retailers.

Name Prize
Allison Mauser SE642 – 24 oz. Can Red Easy Mix Hummingbird Nectar
Amy DeGennaro Haskell SEHHFPF1 – Flower Pot Hummingbird Feeder – 1 Tube & SE607 – Best Hummingbird Combo Brush Set
Amy Jackson SEBRSP – Hummingbird Starter Kit
Angelia Chestnut Cribb ASPECTS407 – Jewel Box Window Hummingbird Feeder
Ashleigh Rice COBANEC407 – Scarlet Tanager Ornament & IMP184SS – Hummingbirds of North America Screen Saver
Barb Reed SE624 – Nectar Protector Jr – Clear
Bridget Tracy Gruender GE159 – Stained Glass Hummingbird with Red Flower Large Plant Hook
Bryan Sappington SE801 – Tweet Heart Birdie Swing – Black
Carey Lynn Knipfel AP32468 – Amazing Hummingbirds Book & STOKESHUM – Hummingbird Book
Carol Creason Weston LEWERSNC23 – Hummingbird Assortment Note Cards
Carolyn Wallace Gregory SEHHMBF – Copper Ivy 3-Tube Hummingbird Feeder
Chris Stone SE802 – Tweet Heart Birdie Swing – Copper
Christine Rabalais Gueydan Binoculars – Vortex Optics 8 x 42
Cj Lexow SE6002 – Dr JB’s 16 oz. Clean Feeder & SE077 – Window Suction Cup Hanger
Corielle Dilse SEBCO312 – Red Bird Hummingbird Feeder & SLHFF – 4 oz. Feeder Fresh
Dani Sheldon SE606 – Best Port & Bee Guard Brush & AP61553– Kid’s Bird Log
Dave-Robin Baker-Walker AP36954 – Hummingbird Playing Cards
Deanna Whitney Stockman SEHHWWH1 – Window Wonder Hummingbird Feeder – 1 Tube
Deb Boyet-Alexander GEHF002 – Red Textured Hand-blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder with Hook
Debby Hodges McCandless BE126 – Hummer Ring Starter Kit – 4 Colors
Denise Burks Shaw GE138 – Stained Glass Hummingbird with Red Flower Wind Chime
Dianne Maguire ASPECTS 437 – The Gem Window Hummingbird Feeder & WMPA167- Grow a Hummingbird Garden Book
Edith Starbuck SE643 – 64 oz. Ready-to-use Red Hummingbird Food
Erin Easum IMP52116KZ – Hummingbird Children’s Puzzle – 40 Piece & AP35339 – C is for Cardinal Book
Frances Buchanan SE619 – Hummingbird Feeder Stopper & Tube
Geidy Laza ASPECTS434 – Humm Blossom Hummingbird Feeder – Plum Color
Gretchen Saylor STOKESBEGE – Beginners Guide to Hummingbirds
Jason W. Gruender COBANEC450 – Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird Ornament
Jess Schnur SEHHTETR – Tweeter Totter 2-Tube Hummingbird Feeder
Jessica Kelley Ably COBANEC448 – Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Ornament & COBANEC344 Hummingbird Ornament
Julie Fisher Lundsted SE7018 – Hummer Helper Nesting Material Refill
Kara Wieberg Norman BE114 – Red Port Brush & SEBCO312W – Window Red Bird Hummingbird Feeder
Karen Xylinas Correct Answer Prize Winner – Baffle, Hook, and Dr. JB’s
Kim Boggs WR18228 – Baltimore Oriole
Kim Klaproth SSSEED194 – 5# Bag Fine Sunflower Chips
Kimberly Deshong SLNF – Nectar Fortress Natural Ant Repellent & AP35292 – Hummingbirds Book
Leah Rittenhouse-Smith SEHHHUMS – Copper Hummingbird Swing
Linda Antal COBANEC373 – Blacked Chinned Hummingbird Ornament
Linda Mechowski SE952 – Big Red Hummingbird Feeder
Lisa Cole Eimers COBANEC348 – Indigo Bunting Ornament
Lynn DeVore COBANE346 – Gold Finch Ornament
Lynn Edinger SE6022 – 32 oz. Dr. JB’s Jar
Margaret Erickson Dawes SE996 – Hummingbird Haven Nectar Feeder
Marlene Hammons Bolles HUMMBUG1 – Fruit Hummingbird Feeder
Mary Anne Heathman BE101 – Hummer Ring – Red
Michelle Drake SE610 – Nectar Protector – Clear
Natalie Beeler SE4000 – Ruby Faceted Glass Hummingbird Feeder & SE611 – Nectar Protector – Red
Pam Caldwell ASPECTS433 – Humm Blossom Hummingbird Feeder – Rose Color & SE634 – 8 oz. Red Nectar Packet
Ronnie Fitzpatrick BE127 – Hummer Ring Starter Kit – Red
Sharon Whitesitt Hutchinson SEHHWWH2 – Window Wonder 2-Tube Hummingbird Feeder
Sharon Young SE6023 – 48 oz. Dr. JB’s Jar
SueandTim LeBel SEHHWHWA – Whimsy Wand Hummingbird Feeder – 1 Tube
Tanya Livdahl SE633 – 32 oz. Ready-to-use Clear Hummingbird Food & SE625 – Nectar Protector Jr – Red
Thelma Boedeker WR23155 – Insect Mini-Bucket
Tiffany Evans SE7021 – Hummer Helper Nesting Material & SESQ83R – Hummer Helper 12” Helmet
Tiffany Leilani Carey SE7019 – Easy Mister
Trisha Torres SE629 – 24 oz. Can Clear Easy Mix Hummingbird Nectar & SE990 – Super Shaker Nectar Maker
Twa Rivers WR12886 – Insect Nature Tube – 24 Piece & WR18223 – American Gold Finch
Valerie Hicks White GE137 – Stained Glass Hummingbird with Red Flower Sun Catcher
Wendy Boedeker ASPECTS438 – The Gem Anti-Insect Kit to work with The Gem Hummingbird Feeder
Yvonne Ball SE628 – 8 oz. Clear Nectar Packet & AP36886– Our Love of Hummingbirds Book

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Hummingbird Feeder Fresh Nectar Defender

Feeder Fresh Nectar Defender is an all-natural product that protects the freshness of hummingbird nectar and stops spoilage. It is bird-safe and works using a micronutrient naturally consumed by hummingbirds in their diet of nectar and insects. Feeder Fresh ND will protect your nectar for weeks, and hummingbirds will enjoy fresh nectar every time they visit your feeder. Simply add a small amount to your current nectar. One bottle lasts an entire season. It contains no artificial preservatives or dyes. Once you try Feeder Fresh ND, you will never want to feed hummingbirds without it. Patent pending.

Uncategorized  |  March 25, 2020

Birdseed Ornaments Recipe by Linda Wolf

What you’ll need:

4 Cups Birdseed for Songbirds
¾ Cup Coarse Whole Wheat Flour
1 Packet Unflavored Gelatin
½ Cup Hot Water
4 Tablespoons Corn Syrup


  1. Combine dry ingredients above in a large bowl and after the water is hot (I microwave for 1 minute), add the corn syrup to dissolve in the hot water. Pour the hot water/corn syrup
    mixture over the dry ingredients and blend well to incorporate the wet to the dry ingredients.
  2. Having prepared the work surface with wax or parchment paper, get your favorite cookie cutter shape and spray the inside with non-stick baking spray. Laying the cookie-cutter flat on the prepared surface, press the above mixture into the cookie cutter and overpack getting it as full as you can. I take something that is flat and continue to press leaving a flat surface on the cookie cutter.
  3. Taking a chopstick or a drinking straw, put near the top of the cookie-cutter, pressing through to the bottom but leave it in the mold. Carefully lift the cookie cutter up and away from the chopstick or straw and repeat the same process for the next ornament.
  4. Remove the chopstick or the straw after 15 minutes and don’t disturb the ornament until the next day. I turn them over once leaving them to dry another 24 hours. I then dry them in a dehydrator or an oven that is on the lowest setting for at least 15-30 minutes to ensure the ornament is dry and to eliminate any mold forming.


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Nest Identification

There are several species of cavity-nesting birds that will nest in martin housing. Examining the eggs and nesting material can offer clues as to which species is residing in your martin housing. Nests of non-native species should be removed. For information on managing native species visit www.purplemartin.org

Nest Identification Worksheet

Attracting Birds, Bird Houses and Nesting, Bird Watching, Bluebirds, Events, Uncategorized  |  March 21, 2020

GIVEAWAY! Ultimate Bluebird Pole System

We are giving away an Ultimate Bluebird COMPLETE Pole System to one lucky Central Missouri resident! You must be available to pick up the prize in-person at Songbird Station. Not a local? No problem! We will also be giving away a Recycled Plastic Ultimate Bluebird House.
The last day to enter this contest is April 1st at 1:00 p.m. CST. Winner will be drawn on Facebook live April 2nd.
To Enter:
Like us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/SongbirdStationMO
Tag a friend in this post: /www.facebook.com/SongbirdStationMO/photos/a.365958843430021/4297935576898975/?type=3&theater

Uncategorized  |  January 01, 2020

2020 Photo Contest Rules

2020 Songbird Station Photo Contest

Submission Period

January 15, 2020 – October 1, 2020



This year the winners will be selected by a group of local artists.


Open House

Saturday October 24, 2020

10:00 am   Photo Contest Winners Announced

11:00 am to 1 pm        Enjoy Hotdogs, Soda & Chips

1 pm to 3 pm      Wild Bird Raptor Rehabilitation Program


2020 Contest Details


Email submissions to kaylee@songbirdstation.com


General Information



Photos MUST be of native Missouri birds ONLY!

Photos MUST be taken by Mid- Missouri residents.

3 Submissions allowed for each category below.


2020 Photo Categories

Backyard Birds

Spring / Summer Birds

Fall Birds

Feeder Birds

Birdbath / Water Birds



Mid-Missouri residents (Except Songbird Station Staff )


Submission Period

January 15, 2020 to October 1, 2020



Songbird Station

2010 Chapel Plaza Court

Suite C

Columbia, MO  65203



Photo Information

Photographer Name & Contact Information

Photo Title or Information ( i.e. Cardinal at Feeder, etc. )


Photo Composition

MUST also provide a digital copy to kaylee@songbirdstation.com

Resolution Size: 300 – (Photoshop is OK)



First Place: $100 Gift Card – Photo will be featured on the cover of the 2021 Calendar

Second Place: $75.00 Gift Card

Third Place: $50.00 Gift Card

Fourth Place: $25.00 Gift Card



Songbird Station (SBS) reserves the right to edit photo comments to make them clearer to viewers. Songbird Station is not responsible for damage, loss or degradation of submitted photos. Photos must have been taken by the submitting photographer in Missouri. Each photographer is responsible for all questions connected with copyright issues, Submitted images become the property of Gold Crest Distributing dba Songbird Station and photographer agrees to permit the use of submitted photos on the Songbird Station website, Social Media, and in future Songbird Station, Songbird Essentials and Backyard Essentials advertising without charge.