The Songbird Station 2021 Photo Calendar Contest Deadline

Deadline for Submission Closes October 20th. Winners will be announced on October 24th at 10AM during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Store.

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25th Anniversary Celebration

25th Songbird Station Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday October 24, 2020

  • 10:00 am Photo Contest Winners Announced
  • 1 pm to 3 pm Wild Bird Raptor Rehabilitation Program. Visit the Education birds of the University of Missouri Raptor Rehabilitation Project in store
  • Bird Man Mel will Be On Hand!

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Ask the Experts – Bryan Lenz with American Bird Conservancy

Preventing Window Collisions

Ask the Experts: Bryan Lenz with American Bird Conservancy.
Bryan Lenz is Bird Man Mel’s “Expert of the Week – June 2nd” and discussing ways to prevent window collisions. Millions of birds die from collisions with man-made objects each year. Join us Tuesday, June 2nd at 8 pm CDT to see what we can do about reducing the risk of window collisions.


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Ask the Experts – How to Attract Wood Ducks

Meet your experts: Bob and Donna McFarland
Bob and Donna McFarland moved from the big city life in Houston, Texas to the small town rural life in Mount Vernon, Texas in 2007. They built a lake to grow bass but soon discovered it was an attraction to all types of wildlife, including ducks. After researching that wood ducks were cavity nesters they installed the first duck box on their lake and the wood duck adventure took off from there. They now monitor 12 wood duck boxes in total and have spent the last 12 years as stewards of lots of baby ducks. Included in their journey has been the opportunity to raise over 70 orphaned baby ducks through the monitoring of their duck nest boxes. In addition, they have donated and installed 146 duck boxes, pro-bono, for friends and neighbors in Upper East Texas where they reside.
Bob and Donna are joining Bird Man Mel on Facebook Live at 8 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 26th, As always – Bird Man Mel is giving away some BIG prizes!
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Preventing Unwanted Visitors – Facebook Live Seminar

Bird Man Mel talks tips and tricks to deal with raccoons, bears, deer, starlings, grackles, and maybe even a little on those dastardly squirrels.
Saturday, May 23rd at 10 am CDT on #FBLive
As always – he will be giving away over $500+ in prizes!
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Facebook Live – Attracting Orioles

Learn all of the tips and tricks to seeing Orange in your yard! Bird Man Mel talks Attracting Orioles on Facebook Live, April 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Squirrel Defeating – Beating Harry Houdini

Join Bird Man Mel on Facebook Live as he discusses ways to stop those pesky squirrels from munching on your seed! Are you a squirrel lover? No worries, he will have tips and tricks for you as well. PLUS He is giving away some awesome prizes during the Live broadcast so don’t miss out!

Facebook Live- Attract All Nesting Birds

Join Bird Man Mel on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28th as he presents “Tips to helping all nesting birds” seminar. Bird Man Mel will discuss all the tips and tricks to attracting all nesting birds, including all cavity nesters and bix boxers like owls and woodpeckers!

Facebook Live- Attracting Hummingbirds

Join us for a FREE seminar presented by Bird Man Mel. Attracting colorful birds to your yard can be easy. Join Bird Man Mel as he discusses all of the tips and tricks to attracting these beautiful birds.

Reservations are requested, but not required so we can have plenty of chairs, refreshments, and handouts. Specials on products presented during seminars on seminar day only!

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Bluebird & Tree Swallow Seminar by Bird Man Mel

Bird Man Mel’s “Bluebirds and Tree Swallows” Seminar will no longer be an in-store event, rather it will take place on Facebook Live March 21st at 10:00 a.m. You can still ask questions in the comments or send us a message ahead of time and we will have an answer ready for you!
How can I view the video?
1. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook by Clicking Here  to view our page.
2. On Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. from your News Feed, click Watch on the left.
3. Click Live below Watch on the left.
4. Click Here  for more instructions from