Articles written by Elise Wolf

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 By Elise Wolf    Opinion

For the Birds: Hummingbirds in winter

Remarkably, hummingbirds overwinter in Central Oregon. These toughies are Anna's hummingbirds and are amazingly stout for their 4- to 4.5-gram size. They have expanded their range into... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

Creating wildlife-safe holiday decoration

As Halloween approaches, neighborhoods across Central Oregon will soon be adorned with festive, spooky decorations. From the eerie glow of jack-o'-lanterns to cobweb-draped porches, this... — Updated 10/24/2023 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

Helping our birds in high heat

The outside thermometer has launched into the red zone. We know that heat can have concerning health impacts, but not just for us upright two-leggeds. Everyone suffers in extreme heat... — Updated 7/26/2022 Full story

 

Feeding our feathered friends

Elise Wolf, a bird rehabber in Sisters, my wife Sue, and I have fed birds year-round because of the pleasure it brings us seeing winged creatures up close, and knowing with our help they &mda... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

For the Birds: Found a baby bird?

It’s baby bird season! Some babies are already popping out of nests, fluttering after parents making sweet little “feed me” calls. Yet baby birds face a gauntlet of risks, and it’s why many do not make it to adulthood. Knowing when... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

Spring is in the air!

Spring is here! Well, sort of. Central Oregon always seems to unleash more cold and even snowy days on us this time of year. Yet, still, the trees are budding out, and the bright greens of... — Updated 4/6/2021 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

The avian buffet

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” So said Virginia Woolf. These words could not be more valid than for birds. Our flighted friends are essentially... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Elise Wolf    News

For the Birds: Salmonella and irrupting finches

Across the country, small, striped brown birds with flashy hints of yellow are swarming bird feeders. These delightful birds are pine siskins. Since October of 2020, the tiny finches have streamed south by the thousands in a record-breaking... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 

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