Mark McKellar

Wildlife Biologist, Mark McKellar has over 35 years of bird study experience and this channel is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of birds, bird feeding and his passion for all wildlife.

Mark owns the Backyard Bird Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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The Heat of Summer

The Heat of Summer

There is little doubt what the topic of conversation, around this area all summer was the heat. The summer dealt us one harsh weather hand to deal with. How do...

The Heat of Summer

There is little doubt what the topic of conversation, around this area all summer was the heat. The summer dealt us one harsh weather hand to deal with. How do...

The Sounds Of Summer

The Sounds Of Summer

  Do you have a sound that says “summer” to you? For some, it may be the sound of hamburgers sizzling on an outdoor grill - to me, it is...

The Sounds Of Summer

  Do you have a sound that says “summer” to you? For some, it may be the sound of hamburgers sizzling on an outdoor grill - to me, it is...

The Amazing "Wild Canary" (American Goldfinch)

The Amazing "Wild Canary" (American Goldfinch)

Few birds are as popular with people as the American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis). For a bird that is so well known by bird watchers, surprisingly few know that these birds...

The Amazing "Wild Canary" (American Goldfinch)

Few birds are as popular with people as the American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis). For a bird that is so well known by bird watchers, surprisingly few know that these birds...

Hummingbird Feeder Care

Hummingbird Feeder Care

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of...

Hummingbird Feeder Care

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of...

In Praise of Jelly

In Praise of Jelly

I remember the first time I heard about placing jelly out to attract Baltimore Orioles. Like most of you, I thought it sounded crazy. After using this nearly full-proof method...

In Praise of Jelly

I remember the first time I heard about placing jelly out to attract Baltimore Orioles. Like most of you, I thought it sounded crazy. After using this nearly full-proof method...