Vermonters urged to wait until Dec. 1 to put up bird feeders

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Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 7:40 AM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is advising people not to put up bird feeders until Dec. 1 to avoid attracting bears.

It also recommends several tips for bird-friendly feeding.

They include keeping cats inside and placing feeders closer than 4 feet or farther than 10 feet from a window to reduce bird collisions. Bird feeders should be washed regularly.

Doug Morin, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s bird project leader, says this may be a particularly good winter for attracting winter birds arriving from Canada, including evening grosbeaks and purple finches.

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