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Millions of songbirds on the move: Food, water and shelter are keys to luring feathered friends

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Songbirds are next up in the parade of migratory birds to stop in Wisconsin this late summer and fall as they fuel up and rest before heading south.

Bird lovers don't have to go far to see or hear the birds as many backyards offer good viewing, especially if residents create bird habitat by providing the essentials of food, water and shelter, state birding experts say.

"Following the shorebirds of late summer, millions of songbirds comprising dozens of species represent the second large wave of migrants and they're now on the move," says Ryan Brady, a Department of Natural Resources wildlife ...

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