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No Backyard? No Problem!

No Backyard? No Problem!

Even if you live in an apartment building or simply don’t have a yard, you can still enjoy the birds.

You’ll be relying on surrounding habitats, but with careful observation, you can spot birds. Here’s how:

Window Feeders

There are feeders you can put right on your windows with suction cups. I use a suction cup suet feeder to get close-up looks at chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers.

Hanging Baskets

Try displaying some hummingbird-friendly flowers. In addition to hummers, you could also attract beautiful butterflies.

Invest in Optics

You can easily see migrating warblers in the treetops from an apartment window. You can also watch flocks of ducks, geese, gulls and even swans flying along to nearby lakes and ponds.

Look to the Sky

If you live in a high-rise building, your best bet is to look up for flying birds and not down toward the feeders. Peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks patrol the skies in many urban areas, so keep your eyes to the sky.

Focus on Migration

It’s always exciting to host new visitors. Spring and fall migration offer the best chances of something unexpected showing up in your area.


About Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds is an independent, family-owned wildlife specialty store founded by the late Roger Ford in 1996. We offer everything you need from creating an inviting wildlife habitat to finding unique gift items for nature lovers.

Visit our store and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are passionate about birding and would be happy to answer any questions. Give us a call or stop by our store to tell us when you’ve spotted those migrating birds in your backyard. We enjoy hearing from you!

Laurie Horne, Owner

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