Backyard Birds


Embracing Nature and Wildlife for Outdoor Enjoyment

Nestled in Matthews, a serene spot southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina, Backyard Birds is an independent, family-owned small business that took flight in 1996 under the guidance of the late Roger Ford. What was once known as Backyard Wild has transformed into Backyard Birds, dedicated to serving the diverse needs of backyard birders and nature enthusiasts, spanning from novices to seasoned experts. Our brick-and-mortar location offers an exclusive shopping experience, capturing the sheer thrill of luring wildlife through premium seed selections and top-quality feeders, birdhouses, and bird baths, among other treasures. Exciting news – we’ve spread our wings into the digital realm! Backyard Birds now offers the convenience of online shopping, allowing you to explore our curated selection of birding essentials from the comfort of your own home. Our virtual store brings the joy of birding directly to your fingertips, offering a seamless way to discover and purchase our finest quality seed and meticulously crafted feeders. Embrace the same dedication to quality and service you’ve come to expect from our physical store, now available for your convenience online. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting your birdwatching journey, we’re here to enhance your experience both in-store and online.

Wildlife Associations and Accreditations

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Laurie Horne, Owner
Jason Ford, Manager
Cari Mull, Manager
Buddy, Official Greeter