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It’s Baby Bird Season, Help Keep Them Safe with Backyard Birds!

Spring has sprung at Backyard Birds, and that means one thing: baby bird season is in full swing! Our feathered friends are busy building nests, laying eggs, and preparing to raise the next generation of songbirds.

At Backyard Birds, we’re passionate about creating a welcoming environment for all birds, and that includes protecting their young. Here are some ways you can help keep baby birds safe in your backyard:

Provide a Safe Haven: One of the best ways to support baby birds is to offer them a secure nesting place. We have a wide variety of high-quality nest boxes at Backyard Birds, designed to attract a variety of bird species. Don’t forget to add a baffle to your nest box to deter predators like raccoons and snakes!

Location, Location, Location: When placing your nest box, consider the surrounding environment. Birds prefer open areas with scattered trees and low vegetation. Avoid dense forests and areas with heavy pesticide use.

Respect Their Space: Give nesting birds plenty of room by keeping your nest boxes at least 100 yards apart. This allows them to establish their territory and raise their chicks without competition.

Be a Responsible Observer: While it’s tempting to peek in on the nesting progress, try to limit your visits to the nest box. Frequent disturbances can stress the parents and even lead them to abandon the nest.

Keep Your Yard Cat-Free: Unfortunately, our feline friends pose a serious threat to baby birds. If you have a cat, keeping it indoors during nesting season is the best way to ensure the safety of young birds.

Clean Up After Yourself: Once the chicks have fledged, remove the old nesting material from your birdhouse. This will help prevent the spread of diseases and encourage the birds to return for a second or third brood.

By following these simple tips, you can create a safe and welcoming environment for baby birds in your backyard. Visit Backyard Birds today to find the perfect nest box and all the supplies you need to attract these fascinating feathered families!

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