By midsummer, birds have established their nesting territories and are busy raising their second or third batch of babies. We receive many calls this month about “injured” birds. In most cases, it is fledglings that have naturally left the nest or been pushed out of the nest by their bigger siblings. The best advice we can […]
Many of you are being challenged, (more so than usual) with squirrels and raccoons. They are hungry and thirsty so they are visiting bird feeders, hummingbird feeders, suet feeders and birdbaths! At Backyard Birds, we offer solutions to keep them out of your bird feeders. We carry several baffles to accommodate different poles. Also available […]
The abrupt arrival of freezing temperatures is a clear sign that the vibrant fall season has swiftly given way to winter’s chill. With this shift in seasons and weather, our avian companions are also undergoing a significant transition to cope with the cold days and nights ahead.
July is an exciting time for bird watching! There should be plenty of juvenile birds to stretch your identification skills and lots of activity as parents help their young to find food and escape predators. Different types of feeders will attract different varieties of birds to your backyard. Here are some examples of birds you will […]
Prior to the 1930’s, the Eastern Bluebird was one of North Carolina’s most common songbirds. By 1979, bluebirds were declared rare and uncommon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Man’s activities and severe winters resulted in a 90% decline in bluebird populations. The continuing loss of natural nesting sites and other problems faced by […]
Come in and purchase two packs of suet logs and receive a suet log feeder (handmade locally) absolutely free! The woodpeckers, wrens, and nuthatches love them! Our on going suet promotion is buy 5 and get 1 free. We carry 15 to 20 different assortments so you are sure to please everyone in your backyard!