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  • Shop Duncraft.com to attract woodpeckers--away from your house.
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    My House…HELP!

    Woodpeckers are Pecking at My House…HELP! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat. No, that tapping sound is not a small child walking around banging on the outside of your house with his toy drumsticks, nor is it a wayward construction worker…

  • Shop Duncraft.com for window strike decals.
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    Window Decals Save Birds

    Despite years of efforts by noted ornithologists, universities and others to bring awareness to the public, bird mortality resulting from birds crashing into windows continues to be an ongoing and escalating problem. Duncraft’s Bird-Safe® Decals are…

  • While cowbirds are not common in New England, you can learn how to deter these birds.
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    Learn About Cowbirds

    We recently heard from a customer who was concerned about cowbirds disrupting her nesting birds. So we put together an informative article to help you know what to look for, as well as a few tips…

  • Grackles are beautiful nuisances. Learn how to keep them off your bird feeders here.
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    Learn About Grackles

    You can’t deny that grackles are pretty birds, with their purplish blue iridescence and bright yellow eyes.  They are the largest of our native blackbirds, about the size of a Mourning Dove or Blue Jay. They eat just…

  • Keep Squirrels Away with the Squirrel Buster Plus!
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    Squirrel Buster Plus

    What does it really mean to be “the best” when it comes to squirrel-proof bird feeders? Is it defined by the number that are sold? The effectiveness at resisting squirrels? The versatility of how it can…

  • Learn more about mockingbirds!
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    Aggressive Birds at Feeders

    We recently received this question about mockingbirds: Any ideas on how to stop or deter a bully mockingbird who keeps guard over an entire feeding station and chases off every single bird who gets even remotely…

  • Get your most urgent bird feeding questions answered!
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    Top 15 Blog Articles

    In the spirit of new traditions, here are the most popular blog articles from 2015: Why Is This Cardinal Flying Into My Window, Car Mirror or Car Bumper? Deter Squirrels with Hot Pepper! Where Have My…

  • The Sky Café is what you need when squirrels fall from above.
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    Baffles Stop Squirrels

    There’s nothing worse when bird feeding than setting up food for your beautiful backyard birds and watching marauding squirrels come by and steal it. One of the best known and most effective ways to prevent squirrels from…

  • Protect your birds from cats.
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    Discourage Predators

    Wild birds, especially those at our feeders, are subject to many types of predators. Read the following tips and learn how to protect your wild birds against predators, including cats, hawks, raccoons, snakes and squirrels. Perhaps one of the biggest…

  • More about Blue Jays.
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    Those “Pesky” Blue Jays

    Love them or hate them, that is the question! I would say the answer is a 50/50 split with our customers. As other birds have migrated out of the area, the Blue Jays make their presence…