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

    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…

  • Learn why birdbaths are a vital part of a bird's habitat in winter!

    About Heated Birdbaths

    We’ve been getting a lot of calls about heated birdbaths not working. Once you receive your new heated birdbath, you may think it’s not working because it won’t turn on…yet the birdbath at this point is still indoors. This…

  • Learn why the Squirrel Buster Plus squirrel-proof bird feeder is in a league of its own!

    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…

  • Attract mockingbirds to a different part of your yard with peanuts.

    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…

  • Learn why birds repeatedly fly into windows and more with our Top 15 Blog Articles of 2015.

    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…

  • Squirrels stay away from your bird feeders when you use squirrel feeders in another part of the yard, like this one.

    Squirrel Diversion Feeders

    Do you remember watching that video of a squirrel with a horse head? Now that was funny. We often get so caught up with keeping squirrels away from our bird feeders that we forget to have…

  • Squirrels slip right off the smooth baffle on the Squirrel-Proof Sky Café.

    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…

  • Cats can get into birdhouses mounted on trees, so you may want to consider getting a pole-mounted bird feeder.

    Discourage Predators

    Wild birds, especially those at our bird feeders, are subject to many types of predators. Here are some of the predators you may encounter. Read the following tips and learn how to protect your wild birds against predators,…

  • Luminous Blue Jay sitting on a branch in the sun.

    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…

  • Eastern gray squirrel in Central Park in New York, USA.

    Squirrel Facts

    People watch and feed squirrels almost as much as they do the birds! Whether you think squirrels are adorable little fur balls or think of them as “tree rats,” squirrels are extremely interesting animals! Here are a…