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Birdscaping: 10 Tips for How to Attract More Birds

Birdscaped backyards provide birds with bird feeders & seed-producing plants for food, native plants for hiding & nesting, and water sources for drinking & bathing. Try birdscaping with these 10 tips for attracting more birds! 1. Multiple feeders attract more birds Providing multiple bird feeder styles and foods attracts more birds to your backyard. Simultaneously Learn More

10 Great Bird Feeding Foods

These 10 great bird feeding foods attract a wide variety of birds to your backyard. 1. Sunflower Seed  A favorite of almost every backyard feeder bird. Sunflower seeds have thin, easy-to-crack shells and can be offered in a wide variety of feeder types, like platform, tube, and hopper feeders. These seeds also have a high fat content that Learn More

9 Bird Feeding Benefits for People & Birds

We can make a world of difference, one bird feeder at a time. Here are 9 benefits of backyard bird feeding for people and birds. 1. Bird feeding helps you experience nature A bird feeder gives you the opportunity to observe the wonders of nature, taking a little break from the hustle and bustle of Learn More

Childhood Birding Memories & Droll Yankees Bird Feeders

For as long as I can remember, my dad has enjoyed bird feeding. Growing up, we had many bird feeders in our yard, and our family (especially our cats) loved watching wild birds feed and flutter from feeder to feeder. Like many of you, I grew up feeding birds from Droll Yankees® bird feeders, which Learn More

Enjoying your summer birds!

In New England we experienced what I referred to as a reluctant spring. That weather pattern was in other regions of the country as well. But in spite of slower temperature increases and the continued cool nights, the birds followed their inner clocks and returned to their breeding grounds. We’ve been delighted by summer bird Learn More

Nesting Season

Hi, I know Spring is coming because the crocuses are blooming, in spite of the snow around them. And the birds are also telling me that it’s Spring. If you like feeding birds, you probably like having them in your yard and learning about them. Have you noticed any birds that are starting to build Learn More

You don’t feed hummers??

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve heard that some people don’t feed hummingbirds because they think it’s bothersome to mix up the nectar and care for the feeders. I can promise you that it’s really quick and easy and gives you great return on your investment. Use table sugar (sucrose), as it is chemically very Learn More

Have you ever found a baby bird?

Have you ever found a baby bird and wondered what to do with it? Birds fall out of nests sometimes; what should you do? If you can see the nest above, it’s OK to pick it up and put it back in the nest. The parents won’t abandon the baby because you touched it. But first, Learn More

Feeding Birds Teaches Hard Lessons

June 2012 Dear Friends, Our first hummers were later than in other years, but only by a couple of days. They’re landing on their favorite branches and seem to be enjoying the feeders as much as we’re enjoying them. We think we recognize the ‘little’ female (aren’t they all little?) and the way they make Learn More

Feeding Gone Wild – A Backyard Birder’s Secrets

December 2011 This month, our Marketing Coordinator, Kate Peikin, had the good fortune to be in touch with a longtime Droll Yankees customer – Edgar D. of Far Hills, NJ. Edgar has a unique perspective on Droll Yankees bird feeders and accessories, because he has been using our products since the company was founded in Learn More

Time to Clean the Feeders!

October 2011 I can remember when Fall meant getting the storm windows out of storage, washing them and climbing the ladder to put them up for the winter. Compared to that chore, cleaning feeders is easy. Just put all the parts of your feeder into a bucket with mild soap and water and let them Learn More