Caring for Birds

Humming with Happiness: 7 Sweet Tips for How to Attract Hummingbirds

Make a hummingbird-friendly yard and choose the perfect hummingbird feeder with these 7 sweet tips from Droll Yankees! 1. Hummingbirds have ferocious nectar needs. Hummingbirds need to feed 5 – 8 times every hour, so keeping your hummingbird feeders well supplied with energy-packed nectar is a great way to help these little gems, especially in Learn More

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Bird Feeders

Spring is a time of warmth, rejuvenation – and spring cleaning. These 5 simple tips will help you get your bird feeders back in shape for spring bird feeding so that you can keep migrating birds healthy and help parent birds feed their fledglings! 1. Bird feeder cleanliness is key for wild bird health. It’s Learn More

Fantastic Hummingbird Facts: A Sweet Little List

A sweet little list of fantastic facts about everyone’s favorite birds, from Droll Yankees!   Hummingbirds are only found naturally in the Americas. Some Europeans in the 1500s thought that hummingbirds were bird & insect cross-breeds! The French named them “bird flies” and in c. 1640 the English named them “humbirds”. Some even claimed that Learn More

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

Timely Tips for Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeding

Squirrels can really take the fun out of backyard bird feeding. Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals, but your peeps at Droll Yankees are here to help you get back to feeding the birds and thwarting the squirrels. Bird feeder placement is key Squirrels Learn More

9 Helpful Hints for Attracting Finches

Finches can be finicky, and sometimes they’re hesitant to visit bird feeders. These 9 hints for how to attract finches will help you create a finch-friendly backyard bird feeding station they can’t resist. 1. Place feeders where finches feel safe A feeder out in the open can make finches feel vulnerable to predators. Placing the Learn More

Turn Your Backyard Feeding Station into a Winter Birding Destination

You can help wild birds thrive through winter! Chilly weather means that food, water, and shelter become harder to find, while shorter days leave less time for birds to feed and replenish energy reserves for long, cold nights. The bugs that birds eat are scarce, while snow can cover up remaining food sources. The weather Learn More

Happy Hummingbirds- Tips for choosing the perfect hummingbird feeder

Get you backyard ready for hummingbird season and choose the perfect hummingbird feeder with these sweet tips from Droll Yankees!  Choose a feeder designed with hummers in mind There are all kinds of nectar feeders on the market these days in all colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns. Be sure you are picking a feeder that Learn More

How much do wild birds visiting bird feeders weigh?

Well they’re not quite light as a feather, but they don’t go down like a lead balloon when they fly either. So how much do your favorite backyards birds truly weigh? Here are the average weights of some of the most common visitors to backyard bird feeders as well some feeder foes. Most Desired & Learn More

Winter Migration: Which birds stay and how do they stay warm?

Winter migration and the backyard birds who stay behind can raise many questions about how a bird survives such journeys and temperatures. When the winter snow starts falling in many parts of the country some backyard birds will have already departed for warmer climates while other birds are migrating into backyards from further North. Only Learn More

Jump-start Birds’ Journeys With a Migration Ready Yard

Migrating birds are now making their way south for winter. Some people believe this is now the time to cut back on their backyard feeding so they don’t distract these birds on the move. This could not be further from the truth. Fall is a fantastic time to feed birds. Offering a steady, plentiful bounty Learn More

How to Feed Wild Birds Through All the Seasons

Feeding wild birds is one of the best ways to impact the world around you. The simple act of putting out a bird feeder and keeping it full can greatly improve the chances that birds and their offspring will survive. Many believe that birds only benefit from feeders during certain times of the year. However, Learn More

Bird Feeding Tips

6 Steps to Turn Your Yard into a Sanctuary for Birds Developed by the Wild Bird Feeding Industry and partners. Put out the welcome mat! Create a habitat with native plants to provide natural food, shelter from weather and predators, and nesting sites. Provide feeders, nest boxes and water. Prepare a proper menu. Offering the right foods year round Learn More