The Droll Yankees Story

Combine a wicked sense of humor with Yankee ingenuity and what do you get? “The World’s Best Bird Feeders,” that’s what!

Friends Peter Kilham and Alan Bemis started Droll Yankees as a Rhode Island-based record label in 1960 to preserve the off-color humor and tales that are unique to old New England. Peter, an engineer, artist, and inventor, was also an avid backyard birder. In 1969, he invented the tubular bird feeder—model A-6F—which revolutionized bird feeder design and which continues to be an industry-wide best seller.

With over 50 different bird feeder styles to choose from, Droll Yankees bird feeders are very easy to fill and clean, and generations of bird lovers have appreciated their quality construction, functional simplicity, and commitment to American workers. It is rare nowadays to find a company that stands behind its product, but Droll Yankees offers a Lifetime Warranty and will replace any defective or squirrel-damaged parts, free of charge. Many Droll Yankees customers have used their feeders for over 30 years!

By building on the high standards set by Peter Kilham over four decades ago, Droll Yankees continues to develop innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and our customers. We say, by using a Droll Yankees product, you will save money and avoid purchasing countless numbers of lesser-quality feeders that only end up in the landfill by the end of the season. More importantly, you will also be helping the environment. And isn’t that what we want for the birds, anyway?

Droll Yankees encourages everyone to “Just Feed Birds and Make a World of Difference.”