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What Does it Take to Get a Platinum Certified Backyard Habitat? on Saturday, June 20, 2015

What does it take to get Platinum Certified Backyard Habitat? Planning, projects and patience! Read more...

Host Hummers this Summer on Sunday, April 05, 2015

Rufous Hummingbirds are back, giving our year-round Anna's competition for the feeders! Here are tips for keeping them all coming to your yard: Read more...

Spring Has Sprung, and So Has Nesting Season for Birds on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Watching birds raise young right in your own yard is lots of fun! From pair-bonding to courtship rituals, from nest-building to frenzied-feeding of young, nesting season is action-packed and exhilarating! Read more...

The Stork is Coming! on Monday, March 09, 2015

Granted, the stork doesn’t actually deliver babies, but it really is time to prepare your backyard for the arrival of baby birds! Read on for tips ... Read more...

It’s Mason Bee Time! on Monday, March 09, 2015

Native mason bees are highly effective and efficient pollinators. These unaggressive bees emerge from their cocoons between March and June to help pollinate our native trees and plants. Read more...

Squirrels Eating More Than Their Fair Share? on Sunday, March 01, 2015

Here are a few suggestions to help you separate your bird and squirrel dining clientele ..... Read more...

For Your Backyard Habitat on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Clackamas Promenade Shop is Closed.  New Shop Now Open in West Linn Central Village. on Friday, January 30, 2015

Many thanks to all the customers who visited our Clackamas Promenade shop over the years. We appreciate your patronage, and apologize for any inconvenience we’ve caused by moving that shop to West Linn Central Village. We hope to see many of you at our new location. Read more...

Wintertime Bird Feeding on Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter can be a time to hunker down and focus on indoor house projects, but it is also an exciting time in your backyard! Read more...

The Best Binoculars for You on Monday, January 05, 2015

The leaves are off the trees, making winter the easiest time of year to get really good looks at your backyard and neighborhood birds! Our mild winter days invite winter hiking and traveling further afield as well! You'll want to take along your binoculars to see what you can see! Backyard Bird Shop offers a nice selection of standard, mid-size, and compact binoculars, most of them being fog-and waterproof. Read more...

Clackamas Shop Closed on Saturday, December 27, 2014

We have officially closed our Clackamas shop. The whole story is that we moved it to West Linn Central Village. Our new address there is 22000 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068 We are so sorry for the inconvenience we have caused our Clackamas customers! Read more...

Autumn Backyard Highlights on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Winter can be a challenging season for our birds! Days are shorter, so there is less daylight for foraging. Insects die or hibernate, and the growing season ends. There's simply less food for birds and other wildlife in the winter. That's why well-stocked bird feeders are so popular in cold months: theyp provide the nutrition and energy that birds need to survive a northwest winter. Read more...

Autumn is a Great Time to Start a Lifetime Hobby on Monday, September 08, 2014

If you’ve ever walked through a park on a May morning, you may have dismissed birding as more of a test than a hobby. The newly leafed-out trees hinder sighting the birds; together with a cacophony of bird calls, species identification becomes a challenging feat indeed. Read more...

“Saving That Baby Bird” on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Often well-meaning backyard bird enthusiasts mistakenly believe they’re helping a baby bird in trouble, when less interference would be the best course of action. Read more...

Saving that Baby Bird on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Often well-meaning backyard bird enthusiasts mistakenly believe they’re helping a baby bird in trouble, when less interference would be the best course of action. Read more...

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