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February is House-Hunting Time on Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Nesting season has arrived, and continues through spring and into the summer. Is your backyard ready to welcome wild bird families? Read more...

February 2016 Newsletter Available Online on Monday, February 01, 2016

We have mailed our newsletter, so watch your mailboxes. You can see our online version by clicking here. Read more...

February Suet Sale! on Monday, February 01, 2016

Buy 6 Suet Cakes & Get 1 Free* or 20% OFF the Regular Price of Any Case of 12* *Suet Sale Details: Free suet cake must be of equal or lesser value. Suet Sale is limited to stock on hand. No special orders. As always, newsletter coupons cannot be used for the purchase of any sale-priced item. Read more...

Invite Winter Birds to Decorate your Backyard on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

With more bare trees and fewer natural food options, this time of year is perfect for welcoming a variety of colorful, interesting backyard birds to your yard. They’ll decorate your yard with beauty and activity, and provide your entire family a fascinating glimpse of the natural world. Read more...

West Linn Tidings Article on Backyard Bird Shop on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

"If you’ve ever experienced a sense of excitement or wonderment at the sight of a robin, a woodpecker or a sparrow, the fall could be just the season to make that feeling a part of your life once more. And the people at Backyard Bird Shop in West Linn are here to help you do that, with a wide offering of bird feeders, bird houses and more to make your home into a popular place for birds to gather." Read more...

Remember:  Anna’s Hummingbirds are Here Year ‘Round on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I believe fall is an easy time of year to attract hummingbirds to a feeder, when blossoms and insects are both in short supply. Read more...

Migration Fascination on Friday, September 11, 2015

For centuries people have marveled as some birds mysteriously disappear each fall. As late as the 16th century people thought birds hibernated! Rather than ending the mystery, the discovery of migration has prompted even more questions. Read more...

The Sights and Sounds of Autumn on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Fall often brings some of the finest weather of the year to the Pacific Northwest, a warm, active interlude between the heat of summer and winter’s rains. Not only does the weather inspire, but the bird activity does as well! Bird voices and other outdoor sounds remind us of autumn transitions, like the honk-honk-honking of Canada Geese and the chattering of swallows gathering on telephone and power lines before their long flights south. Read more...

Fat Chance for Backyard Birds! on Thursday, September 03, 2015

Low fat diets may be good for people, but not for birds! Birds metabolize fat more efficiently than seed, so it helps birds maintain their high body temperatures. In the wild, birds scavenge animal fat from carcasses. Read more...

Spotlight on Backyard Bird Shop by Audubon Society of Portland on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Thank you, Audubon Society of Portland, for featuring our partnership in your current newsletter, The Warbler! Read more...

How to Attract More Birds?  Add a Dripper to your Birdbath! on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

One of the best investments in my garden is a Dripper-Mister from Backyard Bird Shop. I purchased it over 6 years ago and it has brought me hours of joy watching all the birds attracted to it. Read more...

Is Your Birdbath Spic and Span? on Friday, June 26, 2015

Now's a good time to spruce up your birdbath, because as summer weather arrives your birdbath will become even more of a lure to backyard birds! Read more...

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...

Need a Hummingbird Feeder?  Consider This . . . on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Here are a few things to consider when selecting a hummingbird feeder . . . 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...

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