How to Squirrel Proof A Birdhouse

As backyard bird enthusiasts, we often think about how to keep squirrels out of our bird feeders. What we often forget, is these pesky little creatures will often try to enter the birdhouses as well. Follow these simple steps to squirrel-proof your birdhouses this spring and help keep nests safe. Why squirrels attack nesting boxes Squirrels primarily … Read more

3 Steps to Keep Squirrels out of Feeders

Many backyards become a battle of wills between desperate birders and hungry squirrels. In fact, squirrels are one of the most tenacious and successful mammals, when it comes to scavenging for a nutritious meal. 3 Steps to combating squirrel invasions The most important thing to recognize about squirrels is that they are most likely to … Read more

Top 10 Ways to Keep Squirrels Out

We’ve seen thousands of genius, funny and just plain crazy strategies for keeping squirrels out of backyard bird feeders. These are our ten favorite, some serious and some not, in no particular order. Inspired by the funny collection by Bill Adler Jr.’s Outwitting Squirrels: 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed … Read more

6 Feeder Thieves and How to Stop Them

You set out your feeding stations. You enjoy the glint of sunflower seed through the sparkling clean hopper. You sit back and wait. And …There they come – luminous cardinals, the lemony goldfinches, and darting chickadees. Beautiful! Until the next morning… Your feeder is on the ground. Seed seems scattered everywhere and cracked perches droop off … Read more