Located in the Peter Harris Plaza

Route 7 Latham, 1 mile West of the Northway




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Backyard Birds Nature Shop  

is your source for information and products relating to bird feeding and watching. We have been helping bird watchers enhance their enjoyment of the birds in their yards since 1988.

If you have not yet started the relaxing hobby of bird watching let us get you started with the basics. We can give you ideas on types of feeders, seed and what to do to attract the birds you want most.

If you are currently feeding our feathered friends let us help you continue that enjoyment by adding to your feeder selection and fine tuning your feeding stations to attract more colorful birds.

We are here to answer your questions about the birds. You may contact us at birds@capital.net

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Top 5 Bird Questions  

Q. How do I attract birds?

 A. The easiest way is to put out a bird feeder and fill it with black oil sunflower seeds.

Q. What feeder is best?

A. The best feeder depends on the type of seed you use and kind of birds you want to attract. Please check out our Feeder Page for pictures and descriptions.

Q. What seed is best?

A. Sunflower, particularly black oil, attracts the widest variety of birds. Large and small birds such as cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice & gold finches love it.

Q. How do I get cardinals to come to my feeders?

A. Cardinals prefer feeders that have large perching areas like platforms, tubes with seed trays & wooden hoppers. Their favorite seed is sunflower & they also eat safflower which is not a liked by some other birds. Check out our Feeder Page & look for the cardinal to indicate the feeders preferred by cardinals.

Q. How do I get rid of those pesky squirrels?

A. To squirrel-proof your feeders... you have to think like a squirrel. They can jump 8- 10 feet straight out, 4 feet straight up. They can climb any pole and most wires. See our squirrel-proof feeder page for solutions.