How to Make Your Yard a Haven for Birds

Ivy House Bird House, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT

Imagine walking out into your yard on a late spring morning, seeing and hearing birds, butterflies and and bees, or watching Bluebirds bringing nesting materials in to start a new brood. Sit down to enjoy your first cup of tea or coffee of the day, take an outdoor lunch break, or make an inviting space…

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The Best Hummingbird Feeders

Aspects Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for bird watchers, Madison CT

Wherever you live in the US you’ll have opportunities to see and attract hummingbirds, one of our favorite spring migrants here in CT. A bird that weighs well under 1 oz., yet has the energy to migrate hundreds of miles never ceases to fascinate us. With their all-too-short visits here in the north, their aerial…

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How to Keep Squirrels OFF of Feeders – Forever!

Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle, available at The Audubon Shop, the best shop for nature lovers, Madison CT

Squirrels…if they only knew that a whole industry has arisen devoted to keeping them off of bird feeders. A little cooperation would be appreciated, guys… Over the past 33 years we here at The Audubon Shop have tried and tested many types of bird feeders and squirrel baffles, and have come up with some great…

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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

peanut feeder

In order to attract birds to your yard, you need to understand their basic needs. Attracting birds to your yard is simple. You will not only enhance your habitat, but you will be amazed at how many birds that you will see year ’round.     There are three basic things that birds need to…

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Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Use our Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipe and you’ll feel confident that you are giving your birds the best, and saving money, too! There is nothing easier! Resist the urge to buy pre-made nectar, especially the red and or “flavored” kind that will have preservatives and artificial coloring in them.  Do not add food coloring to…

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Entice Eastern Bluebirds with Mealworms

Learn how to attract Eastern Bluebirds to your yard.

I have an early morning ritual most days in spring and summer. Pour a cup of “joe” (quick sip) and head out to pick up the morning paper. On my way out of the garage, I grab the cup of meal worms. I pucker up and perform my weak imitation of an Eastern Bluebird’s sweet…

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What to do when your hummingbirds leave…

peanut feeder

Hummers leaving? Yes, we’ll miss them too, but here’s a great thought – use your Window Glass Hanger for a peanut feeder! If you’ve been in the shop this summer, you will have seen our active hummingbird feeder hanging on our back picture window by a two-suction-cup hanger, called the Window Glass Hanger. We have…

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How We Select Bird Feeders at The Audubon Shop

When you visit us to buy a bird feeder we want you to know that a lot of thought has gone into how we select bird feeders at The Audubon Shop. Whether you’re brand new to bird feeding or a seasoned bird watcher, we care about your success in attracting birds to your yard. The…

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