Empty Nest Syndrome?

If backyard birds have stopped flying by your yard, try these tips:

  • Clean your feeders. Birds won’t eat moldy or contaminated seed.
  • Keep your feeders filled. If you let food run out, birds may move on to another area.
  • Create a hassle-free zone. Take steps to curtail visitors that can bully the birds like Grackles, squirrels, hawks or cats. This can mean adjusting the height of your feeders, or placing them farther from shrubs or trees where predators can leap from. You can try feeders that have built-in features to deter visiting pests. And, you can try different seed to attract or discourage specific visitors.