About BackyardBirdLover.com

Hi!  My name is Kurt Hagemeister, founder of Backyard Bird Lover – products PLUS great advice to help YOU bring the beauty of wild birds to your life.  For over 35 years, I’ve shared your passion for watching and caring for all the colorful birds in the backyard.  Through setting up bird feeding stations, nesting boxes, bird baths, and planting trees, shrubs, and flowers birds love, you too can create a paradise for wild birds right in your backyard!  And I want to show you how.

Eastern bluebird with young

Bluebird feeding young

First, please consider getting our monthly informative newsletter filled with tips and ideas on how you can attract more beautiful birds.  And the best part is that it’s free!  All you have to do is provide your first name and email address in the box to the right, and we’ll do the rest.

Each issue you’ll get the latest tips, techniques, and news from the world of backyard bird feeding and watching.  Here are just a few of the topics we’ll be covering:

  • Birdfeeders – what are the best types for each kind of bird you want to attract
  • Birdseed – what do backyard birds REALLY like?
  • Bird houses – where to place them and which birds use them
  • Bird baths and water – how to attract many more birds than you’ll ever get with just birdseed
  • Binoculars – how to choose the best for backyard bird watching
  • Wild Bird Gardening – how to boost the number of birds in your yard through the roof using plantings
  • Birdwatching Basics – how to identify that unusual bird quickly
  • Squirrels – whether you want to attract them or keep them off your feeders, we’ll tell you how.
  • Butterflies – how to bring more of these beautiful insects to your yard
  • Bats and other backyard wildlife – what you can do to provide a habitat for more animals.
  • Safety for birds in your yard– we’ll show you how to keep birds that you bring into the yard as safe as possible.

Mockingbird at a bird bathI can’t think of a more peaceful and rewarding hobby than creating a habitat for birds and wildlife in the yard.   The enjoyment of seeing young bluebirds leaving the nest or a pair of cardinals feeding each other is something in life NOT to be missed!  And it’s enormously educational not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren.   What better gift can we give them than a love and appreciation for birds and animals? 

I can’t wait to get started helping you enjoy your backyard bird hobby!  Please don’t hesitate to tell me what’s on your mind or if you have questions about backyard birds. 


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