Maryland Backyard Birds

Northern Cardinal

What birds can you expect to see in a Maryland backyard? While every property is different with its own mix of birds, many are pretty typical. These are the Maryland backyard birds commonly seen in our central Maryland yard.

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Keep Grackles & Starlings Off Pole-Mounted Upside-Down Suet Feeders

Grackle on baffled Shepherd's hook feeder pole where upside-down suet feeder is hung
Clever Grackle Uses Baffle to Get to Suet Feeder

Are grackles and starlings using the baffle to get to your pole-mounted upside-down suet feeders? I have two tricks to keep these nuisance birds from using the baffle as a staging spot to get to suet hung on poles!

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Where to Put Bird Feeders: Spread Them Out!

Spread out Backyard Bird Feeders

Where should you put your bird feeders? To attract the widest variety of birds, spread out your bird feeders if you can. Too many feeders right on top of each other, each appealing to different types of birds, creates congestion. This increases conflict as species and personal spaces overlap.

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