Squirrels Vs song birds

Asked June 20, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT

For years we have cultivated song birds into our back yard - only to now have them being chased away by multiplying families of squirrels... What can we do?

Lane County Oregon human-wildlife issues

1 Response

If your cultivation of bird habitat has included provisioning lots of feeders, it's likely that the squirrels are using those resources to boost their own survival and reproduction, as well. If you're observing feeder-site interactions between birds and squirrels, I would recommend changing the feeder set-ups to make them squirrel-proof.