MOLD!! Ick! Check feeders (and under them!) ASAP
Mold can be deadly for our wild birds! See thebyn.com/mold to find out the best (and easiest!) way to clean your bird feeders.
Nature Themed Gifts for Summertime Fun
The Backyard Naturalist has gifts for all ages in every budget.
- Hummingbird Feeders
- Plush Toys & Puppets
- Crystal Suncatchers
- Flowers for Bees, Birds & Butterflies
- Nature Activities & Kits
- Maryland! Crab Decals, Flags, Hats & More
- For Junior Birders
- Nature Books & Field Guides
- Nature Games & Puzzles
- Scented Soaps, Lotions & Candles
- Sunny Seed Drops
- Earrings and Bracelets
- Little Handmade Pottery Dishes
- Coloring Books for All Ages
Please support your favorite small businesses with your patronage.
Shopping local, small businesses in your own backyard, benefits your entire community.
Rock, Mineral, Crystal & Fossil Specimens. . . we have the area's best selection outside the Smithsonian Gift Shop!
And we've just added more.
Made in the USA
Along with almost ALL of our wild bird feeders, bird houses and bird baths, here are more of our products Made in The USA:
Gary Starr Bird Ornaments
Yardbirds Junkyard Dogs & Cats
Adagio & Sienna Sky Earrings
Pottery Earring Holders
Clocks, Nightlights and Magnets
Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers
And NEW! for local sports fans:
Redskins, Ravens, Capitals, Nationals and Orioles!!! We have officially licensed flags, mini-flags and doormats.
Celebrating Our 30th Year
The Backyard Naturalist is the area’s largest and oldest independent retailer of products for wild birds and gifts for nature lovers of all ages! Proudly serving Maryland and the Washington, DC metro area for thirty years.
We are Maryland's first and only store to be awarded Droll Yankees' Five Feather Platinum Premier dealer status.
We take care of our feathered friends’ needs year-round:
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Every Backyard Can Be a Haven for Wild Birds
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From The Backyard Blog
- Watch (and Listen!) for Goldfinch Juveniles at FeedersEven though it’s Mid-September, NOW is the time to watch and listen for juvenile Goldfinches! Juvenile Goldfinches look like duller females, with tan on black wing bars Babies and juveniles have a distinctive Squeak! In fact, they are really squeaky!!! They are in a feeding frenzy at our …
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For almost 30 years, we've had the same mission:
To inspire our community to appreciate and nurture the nature found in all our backyards by providing a sanctuary of food, water and shelter for wild birds.
Each of our backyard habitats contributes to the health and well-being of not only the individual visitors to our feeders and baths, but is also one more piece of habitat restored and connected to Migratory Flyways. As green space increasingly disappears due to development, our backyard micro habitats link together, backyard by backyard, across our county – our state – our country.