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How to Baffle Squirrels

Location is the key to using a baffle to keep squirrels away from your feeder. Your baffle will only work if the squirrels can't jump around it. And squirrels can jump 8 to 10 feet horizontally and four feet up from the ground.

Pole Mounted Feeders

Our can-shaped baffle will keep squirrels from climbing up a pole to your feeder.

Hanging Feeders

Our disc-shaped baffle will keep squirrels form a feeder hung 8 feet away from the tree trunk.

Choose a Spot That:

~ has 8 feet of clearance on all sides ~
~ has bushes, shrubs, or trees 12-20 feet away to provide cover for your birds ~
~ you'll see easily and often from indoors ~

East Bay Nature carries a selection of the best squirrel-proof feeders available.

Another Conversation...


A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Stellerís, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Cornell, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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