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East Bay Nature carries all the essentials for backyard birding and bird watching.

Our inventory includes art and jewelry, much of which is produced by local artisans; bat houses; bird baths and statuary - one of the best ways to attract all wildlife to your garden; nest boxes; the top books and field guides; nature-oriented toys and gifts for children; a broad range of feeders and accessories; garden and household items; hangers and hardware for positioning your feeders and baths; optics from Nikon and Opticron; specialty/organic pet foods, suet, windchimes -- and more!

Equally important is our selection of seed and seed mixes -- selected and expertly formulated to attract birds to your feeders.

At the Water Cooler


I like to spend time at my bird baths occasionally just to listen to what the birds are saying--latest rumors, how things have gone with the breeding season this year, who’s here for the winter, who has left, any complaints about bird seed, repairs needed on nesting boxes--stuff like that. The birds are pretty vocal generally unless something unusual happens.

I was refilling my largest bird bath recently and waited until, one-on-one,

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

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