Mark McKellar

Wildlife Biologist, Mark McKellar has over 35 years of bird study experience and this channel is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of birds, bird feeding and his passion for all wildlife.

Mark owns the Backyard Bird Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Erva Pole System with Squirrel Baffle

Baffling Squirrels With Baffles

"There are limits to a squirrel's jumping ability"Contrary to popular belief, you can keep squirrels from ravaging your bird feeding station. While they are incredibly agile, there are limits to...

Baffling Squirrels With Baffles

"There are limits to a squirrel's jumping ability"Contrary to popular belief, you can keep squirrels from ravaging your bird feeding station. While they are incredibly agile, there are limits to...

Aspects Feeder under an Ant Moat

Feeding Hummingbirds without Ants

Don’t you hate it when you go out to your hummingbird or oriole feeder and find it full of ants? Most of the ants are dead and the nectar has...

Feeding Hummingbirds without Ants

Don’t you hate it when you go out to your hummingbird or oriole feeder and find it full of ants? Most of the ants are dead and the nectar has...

Hummingbird Feeding Tips

Hummingbird Feeding Tips

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of...

Hummingbird Feeding Tips

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of...

Shoo Bully, Go Away (Mobbing Behavior)

Shoo Bully, Go Away (Mobbing Behavior)

Why do birds mob other birds? The theory is that they are chasing a potential predator from their territory. Owls and hawks are frequent victims of crows, jays and others...

Shoo Bully, Go Away (Mobbing Behavior)

Why do birds mob other birds? The theory is that they are chasing a potential predator from their territory. Owls and hawks are frequent victims of crows, jays and others...

Are You A Good Bird Feeding Steward?

Are You A Good Bird Feeding Steward?

Are your birds safe in your yard? By placing a feeder or bird bath in our yard, we take on a certain degree of responsibility to protect them as well....

Are You A Good Bird Feeding Steward?

Are your birds safe in your yard? By placing a feeder or bird bath in our yard, we take on a certain degree of responsibility to protect them as well....

The Heat of Summer

The Heat of Summer

There is little doubt that the topic of conversation, around this area all summer, was the heat. The summer dealt us one harsh weather hand to deal with. How do...

The Heat of Summer

There is little doubt that the topic of conversation, around this area all summer, was the heat. The summer dealt us one harsh weather hand to deal with. How do...