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We are…

An independent wild bird retailer. We carry a specially selected collection of bird feeders, nesting boxes, accessories, and nature gift items.  Our goal is to bring you unique items that you will not find at big box stores. To earn a spot on our shelf the product has to be proven to attract wild birds, easy to maintain, and be top quality construction. We are committed to featuring Michigan and USA made products. To help you enjoy the wild birds in your backyard we carry educational material such as field guides. Our feed is fresh and we are passionate about having blends without any fillers.

Our history…..

July 2011, Larry and Judy Bergman opened the doors of Bergman Power Equipment (BPE). BPE is a leading Grand Rapids  dealership for Toro, Husqvarna, Simplicity, Argo, Echo and Generac power equipment. BPE also services all makes and models of small engines both in their shop and with their mobile service. While Larry and Judy were busy with power end of the business, Judy had a dream of a wild bird retail store that would carry quality products and feed. As they continued to remodeled the building they were able to open up a room for Backyard Birding. The transition from a shelf with only corn and sunflower seeds to a full wild bird retail store, with its own private blends, has been a great journey.

Introducing Judy…

Judy has a passion for nature and has her Master Naturalist from Michigan State University Extension.  She is also a co-author of Spring Wildflower Scavenger Hunt, a field guide to our local spring flowers. You can follow her on her blog, Facebook for Backyard Birding,  Pinterest and Michigan Wildflowers.


Our goal is to help you attract wild birds to your backyard.

Backyard Birding is located in Bergman Power Equipment.  We are easy to find we have the bright red roof.

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Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm | Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm | Closed – Sunday | 616.453.9581

We would love to hear from you…