Bird banding on Kelley's Island, Ohio. The bird is a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Meet the Owner

Butch Tetzlaff

Birds and birding have been my passion for over 30 years. With an ecology degree in hand and several years of Master's Degree work in ornithology, I have always enjoyed keeping current about the world of birds.

My enjoyment of birds has also been a wonderful excuse to travel and see some of the best places our planet has to offer. In that quest, I have recorded bird sightings in 28 states and 7 countries. Recently, I have obtained a Federal Marking Permit allowing me to band birds for research purposes. I am currently the President of the Inland Bird Banding Association, have founded the Bella Vista Backyard Bird Count, organize the Christmas Bird Count, and volunteer each spring at Hobbs State Park giving presentations during the "Birds and Breakfast" program. Now as the owner of The Bluebird Shed, I get to talk to wonderful people who enjoy birds every day.

I'd love to hear your bird stories, so please stop by The Bluebird Shed and share your bird feeding (and birding) experiences! 

Birdscaping inside and out