Jennifer J. Meyer


Thanks for stopping by my website in progress. You might know me from my Backyard Birding columns that run in the Southern California News Group newspapers or from my blog The Backyard Birder. I also write fiction for adults and children. And I’m currently writing a mystery novel. For more about me, click on the About link.

Mourning dove - Jennifer J. Meyer and birds

The Backyard Birder

I’ve always loved birds. I’ve been writing The Backyard Birder blog for more than ten years. It’s read by bird enthusiasts worldwide. Popular posts include attracting birds with native plants, helping birds during the heat, when to rescue baby birds, nesting hummingbirds and more. If you’re a bird lover, check out

Writing journal - Jennifer J. Meyer

Mystery novel

My mystery in progress, Out on a Limb, stars a bird-centric protagonist who solves a whodunit using her birding skills. Love owls? She’s a volunteer for the local raptor rehabilitation center, so there’s an ambassador owl featured in the book. And there’s a lot of birding information sprinkled throughout. Check back for publication information.