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The Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock

0 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Includes shipping within the continental US. For other locations e-mail me at for a shipping quote.

Available in a 1-day $495  or 8-day $645 (see tab below)

Are you cuckoo for our friends at the feeder? Proclaim your love of birds with this authentic Black Forest cuckoo clock!

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Product Description

The Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock

Truly a hands-across-the-water collaboration, the Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock marries German technology with an American artists’s hand-carved birds.

The clock itself — everything but the birds — is made by the Anton Schneider Company, of Schonach, Germany. Schneider is known for their excellent craftsmanship and trouble-free clocks. Made as they have been for nearly two centuries, with some clock parts made in cottage industries, the clock has a Regula movement that powers the bellows, the cuckoo, and the animated birds.

I designed the clock to look like a bird feeder. The suet feeder on the right and the hopper feeder on the left are handmade. Schneider ships the entire clock in running order here to Georgia for the final touch. The birds — Chickadee, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Cardinal, and Blue Bird — are hand made by Lance Long and Family of South Carolina. The family business, Olde World Carvers, carve birds and Santas as their livelihood.

As is the case with every cuckoo clock, the cuckoo emerges to sing on the hour and half hour. The extra charm of an animated cuckoo clock is that the cuckoo sets off even more magic. In this case, the Blue Bird feeds the “baby”, and the Cardinal “pecks” for seed. Yes, moving birds!

This is my long-awaited second design and illustrates where I’m going with my business: creating cuckoo clocks with an American aesthetic.

Please note that I photographed the clock on a tree as it seemed appropriate, but this is an indoor clock!

Details About Jodie’s Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock

  • Authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock made by the oldest manufacturer in Germany
  • Hand carved Cardinal, Goldfinch, Blue Bird and Red-Bellied Woodpecker made in America**
  • The birds are hand carved by Lance Long and family of Olde World Carvings in South Carolina
  • Movement: On the hour  and half hour the cuckoo pops out of his door and sings, the Blue Bird feeds the cuckoo, and the Cardinal pecks
  • Cuckoo can be silenced manually
  • Instructions for setting up and caring for the clock are included
  • Two year warranty
  •  Measures 10″ W x 9.5″ T x 6.25″ D minus pendulum and weights
  •  Brass 1-day Regula movement*
  •  Pine cone cast weights
  • VDS Certificate of Authenticity from the Black Forest Association of cuckoo clock makers
  • Desigened by Jodie Davis Designs in Hickory Flat, Georgia

*Movement requires winding twice each day. 8-day movement is available for $150 additional. See tab.

**Please note that each bird is individually hand carved by a family of craftsmen in South Carolina. Therefore, the birds can vary from those you see in the photo. It’s called the mark of the hand!

Lance and his family make their living carving birds and Santas. You can find him where I found him, Olde World Carvings on Etsy.

Click here to find a printable Backyard Birds Product Information Sheet.

3 reviews for The Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock

  1. 5 out of 5


    Some people might think I am crazy. As a German to order a German-American Cuckoo Clock coming from Germany to the US and back to me to Germany. The factory is 2 hours away from my home 🙂 But it is absolutely worth it. This clock brings the lovely backyard birds from Georgia right into our home. My favorite is the Red Bird which we do not have in Germany. I was lucky to live for a while in Georgia, so this feels like home to hear the cuckoo from Georgia 😉 It was nice to communicate with Jodie. You are doing a great job. Good luck and keep on creating!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just received our cuckoo clock from Jodie
    It’s hanging on our log wall in our cabin which is decorated in a farmhouse style . It matches just perfect and with the cathedral ceilings it sounds wonderful. I might buy another one too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My new clocks on the wall a few days and I can’t stop looking at it and smiling. Been wanting a cuckoo clock for quite a while and The Backyard Birds was a perfect find. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks Jodi for bringing a smile to all that enter my home.

    • :

      So glad it’s making you smile — that’s the idea! Thanks for your kind review. I hope the clock brings you and your family and friends smiles for years to come!


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Choose a 1-Day or an 8-Day Movement

The Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock is now available with an 8-day (on right) as well as a 1-day (to the left) movement.

With a 1-day movement, the clock will run for nearly a day on one winding. You will need to wind your clock morning and evening.

An 8-day movement will run for a week on one winding.

The 8-day clock has a different movement than the 1-day and larger, heavier weights. The cost is an additional $150.  I try to keep several 8-days in stock at all times. If I don’t have one the lead time is usually 4-6 weeks so Email me at if you need the clock immediately. Otherwise, when I confirm your order I will give you an estimate as to when your clock will be ready to ship. And I will also let you know when I am about to ship it. 3/20/2017 I have two in stock.