4 Steps to Attract Wild Birds

2017-11-15T11:27:56+00:00Outdoor Living, Wildlife|
  • Attracting Wild Birds

Attracting wild birds to your yard can be an enjoyable past time. From cardinals to finches to blue jays and chickadees, these attractive birds are not only fun to watch, but their relaxing songs are great to listen to also. Follow these easy steps to ensure natures beauty return to your yard time and time again.

  1. Bird Food and Bird Feeders
    Use food and feeders that are designed to attract the species of bird you are wanting. If you want to attract several bird types, use a variety of feeders and bird food. Platform feeders are best for ground feeding birds, hanging tube feeders are designed for perching birds and suet feeders are meant for insect eating birds.
  2. Bird Shelters
    Evergreens and other large trees provide the shelter needed for birds to protect them from the elements and also provide a safe space for them to nest and raise their young. You can also hang bird houses for additional shelter.
  3. Bird Baths
    Birds not only need water for drinking, they need it to bathe to keep their feathers clean. Clean feathers acts as insulation and keeps the birds warm. Bird Baths are a perfect solution for this. Make sure the bath is clean and the water stays fresh. During the winter months, use a bird bath heater to keep water from freezing.
  4. Native Plants
    Use native plants in the yard and landscape. These provide a year-around food source in the form of seeds, berries, nuts and nectar. They also provide much needed shelter from predators.

4 Comments

  1. Andrea Myers March 13, 2018 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I like how you mentioned that hanging a birdhouse for an additional shelter can help attract birds. My sister said that there are some birds hanging in our backyard, and she’s asking if we can place a birdhouse to attract them. I’ll try to look for a themed birdhouse tomorrow in our local store.

  2. Becca Holton October 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I stayed with a friend for a couple weeks and there are quite a few birds hanging around her place. It really is relaxing to hear them sing. I like that idea of hanging bird houses. Hopefully, that will make my property more appealing and attracts some cardinals.

  3. Katie Dunn September 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I have a birdhouse set up in my garden but have yet to see any while birds coming in. However, I really like the idea of adding a platform feeder. However, is there a way to keep bugs and other such pests away from the food and still attract birds?

  4. Gina Henrie September 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    My husband and I love seeing birds in our backyard and we were looking getting an outdoor bird feeder so we can see more of them in our backyard. I like what you said about using platform feeders are the best for ground feeding birds. This is a great tip, thanks for sharing.

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