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How to Attract More Songbirds to Your Yard this Summer

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April 27, 2020 11:47:00 AM PDT April 27, 2020 11:47:00 AM PDTth, April 27, 2020 11:47:00 AM PDT

Ever wonder what attracts songbirds to a yard? Obviously, a nice food source is a factor, but more importantly in the summer it’s FRESH WATER.

Here are four reasons birds will choose your yard when you have a birdbath full of water for them.

  • Songbirds are constantly seeking water in the Summer because of their high metabolic rate and respiratory systems drain moisture from their bodies.

  • Birds do not seek water just to quench their thirst, they also use it for bathing and cleaning their feathers. Clean feathers are very important for a birds’ health as well as their flying ability.

  • Nesting is another reason to keep fresh water around. Parents who are nesting would love to have a convenient water source nearby so they don’t need to be away from the nest for extended periods of time.

  • Fresh water will also attract birds to your backyard that would not ordinarily come to your feeders!

Earl May carries many types of bird baths perfect for providing that cool, clean water birds are thirsting for! Find bird baths and more wild bird supplies at your local Earl May or shop online.

Want to see other types of birds, read more on how to attract hummingbirds and orioles. Or check out how to create a pollinator habitat in your backyard.