Landscaping for Wild Birds
Among the fondest and most memorable moments of childhood are the
discoveries of songbirds nesting in the backyard. The distinctive, mud-lined nests of
robins and their beautiful blue eggs captivate people of all ages. Likewise, the nesting
activities of house wrens, cardinals, chickadees, and other common birds can stimulate a
lifelong interest in nature.
As people learn to enjoy the beauty of birdlife around their home, they may wish to improve the "habitat" in their yard so that more birds will visit their property. You can attract birds by placing bird feeders, nest boxes, and bird baths in your yard, and by planting a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. These can provide good nesting sites, winter shelter, places to hide from predators, and natural food supplies that are available year-round.
The sections listed above share helpful tips for attracting birds to your yard through landscape design.
For more ideas and professional services offering landscaping for backyard birds check out Birdscaping.net.
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This article was written by the DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE