Special Plant Features: Attracts Birds

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Birds are great friends to have in the garden, even though you sometimes have to keep them away from your crops. Their songs will fill your garden with a peaceful atmosphere, and having birds close to home is a great advantage for the avid birdwatcher. It isn’t as hard as you might think to create a bird-friendly environment, and you can explore tips for attracting birds to your garden. Find out which shrubs and trees are especially attractive to most birds.

Providing bird food is one great way to keep birds in your backyard, especially in the winter. Check out this list of winter bird food recipes and a categorized list of which wild birds like which foods. If you don’t have time to go out and buy the ingredients for these bird foods, try this simple recipe using ingredients that you can probably find in your pantry.

Hummingbirds are especially attractive to most gardeners because they are beautiful to watch as they hover in the air. Plus, they only eat the nectar from your flowers. Learn which plants are especially helpful to attract hummingbirds and specifically how to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds.