Tips for Attracting Birds to Your Garden

Attracting birds to your garden can be fun and a learning experience. Whether you are an avid bird watcher or have children and want them to learn more about the birds in your local area, attracting birds to your garden can accomplish both goals.

One way to attract birds to your garden is provide water. Birds love water, both to bath and swim in as well as to drink. You can do this with a bath or pool. This is one way to instantly attract birds of all sizes, species and colors. You may even get a few wild ducks and geese!

Another thing you can do to attract birds is to provide them with food they like to eat. Bird seed, bread crumbs, sunflower seeds, or even corn are great ideas to have out in your garden to attract birds. While most birds especially like sunflower seeds, if you do a bit of research you can find out which birds are in your area, and what their favorite foods are then provide them. You could even have a special area close to the bird bath or pool where birds that visit your garden can stop off for a snack.

One thing that some of us may not think about when it comes to attracting birds to our garden is their reaction to other animals. If you want to attract birds to your garden, it’s important not to have anything in your garden that is going to scare the birds off such as other animals like dogs and cats.

A final thing to be aware of when trying to attract birds to your garden is that not all birds like each other. If you regularly have a certain species visiting your garden, chances are there is another species that won’t visit your garden because they don’t like the species of birds that are already visiting your garden. There isn’t really much you can do about this if it happens, but be happy that you are attracting birds to your garden.

As you can see attracting birds to your garden is relatively simple and easy. Like most living things, birds want to be in an environment where their needs are being met and where they feel comfortable. Providing them with food, water and a safe place to hang out will guarantee that you have birds visiting your garden regularly.

 

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