Video: How to Attract Birds to your Yard

Fine feathered friends add to the beauty of your yard and some even fill the air with song. It’s easier than you think to make them feel welcome. Don’t worry — you got this!
 

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How to attract birds

 

Fine feathered friends add to the beauty of your yard and some even fill the air with song. It’s easier than you think to make them feel welcome. Don’t worry — you got this!

 

[Step 1: Choose the right kind of feeders]

Different birds are attracted to different feeders. Here’s a quick look at your options.

 

[Cage feeders] 

Cage feeders are used for suet and seed cakes rather than straight seed. But keep in mind, suet is best used in the winter, when the weather is cold.

 

[Hopper feeders]

In hopper feeders, the seed is entirely enclosed and flows to the bottom. There will attract a wide variety of birds.

 

[Fly-through & Platform feeders]

If you’re looking for bigger birds, like the blue jay, try a fly through or platform feeder. These don’t have sides, making it easy for birds to grab a quick snack.

 

[Tube feeders]

Tube feeders come with either large ports, where birds can stick their heads right in to get seed, or tiny holes, which will only attract little birds. Be sure to use seed that will fit easily through the ports.

 

[Hummingbird feeders]

Hummingbird feeders provide a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of these quick birds, but be sure to hang them out in spring and summer only.

 

[Step 2:Choose the right spot for your feeders]

Position your feeders in locations that you can easily see, but remember to place them within three feet or more than 30 feet away from windows to prevent collisions.

 

[Step 3:Buy some seeds]

Choose seeds for the birds you want to attract. In general, bigger birds like bigger seeds and smaller birds like smaller seeds.

 

[Step 4: Give them a water source]

Add a birdbath to your yard and keeping it clean and filled with fresh water.

 

[Step 5: Create a backyard sanctuary]

Choose plants that draw in the birds you want to attract in your area. Make sure to provide different levels of vegetation, as well.

 

Birds will be flocking to your yard before you know it. Don’t worry — you got this!


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