Feeding Wild Birds / Attracting Birds To Your Garden

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Reasons for Feeding Wild Birds:

As ever-growing human populations use more and more of the land for their own purposes, yards and city parks become important bird habitats. Feeding and watching birds gives families the opportunity to practice conservation right in their own yards. Children can learn and enjoy the wonders of nature right from the kitchen window. Children will be able to observe the hatching of young chicks and learn how many birds help control the insect population.

Many people will only feed the birds in the winter months, which is when they need it most, however, by feeding throughout the spring and summer months you will attract the migratory birds returning from southern climates. In addition, by feeding in the spring and summer, parenting birds will have easy access to a food source for their young.

If you want to attract hummingbirds to your garden, this can be accomplished in several ways.

  • Hummingbirds enjoy feeding from plants such as honeysuckle, common lilac (with purple flowers), red geraniums, nasturtium, red petunias, red salvia, coral bells, columbine, fuchsia and even scarlet runner beans.

Water: All birds need fresh, clean water made available year round and a bird bath is an important element of attracting wild birds.

By Avianweb (Sibylle Johnson, Admin / BeautyofBirds)

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