Appeal to Songbirds With a "Birdscaped" Yard
When it comes to making a home and yard more appealing to people, homeowners understand the value of landscaping. Making yards more attractive to birds and other wildlife takes a slightly different type of planning that’s called "birdscaping."
People typically make their landscaping choices based on what looks good and is easy to maintain. If you take the next step and consider how those choices affect your feathered friends, you can create a backyard habitat that will support birds.
Attracting a variety of birds takes a variety of foods. The best way to provide that food is through vegetation that produces nuts, berries, fruits, seeds and nectar. You can supplement the plants you have with feeders.
Depending on the species, anything from small shrubs to brush piles to mature trees will provide that shelter, so having several types will serve the needs of many birds. Use plants that are native to our local climate and suitable for your yard’s type of soil.
Having a clean source of water will also attract a wider variety of birds. Birds need water just as much as they need food, because their high metabolic rate and respiratory system drains moisture from their bodies quickly. Birds use water for more than just a thirst quencher; they also use it for bathing and preening their feathers. Clean feathers are important for birds’ health and optimum flying ability.
The final element ensures the viability of your yard as an ongoing habitat. People seek out the perfect neighborhoods in which to raise their children, and birds do the same. As more natural habitat is destroyed, it’s important that we provide usable replacements such as nesting boxes.
Wild Birds Unlimited is Now Offering FeederScaping™ Services
Whether you are just starting the wonderful bird feeding hobby or want to improve your current bird feeding experience, our new fee-based FeederScaping services will help you maximize your enjoyment of feeding and observing birds.
Our Certified Bird Feeding Specialist™ will come to your home, evaluate your yard and help you create a plan to attract the widest variety of beautiful songbirds. Our specialist will also provide expert advice to keep squirrels, raccoons and other critters away from your feeders.
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