Attracting Cheerful Backyard Songbirds

Do you look forward to the warm months so you can enjoy the pleasing vocalizations of songbirds right in your own backyard? You’re not alone! Millions of Americans consider themselves bird enthusiasts and are interested in attracting songbirds to their gardens and yards.

We love to listen to their pleasing songs, peacefully observe the birds as they visit, and help them survive in the face of climate change. What do birds need? Essentially, they need the same things every animal requires, and that means food, water and a safe haven from predators.

Here are some ways we can invite them over and protect the birds in our backyard.

Provide Food and Water

Birds need a reliable food source and fresh water to survive. Consider setting up bird feeders with high-quality birdseed and including a water feature like a birdbath, small pond, or fountain. Position feeders and water sources in open areas for safety but also near trees and bushes for quick escape.

Offer Shelter

In addition to food and water, birds need shelter from predators and harsh weather. Plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers that provide cover. If you find maintenance a bit challenging, no worries; you can always contact a company that offers Tree Care services, allowing you to sit back and relax. That being said, when getting the surrounding area cleaned, make sure to leave dead trees and branches when possible for nesting sites. Additionally, set up birdhouses to encourage nesting pairs to take up residence.

Limit Pesticides

When maintaining your yard and garden, refrain from using pesticides and herbicides which can be harmful if birds ingest affected insects or plant materials. Support the natural food supply by allowing some native plants considered “weeds.”

Be a Haven

Follow these tips to turn your outdoor space into a welcoming habitat for beautiful, lively songbirds that will serenade you for seasons to come. Listening to their musical chatter is a natural way to boost your mood and relax. By supporting backyard birds, you also promote wider environmental balance.

Guide created by Bird-X