Tips and Tools for Attracting Feathered Friends to Your Backyard
Attracting birds to your backyard can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only do birds add beauty and music to your outdoor space, but they can also help with natural pest control and pollination. With a few simple steps, you can create a bird-friendly environment that will attract a variety of feathered friends. And with the Birdfy feeder, you can watch and enjoy the birds from anywhere, anytime.
Find a Perfect Spot in Your Yard
To attract birds to your backyard, it's important to create a space that feels safe and welcoming. Birds need greenery and cover nearby to feel secure enough to explore. Try to create a mix of open spaces and sheltered areas where birds can rest and feed. Keep in mind that birds can be territorial, so spacing out bird food and shelter options can maximize your yard's bird traffic.
Provide a Variety of Feeders
Different types of birds have different feeding habits, so providing a variety of feeders can attract a wider range of species. Tube feeders are great for small birds like finches and chickadees, while platform feeders are better for ground-feeding birds like juncos and sparrows. Hummingbird feeders are also a great addition if you want to attract these tiny, colorful birds. Squirrel-proof feeders can keep your feeders safe from squirrels and other animals.
Provide Water Source
Birds bathe year-round, but often struggle to find water sources in the winter, so having fresh water available can make your yard a desirable destination. Moving water is particularly attractive to birds, so adding a pump or mister can draw even more feathered friends to your yard. If you live in a cold climate, investing in a heater can keep your bird bath or pond from freezing over.
Plant a Bird-Friendly Oasis
Creating a bird-friendly environment in your backyard can be as simple as planting some bird-friendly plants, trees, and shrubs. Berry-rich trees and shrubs like rowan, hawthorn, guelder rose, and holly provide natural food sources and shelter. Plants with an abundance of seeds, like teasels or sunflowers, are also great choices. Ivy and honeysuckle provide dense cover, fruits, and attract insects for birds to feast on. Wildflowers can also attract insects that birds love to feed on while filling your garden with beautiful displays of color.
Creating shelter with greenery is a great start, but providing bird boxes or birdhouses can offer additional safety, warmth, and shelter. Encouraging birds to build nests in your yard is one of the best ways to ensure a constant stream of birds all year long. You can also provide birds with nesting materials. Grass clippings, dried weeds and leaves, and even pet hair are all great materials for nest building.
With our Birdfy feeder, you can provide an all-in-one solution for attracting and watching birds in your backyard. It offers a variety of feeding options and a built-in camera, allowing you to watch and enjoy the birds from anywhere, anytime. We also offer two extensions for you to DIY your own feeder perch to attract different bird species. With a little effort, you can create a beautiful and welcoming environment that will attract a variety of feathered friends.