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The resources on this page focus on all the ways we can support birds. Please use and share our informative brochures and bird-friendly landscape designs to help you give birds the four basic things they need: 1) Water, 2) Cover, 3) Nest sites, and 4) Food. Brochures and Designs are located in the Informative Brochure section of this page.
If you are lucky enough to have a river, stream, or other natural water body on or adjacent to your land, birds are likely to visit. Make sure the stream side vegetation is healthy. These areas provide corridors for wildlife to travel, nest in, forage, and raise their young.
A healthy riparian area will have:
If you choose to construct a pond, or have one already, here are some important points:
Hosting birds means keeping a clean source of water.
Tips for the best bird bath:
Wildlife need shelter from bad weather and hiding places from predators. Cover takes many forms: Trees, dense shrubs, tall grasses, rock and brush piles, hollow logs, a stack of firewood. The more choices you offer, the more inviting your yard will be.
The vegetative structure checklist:
Overgrown grassy reeds, dried flower stalks, and shrubby fruit-filled branches provide food, cover, and protection in the fall and winter for birds.
Best ways to encourage a messy garden:
Birds need at least two places to find shelter from weather and predators:
Birds need places to engage in courtship behavior, mate, and then bear and raise their young.
Provide the Right Places:
Nest building birds use a variety of materials. You can grow plants that offer the materials, or you can provide the materials themselves
Providing Nesting Materials:
Nest boxes encourage cavity nesting birds to move in to your yard.
Tips for Nest Box Success:
Most native plants will be better adapted to your garden site than others, and don’t need fertilizer or much irrigation once they get established. Plant many species of trees, shrubs and flowers, and plant single-species clusters to help with foraging efficiency.
Some great native plant choices:
Minimize pesticide use in bird-friendly landscaping to give birds the opportunity to feed on grubs, ants, aphids, gnats, and all types of flying insects.
Native plants have evolved alongside our native birds and insects. They support greater insect diversity than non-native species. host many caterpillar species that are a vital source of protein for birds, especially during the breeding season.
Provide for insects to provide for birds!
Nourishment for wildlife should come primarily from natural food sources such as native plants. Feeders should only be supplied to complement birds’ natural diets. Clean feeders regularly and watch for mold. Seed preferences vary. Incorporate a variety of bird feeders to meet the dietary needs of different bird species.
The most popular supplemental foods are:
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