Birds can pollinate plants and are a great addition to any outdoor living space. Want to bring birds to your yard? Like any good host, it is important to provide an inviting atmosphere for potential guests. Here are a few tips you can use to try to attract birds to your yard.
Installing a water source is one of the best ways to attract birds to your backyard. Birds need water, and finding a good water source is important for them. Bird baths are a good start, but sometimes birds can’t find water if they can’t hear it. Installing a bird bath with a dripper or small fountain can go a long way in letting birds know that there is a good source of water in your yard. You can also install small heaters so birds will come in the winter as well.
A traditional way of attracting birds is the always-useful bird feeder. You can research the kinds of birds that populate your area, and cater your feeder and your feed to those birds. For example, if you’re just starting to invite birds to your space, Black-Oil Sunflower seed is a great place to start. A lot of birds like that seed, and it’s easy to find at most supply stores. Birds need food, so it’s helpful to have food available to bring birds to your yard.
There are many ways to attract birds to your yard, but there are a couple of things that are best not to do. Don’t use pesticides on the plants in your space. Pesticides can kill food sources for birds and can be harmful for them to ingest. You can use natural forms of insect control instead, and the presence of insects may be a potential draw for birds as another food source. Keeping predators away from your yard is another way to make a safe, inviting place for birds. Cats, snakes, raccoons, and rats prey on birds, so keeping those animals out of your yard is important in attracting birds.
Birds are a great addition to an outdoor living space and can help to pollinate plants in your yard. If you want birds to visit your yard, you have to make your yard a place that birds want to visit. Providing water, food, and a safe environment for birds will go a long way in bringing feathered friends to your outdoor living space.