FEED A VARIETY OF FOODS
The foods you supply give birds energy for building and protecting nests, molting, and raising young. To attract a larger variety of birds, provide an assortment of foods. Most seeds are readily accepted and enjoyed by a variety of songbirds. Suet is a favorite of Woodpeckers, Chickadees, and Nuthatches. Many birds also enjoy fruit, and mealworms are a must to encourage natural feeding behaviors of Bluebirds. Provide a nectar feeder to entice Hummingbirds and supply Fruit feeders for Orioles. Fruit-bearing plants also help attract birds that may not readily visit feeders, such as Ceder and Bohemian Waxwings.
USE AN ASSORTMENT OF FEEDERS
The right feeders boost birds' comfort, security, and overall willingness to continue feeding in your
yard. Ideally, locate feeders near foliage so birds can easily retreat from predators and safely wait
to feed. Attract specific species with targeted feeders like the Colibri Hummingbird Feeder, Metal House Oriole Feeder, Finch Flocker Tube Feeder, or the Bluebird Feeder. If you prefer a varied flock, use mixed-seed
feeders such as the Triple Tube Wild Bird Feeder, and
Chalet Deluxe Hopper Feeder.
OFFER STURDY, COMFORTABLE HOUSING
You can help ensure birds' presence (and enhance babies' chances for survival) by hanging or mounting birdhouses. The Sparrow-Resistant House and Observation Bluebird House also let you watch babies grow. Providing readily available nesting material, such as Cottontail Nest Building Material, will also encourage birds to stay. Learn more about the benefits of bird houses and placement tips here.
SUPPLY CLEAN WATER
A water source in your yard ends birds' search for a drink or a bath. Virtually no bird can resist a birdbath, such as the Red Metal Bird Bath or
Lighted Fountain Birdbath. Moving water further captivates; you can easily create birdbath ripples with the Water Wiggler.
KEEP THINGS CLEAN
Regularly clean feeders and waterers to prevent illness from mold or bacteria, and replace damaged units as
necessary. Birdhouse & Feeder Cleaner ensures simple,
bird-safe cleaning. To keep under-feeder areas (and your yard) healthier, catch seed scatter with a
Seed Saucer. Consistent cleanliness is essential to birds' ongoing presence in and around your yard.