Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Birds on Your Property

1. Put up a birdfeeder

Male bluebird at opening of nest box

You can enjoy watching birds at your feeder year-round, or just in the winter when natural foods are tougher to find, especially with snow cover or very low temperatures.

2. Put up a birdhouse

Depending on where you live, a birdhouse can make a cozy cavity for the nest of an eastern bluebird or house wren.

backyard birds | The Woodlands Township Environmental Services

3. Keep feeders and birdhouses clean

  • Wash feeders every now and then to prevent the spread of diseases between birds.
  • Clean out birdhouses after the nesting season to give them a fresh start for the following spring.

How to attract wild birds to your property

4. Keep cats indoors

Outdoor and feral cats kill billions of birds each year. Keep cats indoors when possible, especially if you know young birds are about to fledge and leave a nest. They may end up on the ground for a few days before they can fly. Place bird feeders in open areas so birds can see if a cat is approaching.

5. Landscape with native plants

  • Plants native to Missouri provide seeds and attract insects — both make tasty treats for birds in your yard!
  • Native plants also can provide shelter from weather and cover from predators.

6. Keep your yard a bit less tidy

Consider letting a portion of your yard go a bit “wild.” Shrubby areas provide great cover for birds, leaf litter houses insects for them to eat, and brush piles do both!

How To Attract Birds To Your Yard In 9 Steps

7. Prevent window strikes — put up silhouettes

If birds are flying into windows on your house, put bird silhouettes on the outside of your windows, or netting on your windows so birds can see that they cannot fly through them. Audubon has a few suggestions for bird mishaps.

8. Reduce pesticide use — let birds eat insects in your yard

Many birds depend on caterpillars, moths, and other insects for food. Reduce the amount of pesticides used in your garden and on your landscaping — the birds will thank you!

9. Join the Missouri Birding Society or your local Audubon Society chapter

Local bird organizations, like the Missouri Birding Society or National Audubon Society chapters, host birding field trips, meetings, and other group activities that offer instruction on bird identification and conservation education. Reach out and meet a new group of people that share your love of birds!

10. Join a bird conservation organization

Many national conservation organizations do a lot to help birds: the National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Ducks Unlimited are just a few.

Blog – Page 3 – natureswaybirds.com

Related Posts

Heartwarming Jest: Mama Elephant’s Special Surprise for Baby

Surprisingly, a young elephant develops a taste for its mother’s leftovers and begins snacking on them.   The peculiar conduct of a young elephant has piqued interest…

In the golden light of early morning, amidst the rustling savannah grasses, a baby elephant took its tentative steps.

The moment a baby elephant, still learning how to walk properly, took a tumble as it tried to keep pace with the rest of its herd has been captured in a series of stunning photos. The adorable animal is thought to be less than a month old but was pictured …

Joyous Elephants гoɩɩ dowп Steep Bank to Reach Watering Hole

In a heartwarming and delightful show of camaraderie, a herd of elephants devised a clever and efficient way to reach their watering hole. Rather than cautiously descending…

Meet Sharon Pincott: Leaving Corporate Life Behind for an Elephant Odyssey in Africa

Picture this: Exchanging the bustling life of a corporate executive for an unpaid journey alongside elephants in Zimbabwe. That’s exactly what author and photographer Sharon Pincott did…

British zoo celebrates first elephant in the UK to conceive by artificial insemination

An Asian elephant has become the first of its species in the UK to become pregnant by artificial insemination, a zoo said today. Keepers of Noorjahan at Twycross Zoo, in Leicestershire, said the procedure had been ‘incredibly successful’ and the baby …

Elephant Elegance: Faa Mai’s іmргeѕѕіⱱe Rhythmic Gymnastics ѕkіɩɩѕ

Young elephant Faa Mai demonstrates that being the largest land animal doesn’t hinder her ability to perform a rhythmic gymnastics routine. The talented five-year-old refined her ѕkіɩɩѕ…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *