It’s springtime, so getting your outdoor space ready is probably one of your priorities now if you’re anything like me, which is why I’ve decided to share some ways to attract birds to your yard. They are beneficial for helping keep certain pests at bay, but they’re also super enjoyable to watch. By engaging in a variety of methods for getting them to enter your backyard, you have the opportunity to see several different species as you sit back with a tall glass of iced tea. Try these easy ways to attract birds and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Some types of birds, such as hummingbirds, are attracted to bright colors, so scattering them around your yard is one of the simplest ways to attract birds. Try a red bird feeder or plant a large garden of brightly colored flowers that bring the birds, but also look beautiful in your yard. Lawn chairs, umbrellas and outdoor cushions are other easy ways to brighten up your yard.
Just like any creature, birds are attracted to food, so putting up bird feeders in your yard is a great way to get them flocking. Different species of birds eat different types of food, so do some research about which items the birds you want to attract will enjoy. Hang several bird feeders filled with food and sit back and wait. Be sure you replenish the food supply often or the birds will find somewhere else to go. Better yet, opt for the bird feeder of the new generation, the Bird Buddy - Smart Bird Feeder. Bird Buddy is the world’s first smart bird feeder in an entirely new product category of AI enabled bird and wildlife feeders. Not only it recognizes 1000 species, it notifies you once a bird is feeding via Bird Buddy app. This smart bird feeder will also let you know when the food supply is running low. Plus the built-in technology enables you to take amazing images and videos of birds feeding not leaving the room. How incredible is that?
I wouldn’t say birds are picky, but they definitely love some things more than others. If they know they can find treats in your yard and bird feeders, chances are they’ll keep coming back for more. Lure them in with some mealworms, eggshells and leftover chunks of fruit. Not only will they love your yard the best, but you’ll be giving them an extra dose of nutrition.
If you’ve ever watched birds for any amount of time, you know they like water. Installing a small pond or birdbath in your yard is a wonderfully easy way to get birds to move in. It doesn’t have to be anything huge or super elaborate, just enough that you can provide a bit of water for drinking and bathing. The best part is that a birdbath can be a really easy way to add some personality and beauty to your yard.
If you don’t already have a patch of grass, consider planting one, even if it’s small. Birds like to walk around in the grass hunting for insects and worms, so if you have a small area for them, they’re more likely to come on in.
One sure fire way to know a bird will come back to your yard is if it has a nest there. Nesting boxes are simple containers that birds can use to lay eggs or roost. Make sure they’re high enough off the ground to keep critters out, but low enough that you can gaze in from time to time. Watch and the birds will carry nesting material to the boxes. You may even be lucky enough to see an egg hatch.
If you don’t have much in the way of trees in your yard and plan to plant some for the birds, consider fruit trees. Because birds like to eat fruit, they’ll flock to trees that offer them some delicious morsels to nibble on. Try crabapple or chokecherry trees, which are easy to care for, but produce fruit that birds enjoy eating.
Do you like to watch birds? Where is the best place to see them in your area? I plan to make my yard a bird haven this summer. Do you have any other tips for me?
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