best way to attract birds to your yard is
to provide proper habitat - plants for food
and shelter, an exposed mulch layer and water.
This is discussed under Natural Habitat.
To enhance the experience, various feeders,
nest boxes and waterers can be used. This
is discussed under Human Assist.
While providing proper habitat is a
wonderful and sustainable way to attract
birds, the experience of interacting
with wild birds can be significantly
enhanced by use of feeders, waterers
and nest boxes.
A feeder placed near a window, for example,
yields close-up views, wondrous in and
of themselves and helpful in identification.
We are pleased to offer:
Many birds are
ground nesters, while other birds nest
in cavities (holes in dead trees). For
safety reasons, we rarely let dead trees
or "snags" stand in urban and suburban
locations. To help cavity nesters find
a home, we offer: