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Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better

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Four Ways To Attract Backyard Birds



Want to get into bird watching?  The easiest way to do that is to set up some feeders in your backyard.  There’s no telling what you might attract once you get started.  Here’s a few more tips on how to attract backyard birds.

Wild birds require four things to be attracted to a backyard: food, water, shelter and nesting sites. If you make each of these four things available, you will be amazed at how many different species of birds become regular backyard guests.

A good food source is the most important thing you need to attract birds. Food sources can be naturally occurring or supplemental sources such as feeders. Offering several different foods will attract a greater variety of birds.

Popular foods to attract birds include; seeds, nectar, fruits, scraps, nuts and insects.

Not all foods will attract the same birds. For the best results, learn which birds are present in your local area and choose foods to attract them to your yard. Once your yard is a popular feeding site, more unusual species will become curious and you can offer them treats as well.

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