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Is Your Backyard Attractive to Birds?

Is Your Backyard Attractive to Birds?

6 Steps to Create a Bird-Safe and Attractive Yard

  1. Clean up any large piles of bird seed underneath your feeder
  2. Clean your bird feeders at least once every 2 weeks. Use hot soapy water with a vinegar solution, rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
  3. Place feeders either within 3 feet, or more than 30 feet away from windows to prevent collisions.
  4. Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides on your property.
  5. Keep your cats indoors.
  6. Plant native vegetation.

See 6 More Ways to Attract Birds to your yard.

Attract Various Birds with these Plants

Sunflowers – Wide variety of birds

Nectar-producing plants – Hummingbirds

Fruiting trees – Bluebirds, Robins, Waxwings

Native prairie grasses – Sparrows

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Attract Spring Migrant Birds with Their Favourite Seeds

White-crowned Sparrow – Black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, cracked corn, millet, milo

Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Sunflower, safflower, peanuts

Indigo Bunting – Sunflower chips, nyjer

Orioles are choosy about what they want to see. If it’s not in your yard, they might feed elsewhere.

This article was created by Armstrong Bird Food in collaboration with proud partner, Bird Studies Canada