Plants to Attract Birds
Bird Bath, Heated Automatic
As people learn to enjoy the beauty of birds around their home, they may wish to improve the "habitat" in their yard so that more birds will visit their property. You can attract birds by placing bird feeders, nest boxes and bird baths in your yard, and by planting a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. These can provide good nesting sites, winter shelter, places to hide from predators and natural food supplies that are available year-round.
Landscaping for Birds
The most surefire way to attract birds to your backyard is to make certain the appropriate habitat is available to them. You may be lucky and already have a good supply of food, shelter, and water available for our feathered friends. In that case, you have to do little more than stand back and watch.
However, for most backyards, bird habitat must be created. It's called
"landscaping for birds" and it can be as simple or extravagant as you
wish Whatever the approach, anyone who has ever tried this type of
landscaping comes away with a real love for it after their first
sparkling hummingbirds hover at the coral bells, or the perky catbird
comes down for a drink of water from the birdbath, or the sleek
waxwings gather en masse to sample bittersweet berries.