Attract Birds to Your Backyard

 

Date: June 14th, 2011

 Have your feeders been lonely lately? Are you interested in attracting more birds to your backyard? Follow these steps and your feathered companions will thank you!

 

 Cardinal CountryMax.com

 

1.    Put Out The Welcome Mat!
Habitat loss is the biggest challenge facing birds. You can help by making your neighborhood more attractive to birds by landscaping with natural plants that provide food, shelter and nesting sites. Providing feeders, nest boxes and water also benefits birds.

 

2.    Prepare A Proper MenuLyric Fruit and Nut Bird Mix


Providing the appropriate foods year round will attract more birds to your yard and help ensure that they have a safe and nutritious diet. Buy better food and you’ll get better birds. It’s that easy. Specifically, look for foods that are clean and feature real nuts and berries. Lyric Fruit and Nut Mix offers a bird mix that has cherries, cranberry, raisins and shell-free nuts and seed.

Bird Feeder Brush 

3.    Keep Feed And Feeding Areas Clean

 
To help reduce the possibility of disease transmission in birds, clean feeders and feeding areas at least once a month. A Bird Feeder Brush can make cleaning fast and easy.

  

4.    Birds And Chemicals Don’t Mix

 
Many pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are toxic to birds; avoid using these near areas where birds feed, bathe or rest.

 

5.    Keep Cats Away From Birds

 
Scientists estimate that cats probably kill hundreds of millions of birds each year in the U.S. This is a big problem, but it’s easy to fix. Many people who enjoy feeding birds also love cats. The best solution is to keep cats indoors. They will lead longer, healthier lives and your yard will be safer for birds.

 

6.    Reduce Window Collisions

 
Collisions with glass windows kill millions of wild birds every year. Depending on their size and location, some windows reflect the sky or vegetation, and birds are fooled into thinking they can fly through them. Attaching decorative decals or other decorations to the outside surface of the glass can reduce reflections. Feeder birds fleeing predators are vulnerable to window collisions. Consider moving feeders within three feet of windows so that the birds cannot accelerate to injury level speeds while flying away.

 



CountryMax.com Wild Bird Center

 

If you have any further questions, email them to AskMax@CountryMax.com, or visit your local CountryMax store today!

 

Article provided courtesy of: The Wild Bird Feeding Industry.



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