Providing sanctuary for birds as their natural habitat becomes fractured by loss of grasslands, forests and wetlands, is becoming more and more important for those who love to observe them. Your landscape will help determine your opportunities for bird conservation. Territorial needs for each species varies. Bluebirds for instance need room to spread their wings. Having bluebirds in your backyard if you live within city limits is a rarity. However, if your home is suburban you can work with neighbors to attract bluebirds. They seem happiest in wide open spaces. There are many other engaging birds' worth enticing to your back yard, and by providing fresh water in clean bird baths, natural foods such as fruits, nuts and seeds in clean feeders and an assortment of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers you can attract a variety of birds - and in doing so, contribute to their well-being.
Many songbirds are attracted to urban settings. By following the prescribed activities listed above, you can attract Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, the Downy Woodpecker, Junco and several more to your habitat.
K Drive Greenhouse Co. no longer carries trees, but we can share with you the species that will help attract and shelter birds; as well as a listing of shrubs, flowers and vines that help sustain them.