Birds all across the USA are now returning from their wintering grounds and will soon be visiting feeders and raising new families. Many migratory birds are threatened by loss of both summer and winter habitats, and by problems they encounter on route. Anything we can do to help migratory birds will also benefit resident species, and of course will enable us to more easily observe and enjoy them. Please consider the following suggestions.
Native Vegetation and Dead Trees
Allow a portion of your yard to “remain wild” by encouraging native scrub, bushes and grasses. If you also have a garden and/or lawn, adding native plants will create an “edge effect” – a zone where different habits meet. Such areas, whether they be forest/field or lawn/scrub, always attract far more species than either habitat individually. Read More »