Mmm-Mmm-Mealworms! Almost all passerine (perching) birds eat insects, and mealworms are high on their list of favorite snacks. Put out a few mealworms for your birds and they’ll be gobbled up before you can say “The early bird gets the …”
“No other creature can transcend earth, evoke beauty, inspire dreams, and ground us in nature as does even the smallest bird.” —Julie Sacco, Director, North Park Village Nature Center
Is it any wonder that so many of us want more birds in our lives? Their presence entertains us, eases our stress and lifts us out of our hectic lives and closer to nature for a few precious moments.
Attracting birds is easy; attracting specific birds requires thought and planning. In this section you will find the very best tips, backed by scientific research whenever possible, for attracting the birds you want.
From bluebirds to barn owls, there are ways to tempt your favorite species into viewing range.
I’ll be adding more favorites soon, in no particular order. If there’s a bird you really want to attract, feel free to contact me with a request and I’ll do my best.
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Woodpeckers are a real treat in the garden – they are colorful, fun to watch and great for keeping the bugs under control. Since most of them don’t migrate you can hope to attract woodpeckers all year round, especially in summer when they bring their babies to your feeders.
Nothing adds pleasure to your outside spaces like birds. If want more feathery action but you’re not sure how to attract wild birds to your garden, read on. It’s easy, especially in winter when