6 Tips for attracting Winter Birds!
1. Know their tastes.
Winter birds love seeds! You can find seeds by the pound at most at garden centers. Not only are they tasty to the birds, but they are full of healthy oils that the birds need to survive the winter.
2. Hang your feeders.
When you hang feeders, you discourage other animals from getting to them. This will help the birds feel safer as well, and allow them to approach the feeder easily. Try hanging feeders from hooks, branches, or other pole devices built for bird feeders.
3. Keep the feeders filled.
It is important that the birds can count on the feeders. If they know your yard is a reliable source of food, they will continue to visit daily. This consistency is also the best way to build a yearly following.
4. Provide water.
Water freezes easily in the winter, so birds can go thirsty quick. Provide fresh water as often as possible for your birds, either in bowls or a bird bath.
5. Provide housing scraps.
Toss some string, fabric scraps, hay, and other items that could be used for nesting around the food. Birds will love being able to take their pick of building materials! It will help them build warm homes right in the area.
6. Shelter is great!
If you can, put up a simple bird house
or two. It is a great way for birds to beat the rough elements that winter brings.
If you wish to attract birds this winter, give these tips for attracting winter birds a try. You are sure to see some great results!