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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Is there anything more delightful than seeing a hummingbird in your garden? With so many lovely birds in California, any visit from just one can spark joy for even the most nuance enthusiast. Getting more of nature’s feathered visitors takes more than just birdseed. That’s why we are sharing how to attract more birds to your yard.

Tip #1: Location, Location, Location

Where you place your bird feeder matters when it comes to attracting more feathered friends to your yard. If you seek to attract more than one type of bird (i.e., hummingbirds and sparrows), setting up a feeding station is recommended. If you have space, you can also separate your feeders since different birds have different ways of spotting food. 

Tip #2: Choose the Right Bird Feed 

Once you have established where you are putting your feeders, you’ll need to choose what you are putting in them. An easy-to-make mistake for those starting out is choosing a bird feeder that’s low quality. While you may not think birds are particular, you would be wrong. If you want your bird guest to make return visits, invest in quality bird feed. Choose the type of feed that will meet the nutritional needs of the kinds of birds you want to attract. 

Tip #3: Install a Bird Bath

When it comes to attracting birds to your yard, there’s more to it than just the feeder and food assortment. Regardless of type, all birds need water; that’s why we recommend installing a birdbath as a way to attract even more birds to your yard. Just make sure you keep both the bath and the feeder clean for your safety and the birds.

Tip #4: Add Some Color

Surprisingly, birds love color, and the brighter, the better in this case. Similar to humans, they are some of the few animals that can also see in color. They rely on it for their day-to-day and way of living and existing. Colors like red can be great for hummingbirds, with yellow and orange being known to attract birds Orioles, and Goldfinches.

Tip #5: Get a Bird House

If you want to make a lifelong friend out of your backyard visitors, make them feel at home. We’re not saying leave your door open and set them up in the guest room. On the contrary, we’re talking about birdhouses. If you have young children, this can be a fun way for them to color their own birdhouse for the yard. Otherwise, we recommend choosing a size and type of birdhouse based on the size and type of the feathered friend you seek to attract.