Create a backyard habitat

In addition to feeders, baths, and nest boxes, there are many ways to make your backyard inviting to a variety of birds. Consider planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses that yield fruits, nuts, or seeds. Native plants are less susceptible to pests or disease and tolerate less-than-ideal climate and soil conditions well. Many species of birds nest or seek shelter in the hollows of dead trees. Top off rather than chop down dead trees and always look for nests before downing any tree. Learn how to create a backyard bird habitat here.