It is said that "a garden without birds is like a day without sunshine". This is undoubtedly true for many people. Birds are funny, interesting and wildly amusing to watch and care for in your garden. But how do you attract them? And how can you identify different types of birds? And what seed attracts which bird? Follow the steps in this article and find out! Part 1 of 3: Giving birds a reason to visit
Make a sheltered spot for the birds in your garden. You can help birds by hanging up nest boxes that are big enough for the bird. Make sure that the front of the box is hanging out of the rain or sun.
Once the birds now that your garden is safe from cats and other predators then they will nest in the bird or nest box. The same bird will come back and nest in the same nest box every year.
Place the bird box high up, for example, in a tree, on a branch.
Some birds have a specific preference for the placement of their nest, so if you wish to attract a specific species, research their breeding habits.
Put a bird feeder in place. Go shopping for feeders. If you want to attract birds, you will need to buy at least two classic seed feeders, a wire peanut feeder, and a bird table, which is compulsory. You're also going to need food that is especially formulated bird
Grow some native trees and shrubs. Birds love native plants, and they're a great food source.
Part 2 of 3: Feeding the birds
If you're going to buy any seed at all, get sunflower hearts, these are a clear favorite with most garden birds.
Unfortunately, all this basic stuff will cost cost you at least £80 to £100 (approximately $150 to 200 US dollars). But in the end, it's well worth it!
Add a bird bath. The birds will come and wash in it once they know that it's safe. If you have a pond the birds will come and wash in that too.
Leave extra food for the birds. Birds need some extra food for surviving the harsh winters. In breeding season the birds need more energy to feed their young.
Part 3 of 3: Keeping your garden safe
Do not use harmful chemicals in your garden. If you do this, you kill the food source of the birds and the insects also. For example, try to use a bio-pesticides with good product reviews. You can use a water spray to fight off plant lice.