Attract More Birds

Don’t wing it. Plan a garden your feathered friends will frequent.

By Brian M. Collins
Published: February 1, 2005
The blue-winged warbler dines on insects and may be attracted to your yard for a brief stay if you provide blossoming trees, a variety of shrubs and/or thickets. This warbler migrates between the continental United States and the tropics.
Photo by Brian M. Collins
Sunrise. On any spring morning, I can stroll away from my cottage to gaze in awe at fog in the valley and freshly budding leaves. Above, I’ll hear the sweet and simple sounds of migrating songbirds as they call back and forth, searching for a place to rest, to find food and water after a long flight.
While I stand watching in my woodlot garden, the birds descend all around, their colors bright, their activities exciting. Warblers, vireos, flycatchers and thrushes flit about in the branches, a pallet of vivid color.
Each tiny bird seems packed with more life than animals a hundred times larger.
I always feel fortunate to witness such a show, but it’s not just luck. This garden holds all of the right ingredients.
Registered User Content
REGISTER TODAY to become a member of CabinLife.com
Registration is FREE and takes only a few minutes to complete. Registered members get access to these great online features:
  • Participate in the forums
  • Post photos in the online galleries
  • Comment on articles
  • Receive our e-mail newsletter
Already a registered member?
Login below to view this article
Haven't registered yet?
Register for a FREE account below
Subscriber Only Content
Subscriber Only Content
Look for this icon. This denotes premium subscriber content.  Learn more »
Become a Member
Register online for access to more valuable resource information.
Don't miss your connection to the reader forums, projects, photo galleries, and more.
Not a Member?
Subscriber and Member Login

Free Twice-Monthly E-Newsletter

Receive useful tips & inspiration from Cabin Life

Expand Ribbon
close logo