How to Attract Birds to Your Garden


The sound of birds talking to each other in the early morning is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Birds are also great to watch and can provide entertainment for you and your family for hours on end. However, getting a garden that attracts birds is no easy task. If you want to attract birds to your garden, then you will need to know what types of plants they like, how to provide water for them, and how to give them the food sources they need.

Add color by planting appropriate flowering plants

The color of flowers is a great way to attract birds. Flowers are a sign of life, and they are an excellent food source for many birds (as well as bees and butterflies). Hummingbirds need nectar from plants to survive, so they’re especially attracted to bright colors like reds, oranges and yellows.

Flowering plants that are native to your area will attract the most birds because they look familiar—there’s no need for them to question whether or not it’s safe for them in your garden!

Add color by adding bird feeders.

The next step is to add some color by adding bird feeders. You don’t want your little feathered friends to be too far away from you, so place your feeder where it can be seen from inside the house and maybe even a window in the kitchen. This way, when you look out at the birds eating outside of your window, they’ll see you and think: “Hey! I’m being watched by humans! Let’s make friends with these guys!”

I know this sounds crazy but it’s true! A lot of birds are very curious and like being around people as long as we’re not trying to eat them or kill them (the latter being illegal in many areas).

Keep a large water bowl for the birds to use

You can provide birds with a constant source of fresh water by putting out a bird bath. It is best to place your birdbath away from your home, feeders, and houses so that birds won’t be distracted by these things. You should make sure that the water stays fresh and clean by changing it regularly (once a week or once every two weeks).

Provide areas for birds to build nests in.

To attract birds to your garden, you need to provide a safe place for them to build nests, raise their young and rest. Nests are built in holes and crevices. There may not be enough natural holes in your garden so you will need to make some holes yourself.

First, try looking around at what the birds are using as nest sites in your yard or neighborhood. If there are no birds using any of these spots then check out our post on how to create a birdhouse with instructions here:

You can also make your own birdhouse by following these easy steps from

Try a birdhouse.

You can also try a birdhouse. Birdhouses are easy to make and can be made from recycled materials such as old horseshoes and nails, toothpicks, eggshells or twigs. You can use found materials such as small branches from trees or fallen twigs from your garden. If you don’t have the time to make your own birdhouse, you can buy one at a store that sells bird accessories.

Birdhouses are usually made out of wood but they may also be made out of metal or plastic if you want something lighter weight.

Provide food sources for birds that are native to your area.

Providing appropriate food sources for the birds that are native to your area is one of the most important things you can do. The easiest way to do this is by planting native trees and shrubs, as well as some non-edible plants that attract birds.

The type of food you provide also depends on what time of year it is and how many birds you want to attract. If there’s a specific type of bird that doesn’t visit your garden often and you really want them there, try adding bird feeders with seeds or suet cakes (a suet cake is a block made with animal fat). These are especially good options if there aren’t many trees in your yard providing natural foods for birds.

Attracting birds to your garden is not that difficult, but it does take some preparation and thought.

Attracting birds to your garden is not that difficult, but it does take some preparation and thought. You will need to know what kind of birds are native to your area, what kind of food they eat and what kinds of plants they like to nest in. You can also attract certain species by providing places for them to build their nests.

In general, you want to provide food for the birds as well as nesting sites for them so that you have more opportunities for them to visit your garden regularly.


Attracting birds to your garden is not that difficult, but it does take some preparation and thought. You can attract more birds by providing the right habitat for them in terms of food, shelter and water. There are many different ways to do this but one thing is sure: once you start seeing more birds around, you will be glad you did!

So if you want all these cool things too then what are waiting for? Go out there and start attracting those beautiful winged creatures!

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