Gardening for Birds: Attract the Birds You Want in Your Garden

Gardening for birds

Get More Birds in Your Garden

Bird guides are often packed with hundreds of bird specimens from regions all over the world, but Horticulture’s bird guide focuses on 22 of our gardeners’ favorite feathered friends that are predominantly found in the contiguous United States. Some birds are season visitors while others are year-round residents.

Each specimen in the bird guide is showcased with a clear, beautiful photo to help you identify it, a general explanation of its physical traits and a review of the bird’s favorite plants.

Since we’re gardeners first and bird lovers second, each bird featured also comes with expert gardening advice that is seasonal to when you’d find the bird specimen in your garden. For example, the page for the American Goldfinch is accompanied by a Spring Gardening Checklist that covers what plants will provide the goldfinch food.

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Birds Featured in This Guide

Guide to gardening for birds

Here is a list of some of the birds featured in this bird guide, and the gardening for birds tips that accompany them:

  1. American Robin plus safety tips on avoiding pesticides, & helping birds avoid crashing into windows
  2. Cedar Waxwing plus tips on why fruiting trees are good for these birds & how to create a custom blend of your own birdseed
  3. Dark-eyed Junco plus why you want different types of feeders to attract a variety of birds
  4. Pine Siskin plus the benefits of keeping a bird journal & what an irruption is
  5. Plus many more—a total of 22 birds showcased!

Get Your Free Guide to Gardening for Birds

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As they say, birds of a feather flock together, and we gardeners know the joy of simple birdwatching in our own gardens and yards. Download this free bird guide today and discover the joys of gardening for birds. Happy birding!