Learn how to turn your yard and garden into a mecca for beautiful, colorful birds!
- Guide to trees, shrubs, and plants that attract birds, with color photos, growing guides, available varieties, and which birds each plant will attract
- Seed mixes, treats, and feeders to offer to attract your favorite birds
- Birdhouses, baths, fountains, and ponds that attract birds, plus tips on placement and installation
- Guide to favorite backyard birds from the Blue Jay to the Purple Martin, with photos, location guides, and the best trees & plants to attract each species
Why attract birds to your yard? Their stunning natural beauty, the sweet melody of birdsong, their fascinating behaviors, and their ability to help control insects are just a few of the reasons to welcome these winged creatures to your outdoor space.
Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds will show you how to turn your yard and garden into a haven for birds. You'll find ideas to help you choose the right combination of plants, shrubs, and trees for your favorite birds, select the seed mixes and other treats each species finds irresistible, and learn which types of bird feeders and shelters are preferred by hummingbirds, orioles, finches, swallows, and many other gorgeous backyard birds.
The book details the habits and tendencies of many popular North American birds and shows the plants and trees that attract specific species. You'll find a combination of photography and beautifully rendered color illustrations depicting each type of bird alongside interesting facts, maps of their seasonal locations, and useful information about their behavior.
A fleeting glimpse of a single bird can bring even the most ordinary landscape to life. Even in the most urban settings, seemingly devoid of so much as a single bough, you can attract and cater to visiting birds with the proper care and planning. Your yard or garden needn't be enormous—it only needs to offer the things birds need and love!