Attracting Songbirds to your Garden

There is a tranquility when hearing a song bird sing a beautiful tune. It is even more exciting when they are living in your back yard garden. Attracting song birds means maintaining a habitat that is constant and suitable.there are three essential items that you will need in order to help them thrive.

1. shelter

Having a home to lay there eggs and raise there young is the reason providing a Birdhouse makes it easier for birds to want to nest in your yard. Birdhouse whether it be on a post or hung in a tree needs to be at least 9ft off the ground,you don't want it to be to high, so it will be easy to clean and/or paint annually. Each individual species needs special bird housing to fit there needs so I recommend reading up on what yo plan to attract so that the housing will fit there needs.

If you plan on going natural here is a list of beautiful flowering shrubs that provide a habitat not only for the songbird but for other bird species and insects also.

Flowering Shrubs include: Andromeda, Rose of Sharon, Caryopteris, Flowering Quince, Forsythia, Japanese Kerria, Hibiscus, Rhododendrons, Laurel, Roses,Lilacs, Azaleas.


Provide an adequate food source for the song birds you want to attract. Place a feeder where it has high visibility to the birds. Make sure that it's a well protected area, away from other predators. Try to place it close to the nesting spot or bird house.


There are so many types of bird baths. Some of the coolest ones I have seen are the ones that hang.The best part about them is that they clean themselves in the winter. The snow cleans the moss and algae build up with concrete bathers. When selecting a bird bath make sure it is durable and suitable to the type of songbird you are trying to attract. Also keep in mind that the reflection of the water is more intense over dark color and birds are attracted to that. In other words, the darker the bird bath the more birds it will attract!

Below are songbirds by color that live in the North Americas...

Blue Song Birds: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird, Cerulean Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Lazuli Bunting.

Black and White Song Birds: Black and White Warbler, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-capped Vireo, Boblink, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Crow, Dark-eyed Junco, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow.

Brown Song Birds: Baybreasted Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, Brown Creeper,Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Thrasher, Carolina Wren, Ceder Waxwing, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Dickcissel, Fox Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, House Wren.

Red and Orange Song Birds: American Redstart, Baltimore Oriole, Black Burnian Warbler, Common Redpoll, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Northern Cardinal, Ovenbird, Painted Bunting, Pine Grosbeak, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill, Ruby-throated Hummingbird.


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