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How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden

Posted on January 23, 2017

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How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden

The best way to attract your favorite birds to the garden is to fill it with plants they love. 

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
Plants: Birch, spruce, fir, pine and oak trees, sunflowers, zinnia, asters, maple trees, white ash, box elder, grapes, roses, mulberry, serviceberry, sweet gum and thistle.

 

 

 

 

American Robin

American Robin

American Robin
Holly, cedar, mulberry, sumac, blackberry, viburnum, grasses, serviceberry, persimmons, Russian olive, Virginia creeper, pyracantha, roses, elderberry, crab apple.

 

 

 

 

Black Capped Chickadee

Black Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee
Pine trees, birch, hemlock, viburnum, sunflowers, bayberry.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Blue Jay
Oak trees, cherry, grapes, viburnum, blackberry, blueberry, mulberry, holly, sunflowers, dogwood, persimmon, American beech, crab apple.

 

 

 

 

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark-Eyed Junco
Pine trees, firs, honeysuckle, birch, roses, millet, sweet gum.

 

 

 

 

 

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Oak trees, mountain ash, dogwood, serviceberry, Virginia creeper.

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
Dogwoods, sumac, cedar, Virginia creeper, holly, cotoneaster, Russian olive, crabapple, mulberry, bayberry, roses, pyracantha, blueberry, grapes, viburnum.

 

 

 

 

 

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
Sunflowers, pine, spruce, grasses, millet.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Cardinals - male and female.

Northern Cardinals – male and female.

Northern Cardinal
Holly, dogwood, viburnum, sunflowers, lantana, magnolia, pyracantha, roses, blackberry.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Holly, cedar, sumac, viburnum, bayberry, dogwood, serviceberry, persimmon, Russian olive, huckleberry, plum, privet, honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, cherry laurel, cherry, blueberry, pyracantha.

 

 

 

 

Northern Oriole

Northern Oriole

Northern Oriole
Highbush blueberry, maple, serviceberry, Bradford pear, blackberry, elderberry, grapes and honeysuckle.

 

 

 

 

 

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin

Pine Siskins
Pine trees, spruce, cedar, birch, maples, honeysuckle, sunflowers, American elm.

 

 

 

 

 

Red Breasted Nuthatch

Red Breasted Nuthatch

Red-Breast Nuthatch
Pine trees, spruce, fir.

 

 

 

 

 

Rufous Sided Towhees

Rufous Sided Towhees

Rufous-Sided Towhee
Holly, oak, cherry, blackberry, strawberries, apple trees, bayberry, pine, blueberry, sunflower, crab apples, millet, grapes and sweet gum.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Tanagers

Summer Tanagers

Summer Tanagers
Blackberry, wild cherry, dogwood, grapes.

 

 

 

 

 

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse
Mulberry trees, pine, sunflower, oak, grape, crabapple, blackberry, Virginia creeper.

 

 

 

 

 

White Breasted Nuthatch

White Breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch
Oak, sunflower, pine trees, maple, beech.

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