Discover the Birds in Your Backyard
By Melissa Mayntz, About.com Guide
Backyard Birding Supplies
The most birds will come to a backyard that is well equipped, and the right supplies can help you maintain a bird-friendly backyard easily. From basic birding supplies to specialized equipment, having the proper tools will make backyard birding more convenient and rewarding.
Birds may seem to be everywhere, but they'll only visit backyards regularly if their basic needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites are met. By adding features to your backyard to meet those needs, you will find more birds willing to join your backyard flock.
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- Attracting Birds With Water
- Landscaping to Attract Birds
- How to Attract Hummingbirds
- Attracting Birds During Migration
Birdfeeders are the easiest way to enjoy watching birds in your yard. Not all feeder styles are appropriate, however, and understanding what feeders and foods will work best for the birds in your backyard can help you offer a scrumptious bird-friendly buffet.
Responsible birders always ensure that their backyard is a safe place for birds to visit. From outdoor cats to picture windows, there are many threats that wild birds face, but this information can help you minimize the bird risks in your backyard.