How to Attract Summer Carolina Birds to Your Yard

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • May 15, 2018

Attract popular Summer Carolina birds to your yard with these tips

You don’t have to be a professional bird watcher to get excited about seeing birds in your yard. In fact, there are several benefits that come with welcoming birds to your yard.

Just a few of the benefits of having these bird visitors include:

  • Stress relief
  • Wildlife/environmental conservation
  • Education
  • Increased property values
  • Weed control
  • Flower pollination
  • Pest Control

And attracting them to your yard is easy! All you have to do is consider their basic needs—water, food, and shelter!

Water

Birds need water to drink and to bathe in. But, birds passing by might not realize that you have made water available to them.

Water features including drippers, fountains, and bubblers create a flowing water sound that birds can hear. Such features can be found for relatively cheap and make a beautiful (and trendy) addition to your garden.

Choose to install a water feature in your yard and you’re sure to see more birds stopping in for a quick dip or sip!

Food

Generally speaking, plants that produce seeds, berries, and bugs are the most natural way to offer food to birds.

You can supplement natural food sources with different types of feeders and bird food mixes. Just keep in mind different Carolinian birds have different dining preferences.

We outlined a few of the top orders here:

Northern Cardinal

The Cardinal is the state bird and one of the most beloved birds by Carolinians.

Feeder: Hopper feeders, tube feeders with large holes, and platform feeders

Food: Seeds, berries, and nuts

Downy Woodpecker

Woodpeckers make for great visitors! They can be found anywhere in the U.S except for the south-west.

Feeder: Hopper feeders, platform feeders, and wire mesh feeders

Food: Sunflower seeds, corn, tree nuts, suet, and berries

Eastern Bluebird

The Bluebird is an attractive bird found anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains.

Feeder: Platform feeders and the ground

Food: Fruit and berries, particularly Virginia Creeper, a woody vine with berries

Finches

These friendly birds are residents of backyards everywhere, you won’t catch them migrating like most other birds.

Feeder: Hopper feeder, tube feeders with small holes, and finch “stock feeders

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