A simple Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding for Beginners
Backyard bird feeding can be a most enjoyable and rewarding
hobby. Not only is it enjoyable for you, but you are doing our
feathered friends a big service by helping them survive and providing
them a safe habitat to feed in.
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Backyard Bird Feeding Information & Easy Tips to Attract Birds
* Completely empty and clean seed containers before refilling.
* Clean off any bird droppings from bird feeders.
* Disinfect bird feeders monthly, more in hot weather.
* Keep seed dry at all times
* Don't use seed left over from last year, use only fresh seed.
* If a dead bird is found near a feeder, remove and bury or burn
* Don't give un-rendered suet in hot weather.
* Keep feeders a safe distance from house windows to avoid a
bird accidentally flying into the glass.
* Place netting or screens over windows if birds are flying into the
* Never feed then stop in the winter.
* Feed birds all year long if you want to.
* Don't use grease, oil, petroleum jelly, or similar substances on
feeder poles or wires, these substances can harm the
* Black-oil sunflower seed is the seed most popular with the greatest
variety of birds.
* Mixed seed offered on the ground can attract many un-desirable birds.
* Don't offer wild bird mixes in tube feeders, sunflower seed is great
tube feeders. Feed the mixes from platforms or hopper
* Never use insecticides, pesticides or herbicides around or anywhere
near bird feeders.
* Have a brush pile or trees around the feeder for birds to fly to
* Don't place feeders around where pets frequently roam
* Don't feed: anything with white sugar, powdered sugar or brown sugar,
artificial sweeteners, refined white flour, hot spices or
Please select any of the links below to find out more about each specific
area of backyard bird feeding you may be interested in.
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Bird Houses, Nesting Boxes, Roosts & Housing
A Guide to Birdhouses
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