How have you made your yard more bird friendly?

  • January 10, 2012 5:13 PM
    Message # 791790
    Deleted user
    Please check out the answer to the August 2011 topic by downloading this summary PDF and then post your own tips and tricks!

    Sharing Secrets August 2011 PDF
    Last modified: January 10, 2012 5:26 PM | Deleted user
  • January 25, 2012 9:11 PM
    Reply # 807477 on 791790

    put a picture of Trish on the side of the house and the birds all gathered 'round.
  • February 14, 2012 1:34 PM
    Reply # 825457 on 791790
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Grow berry-producing plants.  I can't believe I had Western Bluebirds show up at my house this year! They were eating the camphor tree berries, along with the regular crowd of Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and those darned Pasadena wild parrots.
  • March 17, 2012 9:06 PM
    Reply # 861846 on 791790
    Deleted user
    I'm growing Sambucus mexicana [California elderberry] that not only make a great home for birds, but also will shade and screen when big. 
    I am lowering a potentially invasive Sapium sebiforum(Chinese Tallow tree) as the Elderberries grow up.  
    Noticed more birds and bird types in the back yard meadow verses original grass.  
    The shrubs around the edges are to screen neighbors and allow good cover out of cat reach while giving me visual enjoyment.
  • May 09, 2012 7:38 AM
    Reply # 915534 on 791790
    We have 3 watering spots, plus plenty of nectar, seed, fruit, and berry producing plants. There is lots of undisturbed cover for nests at various levels (the hummingbirds nest with us in a couple of locations every year).  We use no pesticides, so insect-gatherers like the bushtits and the phoebes are regulars in the garden.  The cats are regulars, too, looking for prey.  
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