For many homeowners, a favorite pastime is attracting birds to the garden for the joy of watching them. Bird watching is a fairly easy hobby and a proven reliever of stress. When you keep your yard with the goal of attracting birds you also end up with a beautiful place for yourself.
Turning your backyard into a bird sanctuary will be no easy feat. In order to be persuaded to visit a garden often or even build a permanent nest birds have to feel safe and have sufficient shelters. Birds also require a steady food source as they tend to eat around the clock.
Putting up, all around your yard, bird feeders of a wide variety should be considered. Different birds are attracted to different seeds and food. Some prefer food from hanging sources while others want to be able to stand while they eat. Birds will not enjoy eating from dirty sources so remember to clean the feeders frequently. Since birds eat a lot is is important to keep a feeder filling routine as well.