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Happy DIY Home: 19 Ways to Make Your Backyard Bird Friendly

If you’re interested in making your backyard bird friendly we’re sure you’ll enjoy these ideas we found at Happy DIY Home. ~MC

With their bright, colorful plumage, the sweet melody of their song, and the simple joy they bring just watching them hop about the place, birds can make truly wonderful visitors to your garden.

Yet personal enjoyment isn’t the only reason why you might want to start looking at ways to make your backyard bird friendly.

In doing so, you could well be saving their lives.

Happy DIY Home: 19 Ways to Make Your Backyard Bird Friendly
Birds like this beautiful male bullfinch can be attracted to your backyard by sunflower and other seeds, making for a welcome visitor to your garden space.

According to a new report from researchers at leading US conservation group, The Audubon Society, some two-thirds of bird species in North America are at risk of extinction due to changes in the climate.

In many cases, this process has already begun, and has been ongoing for some time. A study by Cornell University found that one in four birds (around three billion) have disappeared from the United States and Canada since the 1970s.

With the United Nations suggesting that as many as one million plant and animal species are threatened by a growing biodiversity crisis, the dwindling bird population may just be a small part of a larger issue, but at least it’s a part we can all do something about by making our backyards a safe haven for our feathered friends.

Whether you want to do your bit for the environment and animal conservation, or whether you simply enjoy the enchanted beauty these creatures can bring to your outdoor space, we’ll show you 19 different ways that you can make your yard as bird-friendly as possible.

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden 

Birds are more likely to flock to your garden if you provide them with enough food, shelter, and places to nest.

In that sense, they’re no different from us, or even from any other animal species. Our basic survival needs are pretty much the same, it’s just that the ways we help them meet these needs are going to depend on the kind of birds we hope to attract.

Continue reading, 19 Ways to Make Your Backyard Bird Friendly from Happy DIY Home here.

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