Birding Plants


Birding Plants Are those that birds can build nests in and raise their young

Tn Nurseries Best Selling Birding Plants

1. Stella De Ora Daylily

2. Indian Pinks

3. Blazing Star

4. Trumpet Vine

5. Lobelia Cardinalis


As new housing developments replace old pastures and woodlands, many bird species find it more challenging to live and reproduce as they once did. By offering birds necessities such as food, water, and shelter, you will provide them with resources they may have difficulty finding elsewhere. 


In turn, you'll have a chance to enjoy the sight and sound of birds year-round in your yard.


Bird feeders often entice feathered creatures onto their property, but the type of feeder you use and where you place it significantly impacts which birds will use it. Putting feeders near shade trees attracts birds because they will have a place to retreat if threatened by predators or by rivals.


 You can provide a single feeder with a mix of seeds to attract a wide variety of species, or you can purchase foods that entice a specific kind of bird. Goldfinches, for example, prefer thistle seeds and feeders, allowing them to hang sideways while eating as they would in the wild.


 Orioles favor nectar feeders or sliced oranges. Many species prefer to feed directly from the ground, such as quail, cardinals, and doves, and may not like using a traditional bird feeder.


 Providing several kinds of feeding stations will help you attract multiple species, and by tailoring what kinds of food you offer, you can draw the types of birds you enjoy the most.

Choosing The Perfect Birding Plants 

The third and often overlooked thing your feathered visitors need is plenty of covers. Most birds are prey species, meaning they must always be alert for predators. 


Soon after you hang a feeder, cats, raccoons, foxes, and others may quickly realize that your yard harbors a large number of well-fed birds for them to snack upon. If you don't provide the right kind of cover, you'll not only be attracting robins and finches;


 You'll be drawing their predators as well. If you observe birds, you'll notice that they prefer areas that offer protection not only from ground predators such as cats and foxes but also seek shelter from aerial predators like hawks.


 For this reason, if you want to make your yard a sanctuary for birds, you will need to offer them thick shrubs and tall trees to take cover.



The type of trees and shrubs you use will largely depend on the size of your yard and the local climate. Wherever you live or the size of your yard, specific characteristics of the plants you choose should be the same whether you live in Maine, Key West, or Las Vegas.


 A dense, bushy growth pattern is the most critical aspect of a bird sheltering plant. Use species that have thick foliage and a dense growth of branches so that birds have a place to shelter from predators and inclement weather, even during the winter.


 Planting low-growing shrubs beneath shade trees attract birds by providing multiple levels of cover. Thick shrubs such as burning bushes (Euonymus alatus) are a good choice, as they can tolerate shade from the tree above and have attractive fall foliage. 


Be aware. However, burning bushes are considered invasive in some areas. Another excellent shrub for providing cover is lilac shrubs (Syringa vulgaris). 


These deciduous ornamentals can be grown as either a bush or a small tree, and although they are best known for their sweet-smelling flowers, lilacs attract birds due to their dense growth habit.


 These are just two examples, and there are many alternatives to burning bushes and lilac shrubs.

If you love birds on your lawn and would like to attract more birds to your yard, these are a few things you should offer your avian visitors to make them feel more at home.


 Like any creature, birds are attracted to food, and offering them a well-stocked feeder will instantly increase the number of birds you will see.


 Likewise, birds of all species need to have a reliable water source. But if you genuinely want birds to feel at home in your yard, the most important thing you can offer them is shelter. Combining all three elements will make your backyard a beloved home of wild birds for years to come.

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