If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back – frequently.
There are several things you can do in your yard to ensure the health of your backyard birds.
Follow these guidelines to help your birds stay safe and healthy:
- Provide multiple feeding stations in different areas of your yard. When birds crowd at feeders they can become stressed and more vulnerable to disease.
- Clean your feeders frequently.
- Keep seed fresh and dry and always provide food in a feeder, not scattered on the ground.
- Regularly clean the area underneath your feeders by disposing of hulls. Ask us for tidy feeding solutions.
- Move feeders periodically to lessen the concentration of bird droppings.
- Place feeders 10 to 12 feet from bushes so cats and other predators can’t surprise birds at the feeders.
- Disinfect your feeders with the bleach solution if your feeders are moldy or you find a dead bird that has not been killed by a predator.
- Provide fresh water and clean your bird bath regularly.
- Always wash your hands after filling or cleaning your feeders.