DIY - Winter Birding Guide
During the winter, there are several things you can do to attract some feathered friends over the cold months of winter! Welcome winged wildlife to your backyard with food, shelter and water - the birds will appreciate a safe refuge from the cold, and you will be rewarded with a colorful flurry of activity right at your doorstep!
Rather than taking your birdhouses down in the winter, keep them up! Birdhouses provide provide shelter from the weather and other night predators. Song birds frequently group together overnight in a birdhouse, or roosting packets, to keep warm.
Deciduous shrubs and trees have lost their leaves, offering better visibility for bird watching. While long ornamental grasses provide a more natural shelter for birds.