National Feed the Birds Day is celebrated on February 3rd and is part of National Bird Feed Month. It’s a day to recognize and appreciate the wild birds that share our backyard habitats and encourage everyone to help feed them during winter when food is scarce.
Wild birds are essential in our ecosystem, serving as pollinators and providing natural pest control. They also bring beauty and joy to many of us who watch them from our windows or spend time outside. But during the winter, birds have fewer resources and need extra help to survive.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can help these feathered friends during the colder months. Here are three simple things you can do:
Bird feeders stocked with seeds, nuts, or suet offer more food for birds during winter. You can hang them from trees or poles near your home and keep them filled throughout the season. Various species of birds will visit your feeders looking for a quick snack!
NETVUE’s smart bird feeder with camera can auto capture, and identify all coming birds. You will receive real-time notifications of feather visitors via the phone app. This revolutionary smart bird detective camera allows you to take close up shots full of character.
NUBALOO Wine Barrel Hanging Bluebird House – Wooden Bird House Nest Protector is specially engineered to offer enhanced protection against wind, rain, bad weather, and snow but also against squirrels, cats, and other predators, featuring only a small entry for birds and durable, thick walls that are hard to penetrate.
JUYUAN Solar Bird Feeder is equipped with a solar system on the roof. This bird feeder can light itself at night. As a result, birds can find it easily, even if it is not during the daytime. It is environmentally friendly since solar energy is applied here, and meanwhile, it can be a perfect decoration for your garden day and night.
Billion Sky Glass Hummingbird Feeders are vintage-shaped bottles with beautiful designs.
Birdbaths provide water for birds as a place to drink and a spot where they can bathe and preen their feathers. Creating a birdbath in your backyard is a great way to help wild birds during winter.
Start by choosing a spot that receives plenty of sunlight, which will help prevent the water from freezing. Then, you’ll need to find or purchase a shallow basin that birds can easily access and isn’t too deep for small species. Once you have your basin, fill it up with water. Finally, add some stones or pebbles so birds can stand without completely submerging themselves.
Now the birdbath is ready for all of your feathered friends!
LEWIS & WAYNE Garden Trellis Free Standing Bird Bath can be used as a bird bath or a bird feeding tray according to your needs. You can pour some water or put some seeds in it. It can not only enable your feathery neighbors to enjoy drinking water or taking a bath
Sungmor Wall Mounted Bird Bath heavy-duty cast-iron bird feeder can be used as a bird feeder or planter hanger, with a hook for planters, lanterns, wind chimes, or other garden decorative items.
MUMTOP Sunflower Glass Bird Bath’s bright-colored pattern attracts more birds to the bath. Its nontoxic glass and paint cause zero harm to birds and other creatures. It comes with a metal stake for easy installation in your garden.
While fruits like blueberries may be harder to come by during winter, planting winter berry-producing shrubs in your backyard is a great way to provide sustenance to wild birds during the colder months.
Winterberry and holly shrubs, for example, have berries that remain on their branches throughout most of the winter season. Crabapple trees also contain small apples that are full of beneficial nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, and iron, making them a delicious snack for birds.
Planting these shrubs around your yard gives wild birds access to much-needed nutrition while they wait out the cold weather.
The Prairifire Live Crabapple Tree measures two feet tall upon planting, bringing a burst of pink color to the landscape right away. With full sun and moderate watering, this variety can grow up to an impressive 20 feet high with a 15-foot spread, making it perfect for use in zones three through eight. Taking care of this beauty requires little more than adequate sunlight and occasional watering, resulting in a captivating feature every yard should have. And your backyard birds will love it!
So, why don’t you take a few minutes to feed the birds!
Happy Bird Watching