Wild Birds Unlimited Invites You to Discover the Joys of Backyard Bird Feeding
As more and more people take preventative steps to ensure they do not come in contact with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a little more time at home can be the perfect opportunity to connect with the natural world. Wild Birds Unlimited encourages everyone to create a bird and wildlife-friendly habitat in their backyard; it’s fun and easier than you might think.
Wild Birds Unlimited is the proud champion of National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. By completing the steps below, you’ll not only help the wildlife in your yard, you’ll also be able to have your yard officially certified.
Five Simple Steps
Provide one or more of the following elements to create a bird and wildlife-friendly habitat. Go online, to learn more - www.wbu.com/certify-your-yard.
You can shop online at your local MyWBU and have your favorite bird feeders, bird food and houses delivered to your front door.
Include native plants in your yard to provide song birds with natural food sources. You can attract a greater number and variety of birds by offering a consistent, reliable supplemental food source, such as a bird feeder filled with a quality seed blend. Creating a bird feeding station with various bird feeders and a variety of foods will bring you many hours of bird watching enjoyment.
Birds need clean, reliable water sources for drinking and bathing throughout the year. Water can attract as many birds to your yard or patio as a food. Often, you will attract birds that do not normally visit your bird feeders.
Birds need protective cover for times of rest, social interaction and as a retreat from foul weather and predators. Landscaping for the ideal wildlife habitat should use native plants ranging in size and density.
A Place to Raise Young
The same native plants that provide food and cover can provide safe areas for many species of wildlife to mate, build nests and raise their families. But, with the increased loss of natural habitat, many cavity-nesting birds are having trouble finding homes. By providing , you will encourage birds to raise their young in your yard.
The idea of a flawless lawn may be a thing of the past. A few weeds and insects are a small price to pay - better for the environment and the birds. Maintaining your landscape in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way ensures that the soil, air, and water that native wildlife (and people) rely upon stay clean and healthy.