As the weather warms, neo-tropical migrating birds start to reappear in our landscapes.  Are you ready to offer a proper welcome?  Resources can be slim at this time of year in our landscapes, both for overwintering birds and returning migrants.

Now more than ever, we need to provide welcoming habitats for birds.  According to the National Audubon Society, 20 of our most common bird species have declined by an average of 68% since 1967.  Some species, like the Evening Grosbeak, have declined by as much as 91%.  You can do a great deal in your own landscape to help birds, but first, you have to evaluate what you have.

As you assess your landscape, determine if you have “The Big 4,” those critical resources that birds cannot do without, including:

  • Nesting Sites
  • Cover
  • Water
  • Food

For nesting and

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