Backyard Birding Tips for Summer

What birds need in Summertime:

  • Fast food so they won’t have to leave their eggs long
  • Energy to feed new hatchlings
  • A nearby source for fledglings learning how to find food

How you can help:

  • Fill several feeders – hopper, tube and platform style – with a variety of bird seed.
  • Fill a dish feeder with mealworms for extra protein.
  • Keep food fresh. Moisture and humidity can cause mold to develop.
  • Set up a birdbath for drinking and cooling off.
  • Attract hummingbirds and orioles with nectars and fruits.