By Stephen W. Kress, Ph.D.
While most wild birds rely on wild foods for the bulk of their meals, more than 100 North American species supplement natural foods with birdseed, suet, fruit, and nectar obtained from feeders. Bird feeding can benefit birds while also providing pleasure for people throughout the year. Feeders benefit birds most during the winter, when natural food supplies are scarce. However, additional species visit feeders during spring and fall migrations, and some nesting birds utilize feeders during the summer.
The type of feeder, seed, and placement all factors into bird feeding success. Check out the following printable Audubon guides, by Stephen W. Kress, Ph.D., for information on how to attract, feed, and keep our feathered visitors safe.
|Instructions for Printing Guides