Bonnie Ott

Bird feeding is a fun, learning experience, as well as a beneficial activity for birds. Bird feeders are available from multiple sources from non-profit organizations to big-box stores. And there’s plenty of advice online as well as from the smaller vendors and your local MOS chapter. Different styles are suited to different types of seed so consider having several to attract a wider range of bird species. Remember to keep your feeder clean and positioned where you can enjoy watching the activity! Don’t forget that some birds prefer to search for food on the ground so scatter seed near bushes for shy species or open areas for doves. Suet will attract woodpeckers and wrens.