Do you enjoy surprise visits from out-of-town birds to your backyard? Today more than ever these winged travelers could use a little help from their earthbound friends. One way to help to feed your backyard birds from winter through spring is the most helpful time to start.
1. Many of birds’ natural food sources are depleted, frozen or covered in snow.
2. Food growth is further hindered by extreme weather and drought.
3. Lack of resources leads to greater competition for what little food there is.
4. Human development continues to impinge on birds’ natural environment.
5. With cold weather comes higher energy demands on birds.
You can help them survive the winter and prepare for a productive breeding season by feeding them high-fat and high-protein foods.
“In my research, I’ve found that feeding backyard birds has a positive impact on many species,” says John Marzluff, ornithologist and author of the book “Welcome to Subirdia.”
The premium, nutrient-packed seeds in the Songbird Selections line will attract more songbirds to feeders and have a significant effect on the overall health of our wildlife as a result.