Birdscaping is the creation of a bird-friendly habitat to attract birds to your backyard. As wildlife habitats are threatened by development, creating an environment that provides food, water and shelter is crucial to the existence of our wild bird population. Caring for our feathered-friends is an educational and enjoyable activity for the entire family that brings beauty and song to our lives.

Improve your backyard bird habitat by adding water, such as bird baths. Birds require a constant supply of clean water for drinking and bathing. This is especially important in late summer, when water is scarce, and in the winter, when it is frequently frozen.

It is important to offer safe and comfortable shelter for your wild birds to nurture their young, protect them from predators and shield them from the elements. Planting evergreen trees and shrubs and providing birdhouses, along with roosting boxes and pockets, are all beneficial additions to your birdscape. Wild birds and their young require year-round protection from the elements.