Feeding Birds in the Fall

Many birds start to migrate in mid-August, and the demand for nourishment increases. As fall draws near, both migrant and non-migrant birds will establish their winter feeding territory.

Here are five ways to help birds prepare for cold weather, and to draw birds to your feeders:

Invest in a few low-height feeding trays and fill them with cracked corn for doves and other ground feeding birds.

Hummingbirds may visit feeders up to times of hard frosts, so keep their feeders filled.

Make efforts to ensure fresh water for birds as you move into winter.

Hang fresh suet, as birds are looking to add on some fat.

In the fall many birds are growing their flight feathers and need rich foods such as oil-rich sunflower and niger seeds.

By Annie B. Bond


Julie Botsch
Julie Botsch2 years ago

Thank You.

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.3 years ago

We love to feed the birds and keep the feeders full!
Beautiful Birds!
Thank You

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Nils Anders Lunde
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Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

I love to feed the birds that visit my garden - planted natives to draw them to my patch.

Cheyenne Thunderbird

if you start feeding you have to continue it untill they find something from the nature

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you.

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you.