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Feeding Birds in the Fall

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.

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5:25PM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank You.

11:27AM PDT on May 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing

6:05PM PDT on May 2, 2013

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

11:04AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013


7:17AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2013


4:22AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

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

12:37AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

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

3:29PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Good info, thank you.

3:28PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Good info, thank you.

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