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

111 comments

Julie Botsch
Julie Botsch3 years ago

Thank You.

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Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Bill and Katie D.
Katie D3 years ago

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

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Aud Nordby
Aud n3 years ago

ty

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

:-)

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Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

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

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Cheyenne Thunderbird

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

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LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you.

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LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you.

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