Plants to Attract Birds
birdbath at the least (it can be homemade)
Preferably dripping water as birds are attracted to the sound. You can
make your own dripper by using a large plastic jug with a small hole punched
in it & suspending it above your birdbath.
Birds love a slow sprinkler. In the garden, I've noticed it really
attracts lots of birds as they like to bathe in oscillating waters. Hummingbirds,
goldfinch, titmouses, robins, black-capped chickadees & more.
Many birds enjoy taking a dust bath. This helps get rid of lice &
other parasites. It need not be large - a 2 x 3 foot area will do.
Food & Shelter
mixed variety of trees, shrubs, vines, grasses & wildflowers is best
if you have the space. Native species that produce fruit are good.
And don't deadhead flowers, leave the stalks thru the winter & cut
them down in very early spring. Many birds such as finches, sparrows,
towhees, buntings, thrashers & juncos relish the later winter treats
they find on members of the aster family & more.
Feed suet as part of your
'extra' help for the birds. See below for an excellent kind.
A website to visit: www.wildbirds.org.
||Hummingbirds feed on early nectar
||Orioles, tanagers, bluebirds and
||Robins, mockingbirds, catbird,
||Devil's walking stick
||Thrushes, orioles, mockingbirds
||Meadowlark, catbirds, cedar waxwing
||Wild turkeys, jays, mockingbirds
mockingbirds, Bobwhites, bluebirds, cedar waxwings & thrushes
|Callicarpa americana lactea
||Musclewood, blue beech
||Ruffled grouse, wood duck, Myrtle
||Grouse, wild turkeys, jays &
||Wild turkeys, jays, woodpeckers
||White breasted nuthatch,
||At least 15 species of birds eat
||New Jersey Tea
||Inland NJ tea / Red root
||wood duck and quail
||Hummingbirds catch insects on
||Bluebirds, fox sparrows, phoebes
||Carolina snailseed vine
||Brown thrasher, eastern phoebe,
||More than 90 species
of birds feed on Dogwood fruits incl. vireos, white-throated sparrows,
bluebirds, indigo buntings, cardinals, kingbirds, thrushes and many warblers;
other birds hunt for insects in their bark.
||Rough leaved dogwood
||Downy woodpecker, wild turkeys,
||Grouse, wild turkeys, woodpeckers
||Quail, mallards and wood ducks
||Wood duck, evening grosbeak, purple
||Wild turkeys, chickadee, Carolina
bluebirds, robins, hermit thrush & mockingbirds enjoy holly fruit.
||Butternut / white walnut
||Carolina wrens, nuthatches &
||Blue bird, catbird,
evening grosbeak, Hermit thrush, Myrtle warbler, crossbill & waxwings
||Eastern red cedar
||Wood thrush, veery & at least
||Chicadees, towhee, carolina wren,
||Purple finch, house finch, hummingbird
||Hummingbird, bluebird & finches
||Red-eyed vireos, American
redstart, towhees, robins, ruffled grouse, wild turkeys, Northern flicker,
pileated woodpecker, crested flycatcher & bluejays.
||Sweet bay magnolia
||Algarita / agarita
||Cedar waxwings, chickadees &
||Southern Wax Myrtle
||Chickadees, vireos, bobwhites,
||Rosebreasted grosbeak & cedar
||Wild turkeys, bobwhites &
||Eastern bluebird, robin and bobwhite
||Ducks, geese, doves & shorebirds
||Carolina cherry laurel
||80 species inc. bluebirds, tanagers
quail, turkeys, grosbeaks, cardinals and grouse are some of the birds
that eat acorns along with the other critters that love them too. Nesting
sites are widely used in oaks.
||More than 95 species
have been observed eating sumac berries incl. woodpeckers, chickadees &
||American goldfinch, pine siskins
thrushes, waxwings, catbirds, thrashers, towhees, bobwhites, cuckoos, cardinals
||Tennessee warbler, red bellied
||Red eyed vireo and bobwhites
Suet Cakes by
Ozark Wild Bird Products
We are pleased to offer the finest suet cakes
we have found. These cakes are produced using only beef kidney fat
which is higher in protein than most fats that are used in other suet cakes
that are on the market. Bo (Ozark Wild Bird Products) renders this
fat three times, filtering it carefully, before adding other ingredients.
The cooking method & care taken produces a product that stays firmer
in warm weather & does not get rancid. Ozark Wild Bird Products
have been producing suet cakes for over ten years and have been interested
in birds for a much longer time.
The diet of Insectivores (insect-eating birds)
may contain some seeds, but they primarily eat insects to get protein.
Suet is a good way to provide protein when insects are scarce. Traditional
thought is for suet to be fed in winter Ö.. which is good but suet is still
needed in spring & early summer when insect populations are at their
lowest point. The energy demands of birds go up as nesting &
hatchlings require much demand on the birdís reserves.
We are offering the 14.5 oz. peanut suet
cake consisting of beef kidney fat, peanut hearts & cornmeal.
Also, we are offering the 14.5 oz. original
seed cake consisting of beef kidney fat, cracked corn, white proso millet,
black oil sunflower seeds, cornmeal & calcium carbornate. $3.00
A well made wire holder for the suet cakes
Unfortunately, shipping cost is a problem!
We can ship these cakes & holder to you at no extra charge if they
are included in an order with plants! Otherwise, shipping charges
are as follows:
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$5.00 for up to 2 cakes & 1 wireholder.
$8.00 for up to 5 cakes & 1 wireholder.
E mail us for shipping on higher quantities