Gardening for Birds

Gardening successfully for birds involves several steps, including choosing suitable plants for your area, understanding what these plants need in order to thrive and some basic ideas about how to design a garden that works for you and the birds, while fitting well into its local environment. This section includes profiles of plant groups and how to choose them for your needs, as well as gardening and design tips and a whole host of useful resources, including books and links. Don't forget to also download our simple step by step Guidelines for creating bird habitat.


Because urban habitats are so fragmented, one garden will not be large enough to provide all of the requirements that a bird will need. However, each garden is vital in forming the web of habitat that birds use.

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