Attracting wild birds to your yard is easy – they have pretty specific needs and patterns, and they’re not picky about the solutions. That means that if we bird-lovers provide them with ways to meet their needs, they’ll come, it’s as simple as that.

While you don’t even NEED a yard to enjoy attracting birds to a feeder, a few simple ideas incorporated into your lawn and garden design will increase your bird populations and give you even more enjoyment.

Here are some landscaping tips that can turn your yard into a haven for wild birds.

Small garden, fenced in, with dog in backyard
Think variety – birds are attracted to an atmosphere of abundance. (DepositPhotos)

Bird Attraction Basics

When adding elements to your garden for the birds, keep in mind that the three basic needs of birds aren’t all that different from our own.

  1. Food

  2. Water

  3. Shelter

Providing for all three needs will attract bird populations that stick around, nest, raise their young, and come back next year.

Read on to find out more about bird-friendly landscaping for your yard.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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