Give a bird a break!
When you’re a migrating bird, you depend on many different appropriate habitat stops in your travels – after all, flying takes a lot out of you! So many of your regular stopping places have been turned into homes and other buildings for people. Luckily, you’ve come across an area that some people have restored to be a wonderful stopping place during migration.
You can make your yard a migration stopping point with only a little effort. Plant native shrubs that provide cover, food and nesting for migrating (and resident) birds.
Check out some of these links below to find native plants that look great in your yard and help our feathered friends too!
Red Osier Dogwood – sometimes called Red Twig Dogwood – is a great example of a Northeastern native plant that birds love and looks wonderful in you yard, no matter what time of year.