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FAQ

Do I have to turn my garden into a wilderness to make it good for birds?

The best shrubs to provide berries for birds are pyracanthas (not the yellow-berried varieties), berberis, elder, ivy, and female varieties of holly.

How can I encourage birds to nest in my garden?

The best trees are the ones that produce berries or seeds, as these will provide natural foods for them in autumn and winter, as well as shelter and shade all year round.  If you have a large garden you can have a mix of trees, such as maples, and most conifers, and native species.  If you have a small garden with only room for one tree, consider a rowan, crab apple, small weeping birch, or native hawthorn.

Which are the best trees to plant for birds?

While winter is the most important time to provide food for birds, it is not a problem to feed them throughout the rest of the year too, if you wish. …

Which are the best shrubs to plant for the birds?

The best shrubs to provide berries for birds are pyracanthas (not the yellow-berried varieties), berberis, elder, ivy, and female varieties of holly.

Is it ok to feed birds during the summer?

The best trees are the ones that produce berries or seeds, as these will provide natural foods for them in autumn and winter, as well as shelter and shade all…