How to choose backyard bird feeders
2018 arrived with a breath of fresh, frigid air. Colder temperatures can mean limited food for our feathered friends. Many people like to provide supplemental food for birds in the winter, which is a great way to draw birds to your backyard for observation.
But not all feeders are created equal. Different types of feeders attract different types of birds. Let Extension Wildlife Biologist Adam Rohnke explain how to choose the right feeders for the types of birds you want to see. And don’t forget to supply fresh water, especially important in winter when many sources could be frozen.
Photo/video credit: Jonathan Parish
If you want to get a close-up view, you’ll need a pair of binoculars. Adam takes you through the steps to set them properly in this video.
For more information about how to attract birds and other wildlife to your landscape, check out our resources here.
Subscribe to Extension for Real Life
Fill in the information below to receive a weekly update of our blog posts.
Tyler Wilson, right, shadowed Dr. Steven Brandon during the 2016 Rural Medical and Science Scholars program. Participants in the program also receive college credit for two pre-med courses, visit various medical facilities, participate in lab-based hands-on learning activities and take part in a communications and study skills workshop. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)