Get To Know Your Garden Birds
Garden birds can bring colour and life to your garden year-round, whether you live in the city or the countryside. These birds may visit your garden to forage for food, look for nesting materials, or set up a home.
Some of the common birds you may see — or hear — in your garden are:
- Blue Tit
- House Sparrow
- Great Tit
- Song Thrush
- Coal Tit
- Long-Tailed Tit
Conservation Status and Threats
Even some of the birds that regularly visit your garden may face threats to their population. The house sparrow, starling, and greenfinch are on the UK Birds of Concern Red list because of critical declines in their populations.
The wren, song thrush, and bullfinch are on the amber list because of a moderate concern over their population numbers.
Even birds on the green list are vulnerable to threats like pollution and habitat destruction.
6 Tips for Attracting Birds to Your Garden
- Use quality foods that birds want to eat. Avoid bird food with fillers like peas and beans.
- Provide fresh water in a bird bath, fountain, shallow area of a pond, or any shallow dish that can hold water.
- Find a safe, sheltered spot to place your bird feeder or bird table.
- Keep it clean — provide fresh water daily and clean feeders weekly with mild, non-toxic disinfectant.
- Add a nest box.
- Plant bird-friendly plants that provide shelter, seeds, berries, and insects for birds.
You don’t need a garden to attract some of the UK’s most colourful birds to your garden. You can even attach a bird feeder to a window.
Consider participating in the Big Garden Birdwatch, the largest and longest-running garden wildlife survey in the UK. This survey provides the RSPB with important data about how our neighbourhood species are faring.
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