Wild birds are fun to watch whether you live in the country or right downtown in a big city. You don't need to go hiking in the deep woods to go bird watching either; you can easily bring the birds to your own doorstep.
By taking a little time and effort to make your yard appealing to the local bird population, you can have an ever-changing show outside your window. Nothing adds color and beauty to a back yard like wild birds.
You don't need to redecorate your entire yard either. A few small additions can really help draw in the birds: well-placed bird feeders with the proper bird food, clean bird baths, and appropriate bird houses and nest boxes can turn your garden into a popular bird habitat.
Once you get to know the local species of birds, you can continue to fine-tune the elements in your garden to suit them even better. You might be surprised just how many different kinds of birds live in your area.
Bird Feeder Ideas (including squirrel-proof feeders)
Bird Bath (including heated bird baths)