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Getting Started With Backyard Birding

Sick of paying parks and sanctuaries a lot of money just to watch birds?If yes, it is high time you joined the community of backyard birders by converting your yard into a haven for birds. By doing so, you will have an option to watch these flying animals from your residence conveniently and, of course, free of charge.

Save Costs with Backyard Birding

On average, many birding destinations in the U.S.

will charge between $25 and $60 dollars for a single gate pass. A bird watching trip can be a huge expense, especially if you are bringing your family along and therefore have to purchase several passes. However, when you are able to attract the birds that you go to watch at these venues, to your own backyard, you will no longer need to deal with sanctuaries and parks that all charge exorbitantly.

The only cost you will incur when you choose this option is that of food, which you will feed the birds. Do not worry; this can be a very small percentage of the money that you would otherwise pay for a gate pass to a conventional bird sanctuary or park.

Make Money for Attracting Birds to Your Property

Apart from getting an opportunity to watch endless varieties of birds from the convenience of your home without having to pay for a gate pass or anything of that sort, a backyard bird attraction can be a great way to generate decent cash.You can open your backyard bird attraction to your community or people from other places for a fee. The best way to attract birders is to charge lower than conventional bird sanctuaries in your area. So, here is how to attract birds to your yard:

1. Find the Necessary Equipment Such as Bird Feeders, etc.

A bird feeder is simply a container designed to be filled with bird food and placed in the backyard to attract wild birds. While you can make your own feeder, many backyard birders prefer store-bought feeders because, obviously, they work greater than their DIY counterparts.Commercial bird feeders come in all shapes and sizes, leaving buyers spoilt for choice.

2. Buy Bird Food

Wild birds will not resist a backyard that has plenty of food for them. Buying several feeders and filling them with birdseed will have the effect of attracting a wide variety of wild birds that will come to eat the seeds.Birdseed varieties are readily available in many stores that deal in the supplies for these cute, little creatures. Find the nearest store to buy your bird feeding supplies.

3. Buy a Several Bird Baths

Offering quality food is not enough to convert your backyard to a haven for wild birds.You will need to provide water for these flying creatures to quench their thirst after eating. Otherwise, they will come, eat your food and fly away to look for water elsewhere, probably in the sanctuary or park.

In addition, birds do not like being dirty.They are highly hygienic creatures that will want to bathe from time to time. A backyard with food, but without baths does not make a complete haven for them. Thus, they will fly away after feeding their bellies with your food.

A birdbath comes in handy in all the above scenarios.The small basin that is designed to be filled with clean water and placed right next to a feeder can provide a solution for birds to quench their thirst and enjoy a bath on a hot sunny day.

Final Thoughts

Backyard birding can be a great way to save on the cost that comes with watching birds at traditional bird sanctuaries or parks.

Besides cost-saving benefits, it can be a viable business that generates good revenue. Luckily, you do not need much knowledge, expertise or expensive equipment to convert your backyard into a bird haven. You just need to buy some food, a few bird feeders and birdbaths and you are good to go.

Sarah Ortiz is a new backyard birder recently finding an interest in wild birds and bird feeding due to moving to a more nature-filled environment. She currently assists with running a website where they sell bird feeders. Shop their selection by visiting their website at

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