A yellow goldfinch couple shares the thistle feeder with a red house finch.
Whether your home is a 5-acre farm or a 5th floor apartment, you can bring yourself a little closer to nature by attracting and feeding wild birds. Getting started is easy, and once you have some “regulars,” you’ll be able to learn what they like and how to keep them visiting. Pretty soon, you’ll feel you know your birds personally and can experience the joy of watching them feed, sing, and tend their nests.
A brown thrasher enjoys a suet feeder.
Types of Bird Feeders To start, all you need is a bird feeder filled with seed that’s attractive to the birds in your area. There are several different types of feeders available: