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Identifying Birds in Your Backyard
Home Home Gardening
By: Allan Wilson Email Article
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Identifying bird is not very simple task. One should have all proper elements to look for them. While bird watching bird, there are too many things which one have to consider. It is very necessary that you should have good field guide. Very important thing is that you should have good binoculars. It allows you to spot birds very fast. There are some points which one should follow,Field Guide plays very important role in identifying backyard birds. There are some books which surely make you help in identifying birds. Some field guide names are The Stokes Field Guides, The National Geographic Society Field Guides to the Birds of North America and The Peterson Field. These books give total information about the bird in that area. Very important thing is Binoculars, without this, it becomes very difficult to spot the birds and its features. Binocular used to magnify distance birds, which looks like birds are seating near to you. One can install Binocular at particular spot in the backyard from where it is possible to watch birds.It is great challenge to identify in backyard. There are too many birds which daily visit your backyard. Some tips which can help you to spot the perfect bird identity. While watching bird first identify whether it is big or small, whether bird is fat or skinny. What is length of bird short or long? All these things have to check. All these things also have to compare with other birds to distinguish between them. Color is second very important aspect which one has to look in bird. Examine the bird totally, try to find out unique field marks on the body of bird, there may be some dome dots, or wing color different or head may be black, they may have yellow belly. Beak size and shape used to change for every bird. It is good characteristic for distinguishing bird from other bird. Some bird used to long beak which are insect eating bird. Beak shows family and type of bird. Identifying family behavior helps in identifying birds. One of the best examples related to family resemblance of picidae family. This family rapidly identified as the woodpeckers. Birds That Live In The Backyard You can make your special backyard for the birds if you are the one interested in bird watching and bird feeding. A careful plan and a creative landscape will surely make your backyard a place of welcome of the different colorful species of the birds. Birds basically require food, water and shelter for their survival. Fulfilling these basic amenities will attract birds in large numbers in your backyard. The type of food greatly determines which type of birds will live in your backyard. There are birds that eat a variety of food, whereas others are very choosy or specific regarding their foods. You will find the following birds in your backyard:Chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, goldfinches and juncos in your backyard provided there are sunflower seeds in the garden. Woodpeckers, titmice, blue jays, cardinals and grosbeaks will be attracted in a large number with the striped sunflower due to its size and the presence of hard shell. Safflower will attract birds like evening grosbeaks, brown thrashers, nuthatches, cardinals and chickadees in your backyard.Towhees, sparrows, morning doves and juncos are the birds that will prefer to live in your backyard if they find millets having smaller seed size.Peanuts will allow the birds like bluebirds, woodpeckers, nuthatches and titmice in your backyard.Indigo, buntings, morning doves, juncos and woodpeckers will live in your backyard if they find a variety of cracked corns during the winters. The humming bird is also many times found in your backyard. It is one of the smallest birds in the North America and it can also fly backwards. Their wings move in a circular direction allowing them to move sideways, ahead or backwards. You can have a beautiful and attractive backyard for making the birds live in your backyard. Provide them with different sources with of food like nectar, insects, berries, fruits, nuts and seeds. Have a birdbath, a pond or a stream close to your backyard. One of the most important thing is that keep the cats away from your backyard. This is so because outdoor cats kill hundreds and thousands of birds every year. 

Allan Wilson owns and operates http://www.backyard-bird-gardens.com where you can learn about bird houses, attracting birds, bird feeders and more. Backyard Bird Gardens

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