Birds in our habitat garden

Blue jay ©Janet AllenThough they're raucous and boisterous, blue jays are one of my favorites

Birds like other wildlife (and us!) need food, water, cover, and a place to raise young.

The following pages describe how we provide these habitat basics for birds:

Hummer at a turks cap lily ©Janet Allen
Nectaring at a turks cap lily

Because hummingbirds are quite different from other birds, and because they have unique charms and somewhat different needs, I have separate pages on:

Song sparrow on path ©Janet Allen
This song sparrow was eating switchgrass seeds

Birds face many challenges in the modern world, but we can help in many ways.

Here's a catalog of the the bird species that have visited our habitat garden since 2001.