Birds are not only enjoyable to watch flutter around your garden, they are of great service to you. Birds provide natural pest management by hunting unwanted insects for example. The keys to attracting birds into your garden are a reliable source of water, food, and accommodation for nesting and protection.
Stocked feeders, birdhouses, shrubs, trees, ice-free water, and native plants are all essential to attracting the little creatures into our gardens and keeping them there. Plants that grow berries or seeds are ideal.
*Note that hummingbirds are attracted by trumpet shaped flowers.