Perhaps you've noticed the same bird and maybe even its friends frequenting your backyard and you have no idea what species are flying around your neighborhood. Lang Premier Properties presents five birds you are likely to find in the U.S. and probably in your own backyard and ways in which you may encourage the presence of desired visitors!
American Golfinches travel among 30 states east to west and can sometimes head as far north as southern Canada in Summer. These colorful creatures enjoy southeastern/southwestern U.S. in Winter and are present year-round, although they are less present during Winter. American Goldfinches enjoy flights from seed head to bird feeder in U.S. gardens throughout the summer as they search for food. Male American Goldfinches are the actual golden of the two sexes. The songbird Goldfinches are strictly vegetarian and rely heavily on a diet of seeds. Grasses, sunflowers, and noninvasive thistles are great food sources for goldfinches. If you would like to attrac these creatures to your yar, fill your bird feeder with sunflower and supplement winter feedings with Nyjer seeds. Clean your feeder regularly in order to prevent house finch eye disease.
Hummingbirds exist in various species in across the country and can be sited year-round in the sumer. Only in North American, South American, and Central American gardens will you find hummingbirds zipping around. Over a dozen species reside in North America alone. Hummingbirds rely on a nectar-rich diet. You can invite these creature into your yard by planting flowering natives known to produce nectar and provide support to native insects. Hummingbirds are attracted to clean, full, simple feeders.
Every U.S. state has experienced the presence of Yellow-Rumped Warblers at some point during the year and southern states typically experience sitings during the winter. Warblers are known to migrate to northern states in the East, Midwest, and West for summer. Yellow-Rumped Wablers stand out among native songbirds due to their vibrant patches of yellow feathers on male and female rumps, thus their name. The yellow-rumped warbler is the most common of the over 50 warbler species who know North America as home. Growing a variety of native fruit- and seed-producing flowers, shrubs and trees in your yard will invite these creatures, providing them with necessary fuel for winter migration. Native insect-supporting plants will lure them back to your garden in summer.
The American Kestrel resides throughout North and South America year-round with some of them flying to Canada in the summer and others resort to U.S. Mexico, or Central America for the winter season. This species is the smallest of the falcon family and they hunt for invertebrates, small rodents, and small birds in open, shrubby fields. You will know them by their coppery bodies and bluish-gray wings. Kestrels prefer open woodlands and fields thick with native vegetation and a variety of insects. If you notice a Kestrel in your yard, count your blessings as you've just gained some free rodent control.
Bluebirds live throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America according to the time of year. Eastern bluebird, western bluebird, and mountain bluebird are native to North America and each species inhabits a distinct part of the country according to its name. All are about the same size and have the same blue on their crown, nape, back, wings, and tail even though each has a distinct plumage pattern. Due to urbanizations, bluebirds are losing their habitat. Aggressive, invasice birds do not help their situation. If you are hoping for bluebird inhabitation in your backard, plant berry-producing native trees and shrubs and instal a nest box.
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