Feeding or watching of backyard birds or wild birds is popularly known as birding. It is one of the popular outdoor activities of people all around the world. Parks, farms and other peaceful areas have become popular habitat of these wild birds everywhere. Growing watching and feeding these feathered friends helps children as well as others to explore the fascinating features of nature at their doorstep itself. Bird lovers try to attract variety of wild birds to the courtyards by offering quality feeding stuff in their premises.
The kind of food offered and the hygiene of the bird feeder are crucial factors in the matter of attracting and keeping wild birds. The variety and number of birds visiting the campus also depends upon the duration, attention and consistency given shown by the bird watchers to their colorful guests. Watching, identifying and classifying of wild birds visiting the backyard oasis will help learn about wild birds since they are popularly grouped on the basis of physical specialties like size, feather color, beak shape and so on.
Feeding the wild birds throughout the year will help attract strange varieties of migrating wild birds that belong to lands of extreme climates. Maintaining small insects and bugs in the garden will help those wild guests stay in the garden since they love to have spiders, mosquitoes, worms and ants. Another important thing which makes wild birds stay around a place is the availability of fresh water in every season without any break. However interesting wild bird varieties like humming birds can be attracted to the habitat by offering nectar, red geraniums, coral bells and similar stuff. Providing a shallow ‘birdbath’ will really thrill the chirping guests since it will provide them a relief in the hot weather. Trees, shrubs or similar vegetation and an artificial setup of small waterfall producing a dripping sound will present a heaven to those friendly guests. Offering a calm, noiseless cool habitation will make those little ones stay anywhere since safety and food together defines their life.