Now is a great time to be thinking about the endangered birds in your area. Many birds are becoming extinct because of a lack of resources for them in their environment. Our use of toxic chemicals, garbage and other manmade causes are increasing the amount of birds that are becoming endangered every year. It is important for everyone to lend a hand by offering birds year round shelter, food, and clean drinking water and by not using pollutants that will damage the Earth’s environment at home and recycling as much as you can.
Shelter is one of the key items that birds need for year round survival. It is important because birds need a place to get warm in the winter, protect themselves from the elements, and to help protect their babies from preditors. Setting up a variety of shelters around your yard will help the birds to thrive and you will have the added benefit of some great bird watching. A nest box is an economical home for the birds and makes a great home to escape from preditors and bad weather. The Audubon Cedar Bluebird House and the Cedar Wren / Chickadee House both make wonderful homes for the birds in your yard.
In addition to shelter, it is important to offer food to the birds in your yard. Use a variety of feeders to help attract numerous birds to your yard. One of my favorite bird feeders is the Perky Pet Triple Tube Bird Feeder-Charcoal. This feeder has three feeder tubes to feed three types of bird seed to the birds at one time and won’t require constant filling.
Providing water for the birds year round, especially in the winter, is vital for the birds. In the winter, a heated bird bath is great for keeping the warm, so it won’t freeze over. The Farm Innovators Premium Electric Bird Bath De-Icer will help to keep the warm enough for the birds to drink and bathe in. This de-ier can be placed in any bird bath and works well even in cold temperatures.
Other ways that you can help the birds in your own home are by using products that are safe for the environment. It is also important for you to recycle plastic, paper, metal and more to help decrease the amount of trash in the landfills. By doing this small steps in your home, you will help improve the environment for the birds and help to reduce the amount of birds that are becoming endangered.