Flocking in a Winter Wonderland

Colorful berries on trees and shrubs are known for attracting winter birds. But that’s not all that our feathered friends love to flock to! Here’s how to turn your backyard into a winter wonderland—that’s literally for the birds:
Create a Feeding Station. Simply drill 1-inch holes into a thick branch, and hang it from a tree. Fill the holes with suet (heating it first to make it easier to pack), and you’re good to go. Just make sure to keep refill the suet every few days.
Fill a Winter Birdbath. A supply of fresh water for drinking and bathing is a must all year round, but it’s especially important in winter! Heat some water to lukewarm and pour it into your birdbath every morning. The birds will love their luxurious winter hot tub!
Whip up a fruity treat. Combine 4 parts black oil sunflower seeds, 1 part cracked corn, 1 part chopped dates, and 1 part chopped dried cherries, and stir
to mix thoroughly. Serve it in an unroofed tray feeder so the birds can spot the sweet stuff as they’re flying by.For even more terrific tips, tricks, and treats that’ll attract beautiful birds to your backyard, just check out our bestselling book, Backyard Birdscaping Bonanza. You can even try it out FREE for 21 days with our Free Preview!