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Landscaping for Birds
Seeds and Shelter
Seven Important Plant Groups
Best Plants and Trees for Birds
Which Birds, Which Plants?
How do you decide what to plant for birds?
Native plants are a good choice. They usually require less intervention and energy to care for, provide more nutritious berries for birds, support a greater diversity of insects (which in turn become bird food), generally allow for more diverse plant life (they don’t suppress other plant life by outcompeting it as dramatically), and the foods they produce evolved alongside birds, making them more intuitive matches for meeting one another’s needs. See Which Birds, Which Plants? for more information.