4. Know Your Audience
Find out what the birds you want to attract are attracted to themselves. Here are a few favourites:
▪ Hummingbirds – honeysuckle, bleeding hearts, blue irises and
red flowering currants.
▪ Blue jays – cherries and berries of all kinds, if you’re willing to share. Pine trees are tops, as they offer shelter from the wind.
▪ Finches – sunflowers, goldenrods and dandelions, so think before you weed.
▪ Cardinals – shrubs and climbing roses for nesting; and pines, spruce trees and evergreens for roosting.