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By Natasha Barlow, Ontario Projects Biologist, Birds Canada

Looking for a way to welcome more birds to your home this spring? Look no further!

Winter birding is its own treat, but welcoming back the hundreds of species of migratory birds traveling to Canada this spring is exciting! If you’re looking for a way to increase the diversity of birds that visit your home, while also providing for the resident birds that keep you company year-round, consider gardening for birds!.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo: Paul Madder

We all know that nature is under threat. Habitat loss and degradation is still one of the main drivers of bird population declines globally. Birds need your help, and you can be part of the solution.

Transform your garden or yard into a beautiful outdoor space that you can enjoy, while also recreating habitat for birds. By visiting our Gardening for Birds website, you will be able to help birds by planting and designing a garden that provides life-saving resources (think food, water, and shelter). Whether you have an existing garden that could use a few tweaks or an expansive lawn that you’re hoping to transform for the benefit of nature, the videos and resources on our site will give you a head start on welcoming more birds to your place!

There’s no need to wait until May to start thinking about birds. Start planning your garden for birds today by visiting

Photo: Kevin Kavanagh
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