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Everything You Need to Create a Bird Sanctuary in Your Yard or Patio

During the pandemic, my yard has been my happy place.  I have spent countless hours planting vegetables and flowers.  It has been something that brings me peace. 

Recently I built a bird sanctuary in the back and was enjoying it so much that I created another one in the front.  Here are a few of my favorite things if you would like to make one too.

It all started with a birdhouse. 

I have had several birds take advantage of my cedar house hanging in the yard to build a nest and lay their eggs.  Natural wood attracts birds so make sure you find one that is pine, cedar, redwood, or cypress if your goal is to have them be used by the birds and not just decorative. 

Nature’s Way Bird Products CWH1 Cedar Wren House

  • Made with insect and rot-resistant premium cedar and rust-free stainless steel hardware
  • Air vents allow for maximum air ventilation through wall and floor openings for bird health
  • Clean-out door provides easy access for cleaning
  • 1 1/8″ hole keeps out sparrows and larger birds
  • Attracts wrens and chickadees
  • Vinyl coated steel hanging cable included

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Solid Wood Birdhouse

  • Solid Wood Birdhouse built strong and made in the USA
  • 3/4″ thick Pine wood built to last.
  • Unfinished. Paint Stain and decorate to taste
  • Twice as thick as other comparable brands. Makes a great craft item and will compliment any outdoor decor.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

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I have multiple feeders throughout the yards. 

Before I created my bird spots, I had no idea how many different types of feeders there are to choose from.  My favorites are the hopper feeders that i have hanging from trees where birds perch on a platform and eat from a dispenser.  I also love the flat feeders and have several of them as well.  The nectar feeders are great for attracting hummingbirds and there is a sweet red liquid to mix with water that mimics the taste of the flowers they love.

Solar Bird-Feeder for Outside Hanging Outdoor

  • 【HIGH QUALITY】: This bird feeder is made of high quality and environment friendly bronze metal, support by strong enough post in the middle and inclined roof. Durable and sturdy, waterproof and weather resistant. Comes with extra large solar cell and panel, will last 8-12 hours lighting your garden at a whole night;
  • 【BEAUTIFUL GARDEN DECOR】: The bird feeder hanger is designed with vintage lantern shapes and hand made mosaic glass pieces, the cap and base are made of sturdy copper-tone metal. The glass is transparent enough to reflect different sunlight beautifully under different light condition, perfect and beautiful decoration for your garden, backyard;This feeder is easy to fill bird seed.
  • 【WATERPROOF】: The LED light will detect daytime and nighttime, turn on the switch on the solar panels and gather energy from the sun during the day. The solar powered bird feeder will glow beautifully, brightness automatically and provides a focal point in the garden at night;
  • 【PRE-ASSEMBLED FOR HANG ON】: The mosaic bird feeder features an inclined roof to shade birds from the sun and rain. What’s more, it comes with a metal hook for quick hanging in your favorite bird-watching location. Its easy to fill bird seed: Such as a porch or deck overhang or the lower branches of a tree;
  • 【Garden gift idea】 A perfect and unique gifts for elderly women like moms and mothers-in-law on Thanksgiving and mother’s day. Each Artbirdfeed solar feeder comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day no-reason return.

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Window Bird Feeder with Strong Suction Cups and Seed Tray

AMAZING CLOSE UP VIEWS OF YOUR FAVORITE WILD BIRDS! Made from high transparency, see-through acrylic so you can study the beautiful markings of each bird. Makes bird watching fun and easy from the comfort of your own home while relaxing in your favorite chair, working at your desk, making dinner in the kitchen, and more. Kids and pets also love to watch the birds sitting inches away from their faces.

THE EASIEST BIRD FEEDER YOU’LL EVER CLEAN… We created our high-end bird feeder with you in mind. The removable tray makes it easy to quickly and easily clean. Simply remove the tray, and discard any debris and old seeds. You can also quickly wipe down the surface with a wet towel to get rid of any dirt or water marks. And you don’t have to worry about bird seed staying wet and turning nasty. We made drain holes in the tray and main feeder so the seed can dry out. Enjoy!

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Tenforie Bird Feeder Hanging Tray

The hanging bird feeder is a great addition to your backyard bird feeding hobby. Easy to hang and fill with bird food. Simply fill the bird feed into the feeders. Feed and attract beautiful birds to your home, yard, or garden with a hanging bird seed tray.

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There are so many options when it comes to food. 

My experience has found that the birds love the fruit, nut and seed mixes.  I also have several feeders built to hold blocks of food that look somewhat like bricks of seed.  It is important to have a variety of feeders and types of food.

Wagner’s 13008 Deluxe Blend Wild Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag

  • Attracts perching and ground birds
  • Contains sunflower and general purpose seeds
  • Moderately priced valued blend that gets the birds
  • Highest quality grains used
  • Made in the USA

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Perky-Pet 238 Hummingbird Nectar, 32-Ounce Concentrate

  • Designed to attract hummingbirds to your feeder
  • 100-Percent high energy Sucrose
  • Makes up to 1.25 gallons of nectar
  • Easy to use- just add water
  • Remember to clean your feeder twice a week, more often in very warm climates or seasons

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Bird baths are both decorative and serve a purpose. 

Birds need a clean water source and a place to drink, bath and preen.  They prefer shallow water on a slope.  These two are working for me. I use a solar pump fountain with mine in the backyard. 

Solar Powered Fountain Pump for Bird Bath Fountains 

  • 2020 Latest Upgraded Solar Fountain features a 3W super powerful and a long lasting 1200mAh battery, it can store energy simultaneously when in full sun, allowing you to enjoy your bird bath fountain pump throughout the day when it is sunny or cloudy out.-solar fountain pump for bird bath
  • This Solar Fountain with 6 different spray heads that allow you to transform the size, jet height, shape and the direction of the water as you wish, creating much fun into your garden. The water spray height is about 60cm/23.62inch. No power or battery required.”

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Bloem Promo Bird Bath with Pedestal

  • Gradual slope basin (2″ total depth) allows easy access for all bird types.
  • Fill pedestal with water or sand for added stability year-around
  • Smooth gloss finish ensure basin is easy to clean
  • Dimensions: 25″ height by 17″ width
  • Bird bath basin is secured to pedestal with three (3) hidden all weather screws (included)
  • 100% UV stabilized polypropylene plastic ensures long lasting color and withstands extreme weather conditions + BPA free

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MUMTOP Glass Bird Bath, Garden Outdoor Birdbaths Birdfeeder with Metal Stake Peacock

Made of glass and stainless steel. Easy to assemble and clean. The birdbath base is a three-pronged bottom for added stability and can move this bath to the perfect spot effortlessly.

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