A Gardener’s Guide to Backyard Birding
Backyard birds offer so much enjoyment to our gardening experience. They are part of the reason we garden in the first place – to participate in and support the nature around us.
As organic gardeners, we know that a bird’s life is greatly influenced by the environment. And that is why it is so important that we support our feathered friends with our gardening practices.
In this episode, we visit esteemed author Margaret Roach to explore the unexpected benefits of attracting birds to your backyard space and learn tips for supporting their habitat. We even learn how birds can influence our garden design.
Then, we visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to see how the latest technology is being used for bird watching and how we can do our part to help in citizen science projects that support bird research.
Cornell has an incredible amount of free resources for us online. We have listed several below along with the citizen science projects mentioned in this episode. But this is only a small portion of the extensive online info. Be sure to explore all the links below for even more information.
Making A Garden for the Birds: Great resource page on Margaret’s blog on birds and gardening.
All About Bird Biology – (Interactive) – This site digs deeper and offers interactive learning. It has interactive features and a multimedia library. There is also information on Birdsong Hero and other apps.
Special thanks to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology for their extensive support and media sharing for this episode.