9 Best Native Trees for Birds and Wildlife in the UK

Wild Cherry (Prunus avium)

If you want to attract birds to your backyard in the UK, there are different tree species to consider. British native trees are mostly deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter. They are bright and vibrant in the summer and provide fruit that is highly nutritious to the local … Read more

9 Best Native Trees for Birds and Wildlife in Australia

Wattle (Acacia spp.)

Australia is popular for its iconic wildlife. It is home to a variety of trees, shrubs and other native vegetation that are popular with animals. Planting native trees is a good way to ensure that threatened wildlife have a safe habitat and regular source of food.  Plant the following native … Read more

9 Best Native Trees for Birds and Wildlife in New Zealand

Kowhai (Sophora microphylla)

New Zealand has a variety of native trees that are good for planting if you want to attract birds to your garden. Birds frequent trees in search of nectar, fruits, insects and for building their nests. If your trees will provide these things, you will begin receiving frequent avian visitors. … Read more

9 Best Fruit Trees for Birds

Crabapple (Malus)

A bird-friendly garden should incorporate trees that provide fruits and berries. Fruit-producing trees will bring a wide range of native birds to your garden. They maintain year-round interest and supplement bird feeders as a natural food source. Native trees are hosts to insects such as butterflies and moth caterpillars, which … Read more

Read This Before Eating Wild Bird Berries!

nandina berries

Are bird berries poisonous to humans? Some berries eaten by birds are safe for human consumption but others are highly toxic. Many birds can consume berries that are poisonous to humans but safe for them, like poison ivy berries. Do not eat wild berries you encounter just because you’ve seen … Read more

5 Winter Berry Shrubs that Birds Love!

Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)

Tough weather conditions in the winter result in a scarcity of food for local wildlife. You can plant winter hardy, berry varieties to attract birds and other small animals to your garden in the winter. Birds will frequent your garden if you plant high-yielding, colorful shrubs that produce fruits in … Read more

9 Fastest Growing Shrubs for Birds and Butterflies

Buddleia/ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

Your garden can be a haven for birds and butterflies if you plant the right type of flowering shrubs. They offer nectar for pollinators and berries, foliage and seeds for bird food. It is best to diversify the shrubs in your garden, mixing varieties that mature at different heights and … Read more

7 Best Viburnums to Plant for Birds 

Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus)

Viburnums are a good option for gardeners looking to add color to the landscape or set up a bird garden. Most varieties produce showy flowers which are followed by colorful berries that are highly nutritious to birds. Viburnums thrive in average soils, require very little watering, and will need little … Read more

The 7 Best Serviceberry Varieties for Birds

Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)

Serviceberries are a good option to plant in your bird garden. They are mainly deciduous and suited to grow in many areas in North America. They have beautiful flowers, nutritious fruits, and colorful foliage and bark in the fall and winter. You can choose from over 30 species of serviceberry, … Read more

11 Shrubs with Berries that Birds Love!

American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Planting shrubs and trees that produce berries for birds is a great way to create a bird paradise in your garden. Berry-producing plants attract various birds to your land and transform it into a haven for local wildlife. Apart from being good sources of food, the shrubs can also be … Read more