Woodlands Garden says to keep your bird feeders filled for the cold weather

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 5, 2018

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The city of Decatur recently published a few recommendations for winter bird care, provided by Woodlands Garden.

“If you have feeders in your yard, now would be a good time to clean them thoroughly, and be sure to keep them stocked through the winter,” Ralph Smith, a Master Birder at the Atlanta Audubon Society and veteran volunteer at Woodlands Garden, said in the city’s press release.

It’s important to not only keep bird feeders filled, but with food such as peanuts, sunflower seeds, and suet, which are caloric foods for birds to stay warm during colder months, the press release says.

In addition, “since the nesting season is over, it is also a good time to clean out the birdhouses – but leave them up as roosting sites for cold nights.”

Looking for information about bird feeding? Visit: allaboutbirds.org.

For those interested in bird-watching, Woodlands Garden is home to a bird sanctuary that is open for public observation. Over the course of a few years, Woodlands has counted “more than 85 species of birds,” according to the press release.

For more information about Woodlands Garden, go to: woodlandsgarden.org.

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