Backyard Birding

Backyard birding can give us the sights and sounds of nature to appreciate every day, from the comfort of our own homes. In fact, people of all ages, from children to grandparents, can enjoy this hobby!

Attracting birds to your backyard can be as simple as setting up a birdfeeder. And by adding water, shelter, and nesting places, you can create your own bird sanctuary.

Birds that are native to Michigan include brightly colored hummingbirds, robins, and bluebirds, as well as sparrows, mourning doves, and finches. For the top 25 birds native to Michigan, see this excellent website.

To attract each type of bird, you will need specific types of bird food, bird feeders, and bird houses. Many are available online, but for a complete selection visit our stores. If you have questions, you can ask our knowledgeable associates for their recommendations. Then sit back and enjoy!