12 Elements of a Thoughtful Bird Feeding Station
Feeding birds is a joyous hobby. It brings you closer to nature in your own back yard. Jim Carpenter, the founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, wrote the book The Joy of Bird Feeding, in order to share how best to attract and feed backyard birds. (The book is available for purchase at Wild Birds Unlimited Guelph).
Where to place your feeders, what food to offer and creating a safe and inviting habitat for the birds will help to maximize your enjoyment of feeding birds all year long.
You may not have room for all 12 elements so you can pick and choose which elements work best for you and your yard, but you may find that you receive the greatest enjoyment when you take advantage of all 12 elements: