America’s Top 10 Backyard Birds

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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
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Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder

Did you know that February is National Bird-Feeding Month? This year, the National Bird-Feeding Society chose the theme of “Most Wanted – America’s Top 10 Backyard Birds” to help bird enthusiasts attract the most beautiful feathered friends to their yards. Since choosing one list for all of North America is a tall order, they divided the list into two, depending on geography.

Top 10 Backyard Birds East of the Rocky Mountains:

American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

1. American Goldfinch

2. Black-Capped Chickadee

3. Dark-Eyed Junco

4. Downy Woodpecker

5. House Finch

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6. Northern Cardinal

7. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

8. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

9. Tufted Titmouse

10. White-Breasted Nuthatch

Top 10 Backyard Birds West of the Rocky Mountains:

1. American Goldfinch

2. Black-Capped Chickadee

3. Dark-Eyed Junco

american goldfinches
American Goldfinches

4. Downy Woodpecker

5. House Finch

6. Chipping Sparrow

7. Black-Headed Grosbeak

8. Rufous Hummingbird

9. Pine Siskin

10. White-Breasted Nuthatch

Mosaic Glass Garden Jeweled Hues Circle Bird FeederIf you’d like to attract some of these birds, be sure to check out the National Bird-Feeding Society’s recommendations for types offeed and feeders. They say the best type of feed to start with is Black-Oil Sunflower or Nyjer in a tubular feeder. Remember, birds look for more than just basic food. Adding nesting boxes, mealworms, suet, fruits, nectar, shelter-providing shrubs and water baths will also bring an assortment of species to your yard. Visit the NBFS website for more information on National Bird-Feeding Month. Happy bird watching!

Article: Jennn Fusion Twitter: @jennnfusion

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2 Thoughts to “America’s Top 10 Backyard Birds”

  1. carlo quesada

    this is really going to inspire me to feed birds;i have been looking every where to try and find how to get backyard birds to come to your house.

  2. Anonymous

    Good post. I definitely appreciate this site. Keep it up!

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