Feeding Birds In Your Backyard? Time to Quit

Aug 14, 2015

Native birds aren't the primary ones to benefit from backyard bird feeders
Credit Flickr user Scott Paterson (Creative Commons)

Have a bird feeder in your yard? You might want to get rid of it. On today's North Bay Report KRCB looks at the effects of bird feeding to find that it might be doing more harm than good. 

Instead, consider planting trees and shrubs to provide bird habitat. Audubon maintains a list of trees, flowers and shrubs that are most helpful for birds and beneficial insects. They suggest gardeners "remove invasive exotic plants; plant native species; reduce pesticide use; conserve water; protect water quality; and support birds and other wildlife.