Redland City's sub-tropical climate and variety of habitat types make it home to an impressive variety of bird species. The area boasts over 350 species of resident and visiting birds, including some threatened species such as Glossy Black-Cockatoos, Powerful Owls and Lewin's Rails.
One of the great joys of gardening is attracting birds into your yard to observe. Birds have varying diets of nectar, fruits, seeds and insects or a combination of these. By choosing a wide variety of local native plants that produce flowers, fruits and seed at various times of the year you are sure to have many birds call in for a snack. This is a better alternative to feeding birds which can lead to ill health. dependency and unnaturally large populations of the birds being fed.
The modern day backyard, with uniform garden beds containing nectar-rich shrubs, and expenses of lawn, provides the perfect environment for the larger. more aggressive birds such as Noisy Miners to dominate. The key to attracting the less common, smaller birds is to provide them with a safe sheltered place to go about their daily rituals. This can be done by planting an assortment of shrubs and groundcovers fairly densely, creating a layered garden with plenty of places to hide. For larger yards, the huge canopy of Eucalypts with hollows, dead and alive, are also invaluable for providing homes for hollow nesting birds such as parrots.
Bird baths are guaranteed to entice the local birds into your backyard. If you place a shallow dish of water up off the ground near shrubs for perching, the birds will soon come to enjoy a drink and bath. You will be amazed by what birds you will find in your garden once you have taken these few simple steps to make it 'bird friendly'.
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