National Bird-Feeding Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of February. This special month was established to educate the public about the wild bird feeding and watching hobby. It serves as a reminder to take extra care of our feathered friends during the harsh winter months, ensuring they have everything they need to thrive.
Here are some ways you can participate in National Bird-Feeding Month:
- Choose Nutritious Food: Keep your bird feeders full of blends that contain energy-rich foods like sunflower seeds and nuts. This helps to sustain birds’ energy levels.
- Hang Suet Feeders: Offer suet cakes blended with high-energy sunflower seeds and nuts to help birds stay warm.
- Provide Water: Consider installing a heated birdbath so birds have access to fresh water during freezing temperatures.
- Offer Shelter: Provide nest boxes during cold seasons, giving wild birds a place to shelter and stay warm.
By participating in National Bird-Feeding Month, you can make a positive impact on the environment and enjoy the beauty of our feathered friends in your backyard!