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Home National Bird-Feeding Month Hatching Out - An Introduction to the Wild Bird Feeding Hobby
Hatching Out - An Introduction to the Wild Bird Feeding Hobby

Bird feeding is the second most popular hobby in the United States, and over 55 million Americans over the age of 16 watch or feed wild birds or other wildlife around their homes.  We spend $3 billion per year on bird seed, and approximately $800 million on bird feeders, bird baths, bird houses, and other bird feeding accessories.

© Roger Mayhorn

Bird feeding is not only for the birds, but also for the people who feed them.  It is an entertaining and educational pastime that can be enjoyed by children and adults.  Simply put, bird feeding brings nature's most beautiful sights and sounds right outside your window.

National Bird-Feeding Month highlights the joy of wild bird feeding by providing tips and techniques to create a successful wild bird feeding and watching experience for years to come.  Whether you live in a rural, suburban, or urban environment, there are always birds that can be attracted to your yard. 

To get started you just need a bird feeder, bird seed and a place from which to watch your birds.  Next steps to enhance your experience include adding a variety of bird feeders, novel foods and binoculars to view your feathered friends.

In the links below, join us as we journey together into the wonderful hobby of wild bird feeding.

Foods for Birds
Feeders for Birds
Bird Feeding Accessories
Watching Birds and Bird Safety


For more information, about bird feeding visit the NBFS Best Backyard Bird-feeding Practices page.


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