100 Plants to Feed the Birds

Turn Your Home Garden into a Healthy Bird Habitat


By Laura Erickson

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If you love feeding and watching birds, learn how you can enjoy it even more – and also help address habitat loss, by creating a healthy year-round landscape for your feathered visitors -  with 100 Plants to Feed the Birds. 

This guide offers in-depth planting and care information for 100 native plant species that feed and shelter birds all year long, including during breeding and migrating periods. Some of these plants can be added to your garden, some are helpful wild plants to avoid weeding, and some are trees that you can plant.

Color photographs and range maps give you the visual guidance you need to choose the right plants for any location in North America.

  • ​“This beautifully photographed primer on bringing native species to your yard is the perfect place to start for the homeowner wondering how to attract more birds."
    —Rebecca Minardi, Birding

    “With its engaging text and lovely photos of plants as well as feathered friends, this book will put readers well on their way to building healthy habitats for birds.” 

    “The best book I've seen on planting to attract birds. Packed with useful information and beautiful photos, written in a lively and accessible style, it's an essential reference for anyone who wants to improve an outdoor space anywhere in North America.” ​
    — Kenn Kaufman, naturalist, author of Kingbird Highway, and editor of the Kaufman Field Guides​

    "Kudos to Laura Erickson for bringing a macro-level understanding of the world of interrelationships between birds and plants. Using native plants is the key to creating that healthy world. Informative, practical, and beautifully done, this book will help birders make backyard bird Edens wherever they live."​
    — Lillian Stokes, co-author of the Stokes Field Guide to Birds of North America

On Sale
Dec 20, 2022
Page Count
256 pages

Laura Erickson

About the Author

Laura Erickson is the author of The Love Lives of Birds and The Bird Watching Answer Book, and is coauthor of Into the Nest. A recipient of the American Birding Association’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson award, she has served as science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an editor of Bird Scope magazine, and a columnist and contributing editor for Birdwatching magazine. She produces For the Birds, a long-running public radio program and podcast, and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. 

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