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Backyard bird watching has become a growing pastime for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. For those with an appreciation for nature and animals, it can be an enjoyable, peaceful hobby. Have you ever wondered what different types of wild birds we have in our area? Take a look at the list below to find out some of the most common backyard birds.
Brown-Headed Cowbirds are commonly found in the Prescott area during the spring and summer months. These birds will visit backyard feeders and prefer sunflower and millet.
Dark-Eyed Juncos are more commonly found visiting backyard feeders during the winter months. If you would like to attract them to your backyard feeder, they prefer to eat sunflower and millet.
This black and yellow bird is one of the more common backyard birds found in our area. The Lesser Goldfinch prefers food such as sunflower and finch food, which consists of a variety of plant seeds.
Mourning Doves can be found at backyard feeders all year long and are commonly found in pairs. They prefer to eat sunflower, safflower, millet, and shelled peanuts.
The White-Breasted Nuthatch is commonly found year-round in the mountains, by lakes or in residential areas. They will visit backyard feeders filled with suet, shelled peanuts, sunflower, or peanut butter.
White-Crowned Sparrows are typically found in our area during the fall, winter, and spring months. Their preference for food in backyard feeders is sunflower, safflower, and bird seed.
Much like the White-Crowned Sparrow, the Yellow-Rumped Warbler is commonly found in the fall, winter, and spring months. They prefer to eat suet, but they will also eat sunflower and peanut butter.
If you’re looking to get into backyard bird watching and would like to invest in a feeder and seed, then Olsen’s has you covered! We have a wide selection of different bird seeds to attract all of our local backyard bird species.
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