Birding tips for spring

Q. Should I feed birds in spring and summer, when a lot of wild food is available?

A. It’s up to you, but there is no harm in feeding the birds through the summer. Migratory birds still arriving from winter grounds in the southern tropics are tired from their long journeys and welcome a full bird feeder. When they are nesting, their energy needs are high and they benefit from the extra nourishment in addition to the food they find in the wild. And don’t forget: Birds also need water, so provide clean water in addition to food.

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