Creating a Garden for the Birds

Photograph: Alamy

One reason Jim Howard looked forward to moving to Half Moon Bay was that the growing season in the Lake Tahoe area was so short. He would now be able to garden year-round. {…]

What was the result? Before the restoration, Jim recorded only Anna’s Hummingbirds and American Robins in his yard. Since the restoration, he has recorded at least 37 different species of birds visiting his garden, from Chestnut-backed Chickadees to Sharp-shinned Hawks (for the full list, see PDF in the media box to the right). This was accomplished without feeders or bird houses.

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