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Birding

How to Attract Your Favorite Birds to the Garden

The best way to attract your favorite birds to the garden is to fill it with the plants they love. The list below discusses many of the birds you may see on Long Island and the plants that they are most attracted to.

Bird American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch
Plants: Birch, spruce, fir, pine and oak trees, sunflowers, zinnia, asters, maple trees, white ash, box elder, grapes, roses, mulberry, serviceberry, sweet gum and thistle.

American Robin

American Robin

American Robin
Holly, cedar, mulberry, sumac, blackberry, viburnum, grasses, serviceberry, persimmons, Russian olive, Virginia creeper, pyracantha, roses, elderberry, crab apple.

Black Capped Chickadee Bird

Back Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee
Pine trees, birch, hemlock, viburnum, sunflowers, bayberry.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Blue Jay
Oak trees, cherry, grapes, viburnum, blackberry, blueberry, mulberry, holly, sunflowers, dogwood, persimmon, American beech, crab apple.

Dark Eyed Junco Bird

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Junco

Pine trees, firs, honeysuckle, birch, roses, millet, sweet gum.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Oak trees, mountain ash, dogwood, serviceberry, Virginia creeper.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
Dogwoods, sumac, cedar, Virginia creeper, holly, cotoneaster, Russian olive, crabapple, mulberry, bayberry, roses, pyracantha, blueberry, grapes, viburnum.

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Sunflowers, pine, spruce, grasses, millet.

Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
Holly, dogwood, viburnum, sunflowers, lantana, magnolia, pyracantha, roses, blackberry.

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Holly, cedar, sumac, viburnum, bayberry, dogwood, serviceberry, persimmon, Russian olive, huckleberry, plum, privet, honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, cherry laurel, cherry, blueberry, pyracantha.

Attract North Orioles to Your Garden

Northern Oriole

Northern Oriole
Highbush blueberry, maple, serviceberry, flowering pear, blackberry, elderberry, grapes and honeysuckle.

Pine Siskin Bird

Pine Siskin Bird

Pine Siskins
Pine trees, spruce, cedar, birch, maples, honeysuckle, sunflowers, American elm.

Rufous Sided Towhees

Rufous Sided Towhees

Rufous-Sided Towhee
Holly, oak, cherry, blackberry, strawberries, apple trees, bayberry, pine, blueberry, sunflower, crab apples, millet, grapes and sweet gum.

Summer Tanagers Bird

Summer Tanagers

Summer Tanagers
Blackberry, wild cherry, dogwood, grapes.

Tufted Titmouse Bird

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse
Mulberry trees, pine, sunflower, oak, grape, crabapple, blackberry, Virginia creeper.

White Breasted Nuthatch

White Breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch
Oak, sunflower, pine trees, maple, beech.

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Attracting Butterflies to the Garden