Attract More Birds To Your Yard Using Items You Can Find In Your Backyard

Did you know that over 1,000 different species of birds can be found within the United States? In fact, you may already frequently spot plenty of different kinds darting around your garden. However, if you want to attract more birds into your garden or yard, there's an easy way. Sharing his secret on TikTok, @endless.chris reveals that items in your backyard such as small twigs and leaves from the ground could encourage birds to draw near. Tying the organic materials into small bunches and placing them around your yard should do the trick. However, it doesn't have to be just twigs and leaves. You can find plenty of other items in your garden that will also attract feathered friends.

If you follow the correct steps and gather the right materials, you should see an influx of birds in your garden. Perhaps you'll even spot a new species or two while you're at it, though this will depend on where you reside. Encouraging more birds into your yard could not only bring you more enjoyment but may also benefit your plants, as birds are pollinators. Below, we'll take a look at exactly how you can complete this hack and what materials you'll need to make it a success.

Gather up bird-friendly materials from your garden

In his TikTok video, @endless.chris explains how he uses the technique for himself. As he's removing debris from his garden, instead of tossing it into the woods, he gathers all the leaves and sticks together, ties them up, and hangs them from unused hooks around his yard. However, you can also use other loose materials in your garden, such as old, dried-out grass or bits of moss. To make the process easier for yourself, use a rake to gather any loose debris into a pile before sectioning it up. Likewise, if you don't have any twine, wire mesh cages could be filled and hung securely in your garden. Just ensure that they are safe for birds before using. As a result of offering these materials, you may help to support local bird populations. 

The main reason that this hack works so well is because the bunches of twigs and other pieces of loose garden debris help to attract birds. These feathered creatures often search for debris to help construct their nests, so having it all in one place that they can easily access is a huge bonus. Once they find it, they may continue to return. In addition to this hack, you could also try making your own DIY bird feeder to attract even more species into your backyard.