|Help Birds Survive the Floods
Excessive rainfall and floodwaters are damaging to the habitats and food sources used by birds and wildlife, particularly ground-feeding birds that eat insects, worms and seeds. They can also destroy many of the trees and shrubs that birds use for shelter and homes.
You can help birds and wildlife survive this trying time by providing much-needed foods, fresh water, shelter and places to raise young.
Install ground feeders and hang tray feeders as low as possible to the ground. Fill them with a variety of foods for ground- and low-feeding birds, such as our No Mess with Millet, suet nuggets, mealworms and fruits. Fill additional feeders with high-quality blends, suet and mealworms to give the birds a source of high-energy food.
Birds and other wildlife need a clean source of water for drinking and bathing as excessive rain and flood waters can leave polluted pools as they recede. Provide birds and wildlife access to fresh water with tall or hanging bird baths.
As things dry out, consider creating piles of brush and debris for birds to use as shelter from weather and predators. This also provides them a place to raise families. Nest boxes and nesting platforms offer additional sources for nesting and shelter.
As we all work to recover from the wet conditions, the birds visiting our backyards can bring us a sense of hope, renewal and peace. Stop by the store today and let us show you to help your birds recover as well.
Immediately before and after a big weather event, such as a flood, you often times see unique birds at your feeders and plenty of them as they work to prepare and recover from such an event.