Bring birds to your backyard

Jan 19 2011 - 3:33pm

Birding enthusiasts are known for their willingness to travel many miles to catch a glimpse of that rare hawk or cross some elusive thrush off their list, but with the right setup, you can draw a variety of wintering birds right into your own backyard.

As their natural habitat shrinks due to human development, the various birds that call Utah home during the winter months find it more difficult to get enough food to survive.Backyard feeders aren't just a popular hobby -- they can help many of these birds stay alive until the abundance of spring returns.


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