How to Attract Birds | Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Garden Home VLOG (2019)

How to Attract Birds | Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Garden Home VLOG (2019)

In this Garden Home VLOG, P. Allen Smith shows us how to attract birds by creating a welcoming backyard habitat.

Pollinator Birds
Plants Birds Like
DIY Bluebird Trail
How a Bluebird Box Works
Installing Bluebird Boxes

“Although wildlife habitat conservation is a national issue, there are many individual ways we can help. Setting out bluebird boxes is one good example of how we can lend a helping hand to an animal that is finding it harder to find a home in nature.” ~ P. Allen Smith

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  1. Jill Even on April 29, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you for the update! Love blue 🐦 s as well!

  2. Camilla * on April 29, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Just look at that late season color that is painting your grounds!! Breathtaking!! Bluebirds are such a joy, as are titmice, chickadees, and my all-time favorite, the majestic meadowlark. What a most vibrant bird and their song makes my own heart sing! 🤓☺️. Thank you for another lovely lesson, Allen!

  3. Marlise Govan on April 29, 2020 at 4:20 pm


  4. Lorrie D Mussett on April 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Happening upon this YouTube channel was exciting because I grew up watching your shows on Houston PBS. SO im binge watching and it all just makes me smile. The Eastern bluebird segment was great and we have been blessed with our own backyard bluebird nest box occupied year after year. They are a favorite as well as the tufted titmouse that was cameo twice in this video!

  5. Gina Friend on April 29, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Your doing good deeds! 🐦🙌

  6. Neldidellavittoria on April 29, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    A garden without birds is incomplete. Good show.

  7. Miss Murry Design on April 29, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Merci, Allen!  Indeed… in Sausalito, California

  8. pam ketron on April 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Love your bluebird houses! We have a couple of them but yours are much better. Thanks for the plans to build our own houses. This would be fun to do. Love all my birds. 🤗💕🦜

  9. EJ M on April 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Can you please show how to place on a pole and whether you use cement? Thank you!

  10. Devin McKee on April 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Dr. Phil?

  11. Lynn Pringle on April 29, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I have one one regular bird feeder, but added one that takes larger seed for the blue jays, cardinals etc as I am in Zone 6a southern Ontario. I would love to attract these blue birds if this is a zone they would naturally come into with those wonderful boxes. I am also working on more plantings to attract hummingbirds. I have read they will remember spots year to year of where they can access the nectar they need.

  12. Annie Rampersad on April 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Good morning. I believe you have a treasure chest hidden in your garden with all this knowledge about gardening or maybe a library filled with books from your grandparents.Today’s lesson was wonderful.Here in Trinidad there is the keskidee bird which happens to be my favourite garden bird.👍🐤

  13. Michele Yates on April 29, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I sure hope to visit Moss Mountain Farm someday.

  14. Lavonda Carter on April 29, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Love the blue birds that are in our yard, and that raise their young here every year.

  15. Yan Sfor on April 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Last year I grew 1 sunflower took all the seeds from it and left them on a table in my backyard when I came back literally all of them were eaten. This year I’m planting more sunflowers for them and see what else I can plant. I’m from Arkansas so I need to look what kind of flowers I can plant for them.

  16. Carole M on April 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you P. Allen Smith I am learning so much thank you.

  17. Jackie Horsley on April 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    enjoyed your vlog and your blue bird houses are neat I love bird houses I collect them myself

  18. Sharon Browne on April 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Oh my goodness! I thought it said How to ATTACK Birds! Then I thought, why would he want to attack birds? I’m getting my eyes checked in November! LOL

  19. Timber Hills on April 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Just ordered 12 blue bird boxes,nice video

  20. Dan Miller on April 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Very good information. I am a bird and owl house junkie. If you build them, they will come.

  21. Kathy Knoeppel on April 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    We also need host plants to support caterpillars which the birds feed their young. Plants and nectar are just one piece of the puzzle pf a healthy ecosystem. Please take a look at Dr. Tallany’s work in this area –

  22. alissabethla on April 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Does it matter which direction to face the bird house? I have a bunch I need to put up.

  23. bkeresales on April 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Here at Lake Kiowa we have ducks and all kinds of birds! We have lots of different kinds of bird feeders and chase off the squirrels. One evening my hubby came in and said come and look whose at the bird feeders!! So I went and looked and there were two huge ducks eating the bird seeds at the bottom of the birds feeder. They stayed for a while and flew out between our house and the neighbor’s house. They were so beautiful flying out of our yard!!

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