8 Plants that will attract more Birds to your Garden

By Manish Choudhary

Nov 28, 2023

Sunflowers are not only visually appealing but also provide a good source of seeds that attract birds like finches and sparrows. 

1. Sunflowers (Helianthus)

This perennial plant produces beautiful purple flowers and attracts birds like goldfinches and other seed-eating birds. 

2. Purple Coneflower

Also known as Juneberry or Shadbush, Serviceberry produces berries that are loved by many bird species, including robins and cedar waxwings. 

3. Serviceberry

Plants such as elderberry, holly, and viburnum produce berries that are a favorite among birds. These fruits attract species like thrushes, cedar waxwings, and mockingbirds. 

4. Berries and Fruits

The tubular flowers of Salvia plants are a favorite among hummingbirds. Choose varieties like Salvia guaranitica or Salvia splendens to attract these colorful birds. 

5. Salvia

Grasses like switchgrass and little bluestem provide seeds and shelter for ground-feeding birds like sparrows and buntings. 

6. Native Grasses

This climbing plant produces vibrant trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds with their nectar. 

7. Trumpet Vine

Milkweed is not only essential for monarch butterflies but also attracts a variety of birds, especially when it goes to seed. Goldfinches are particularly fond of milkweed seeds. 

8. Milkweed

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