Migratory Bird Habitat and Landscaping

Twice a year, Chicago area neighborhoods host migrating birds. Learn what you can do to welcome them.

For homeowners, making your yard welcoming for migratory birds can be as simple as incorporating multiple layers and a meal at the right time.

View principles and plant suggestions for Chicago Region gardens

Learn more from these books:

Mariette Nowak, Birdscaping in the Midwest

Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants

Charlotte Adelman & Bernard L. Schwartz, The Midwestern Native Garden: native alternatives to nonnative flowers and plants

Keith Nowakowski, Native Plants in the Home Landscape

 and this website: The Morton Arboretum: Trees and Shrubs that Attract Birds

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