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