Feeding Birds Makes a Difference

Feeding birds is one of the best ways to impact the world around you.

The simple act of putting out a bird feeder and keeping it clean and full can greatly improve the chances that birds and their offspring will survive. Many believe that birds only benefit from feeders during certain times of the year. However, birds actually have a year-round need for reliable, steady food sources. Click to download our Feeding Birds Makes a Difference infographic.


Homes with bird feeders attract more birds over time than those without feeders. Stress levels are lower where bird feeders are present. Birds at homes with bird feeders are in overall greater health than birds at places without feeders. Places with bird feeders had a higher percentage or young birds recruited into the breeding population than places without. Survival rates for birds were 38% higher in areas where bird feeders were present.