Bird Feeding

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Red bellied woodpecker at a suet feeder
photo by Noppadol Paothong, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Feeding birds can increase your bird-ID skills and brighten your day. Learn what seeds, feeders and landscaping choices will attract which birds to your Missouri backyard.

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Bird-Feeding Stations

Select the right feeder types, the right seeds, and the right native plants to attract more birds to your Missouri yard.

Attracting Hummingbirds

Attract ruby-throated hummingbirds by providing food sources for them in your Missouri yard or garden late April through September.

FAQs About Backyard Birds

Browse the most common questions about Missouri's backyard birds.

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