Follow these tips to help songbirds thrive.
- Plant native plants that provide food and habitat for songbirds.
- Keep your cat indoors.
- If you have a window that songbirds tend to hit, try taping a paper hawk silhouette to the outside of the window.
- Mylar tape or colorful streamers taped to the outside of a window can be an effective short-term deterrent during breeding season when male birds are particularly likely to charge their own reflection in a window.
Find more tips about protecting songbirds from the Audubon Society of Portland.