photo by US Fish & Wild Life Service
People living in apartments and condos do not have the privilege of their own wide open backyards where they can express their personal love for nature. Especially bird lovers living in apartments feel deprived from the outdoor beautiful creatures. This is why these people resort to other measures like putting up lots of plants indoors and in their balconies of their apartments to give them the feel of nature. There are many measures that you can adopt to enjoy the sight of birds flying over to your balcony and chirping away beautiful songs for you in the morning.
With so many bird products now available to us in the market, attracting birds to your apartment building is not that difficult. All birds are different and have different needs. Bird information is widely available from many websites on the internet for the different species you are trying to attract to your balconies.
If you visit a bird shop you will be able to see a whole range of different styles and types of birdfeeders for all purposes. From this wide range you can easily pick a bird feeder that is compact enough to fit will in the balcony of your apartment, while also serving as a decorative item along with all the other plants you probably have put up. A bird feeder is the best way to attract birds of all kinds. Each bird eats different food. You should know what food comprises of so that you can fill your bird feeder with it to attract as many birds as possible.
Another important thing that you must be providing in your small little balcony is a source of water for your birds to be attracted to. Birds living in the cities are always looking around for a source of clean water. If they find that from your balcony they will definitely be coming back again and again. Simply providing them water is not enough. You have to make sure that the feeder is frequently washed and refilled with fresh water. This is because birds not only love drinking water but also loves splashing around and bathing in water. Therefore if you are providing these birds with both their favorite seed along with a fresh supply of water, there is no way they won’t come to your apartment.
In case you don’t have enough space to hang around multiple feeders for different purposes then you can always buy one of those universal bird feeders that have sections for both seeds and water all in one. This is one of the best ways you can use to attract beautiful birds to your apartment balcony.