I live on about 41/2 acres with most of that being in woods. Even if you live on a small plot in the city, you can create a welcoming home for many different varieties of birds. Birds are not only fun to watch but are a great addition to your garden, eating thousands of bugs each season. (and a few blueberrys!). All you need to create your bird habitat is food, water, and shelter.
Shelter: Trees, brush piles, bushes, and grasses. All of these provide shelter for birds who like to fly to the feeder, then back to shelter. Place your feeders close to shelter in case they need to return. Bird houses are another type of shelter and provide a place for birds to raise their young.
Winter is a great time to plan next springs garden. Look around your yard now and see how you can incorporate some birdscaping into it. Take your time, don’t try to do it all at once. We have trees, feeders, bushes, houses and feeders now. Next years garden plans are to bring in some fruit trees such as cherries and plums which are a great source of food for birds in the summer.